My Valentine

Promotional film • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Paul McCartney


My daughter, Stella, suggested the original idea to have Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp use sign language to portray my recent song, My Valentine

Paul McCartney – From, May 25, 2012

It was great having them round. Natalie came over with her husband and new baby, which was very lovely, very family. Johnny came over and he has a friend who makes guitars out of lots of things like cigar boxes and wine cases, and he brought over a wine case-bass for me. He also sent over a little cigar box amp and guitar which is fantastic and so we had a jam. And I had to stop and say we better do this film!

Paul McCartney – From For Whom The Bell Tells, December 31, 2012

McCartney would soon use this cigar box guitar, to record “Cut Me Some Slack” with the ex-Nirvana members.

The “My Valentine” promo films were premiered at the Stella McCartney store in Los Angeles, in April 13, 2012.

  • Director: Paul McCartney
  • Cinematographer: Wally Pfister
  • Editor: Paul Martinez
  • Producer: Susanne Preissler

i) ‘My Valentine’ (Music Video)
ii) ‘My Valentine’ (Music Video – Natalie Portman One Take)
iii) ‘My Valentine’ (Music Video – Johnny Depp One Take)
iv) ‘My Valentine’ (Music Video – Split Screen)
v) ‘My Valentine’ (Music Video – Natalie Portman Edit)
vi) ‘My Valentine’ (Music Video – Johnny Depp Edit)

Last updated on December 8, 2020


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