You In Your Were

Music video for recording artist Kevin Drew featuring Zach Galifianakis and Leslie Feist.

Creative team

Director: Samir Rehem
Producers: Kevin Drew, Matt King, Andrew Ferguson

Filmmaker’s statement

This video’s performance and conceptual footage all takes place in a single location – a traditional yet opulent ballroom. These two elements were broken down into four parts and then intercut together to slowly build to the video’s finale.

The crescendo is a combination of Kevin Drew and Feist singing alongside Zach Galifianakis and his backup dancers all performing one of Zach’s one-off contemporary dance choreography.

All of this results in a conclusion that is celebratory and joyful, highlighting the notion behind the lyric, “It’s the way that you were.”

We had a terrific time making this piece. A lot of people were involved and they did it out of love. We are very pleased with the result.

About Samir Rehem

Samir Rehem

Canadian director Samir Rehem emerged in 2006 with the Gemini award-winning series Cock’d Gunns for IFC Canada.

Samir recently collaborated with Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Leslie Feist and Zach Galifianakis to direct and produce the viral video for You In Your Were, for which he was nominated for the Prism Prize (best music video 2015).

In 2009 Samir was nominated for Genie and Gemini awards, and in 2008 he won a Canadian Comedy award for his work on Cock’d Gunns. 

In 2011 his short Don’t Walk Out That Door was nominated for a Canadian Comedy award for best film. This past year he was nominated for best direction in a youth program or series at the Canadian Screen Awards.

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