Filmed while putting footage together for their record breaking “On The Run” tour, mega couple Beyonce and Jay-Z play on the popular Bonnie & Clyde theme for a new short film in anticipation of their upcoming HBO special, “On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z” set to air on September 20th at 9 p.m. EST.
Using the California desert as their backdrop, the couple cruises around in a 1960s Pontiac GTO, shooting mailboxes and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake in the new film titled “Bang Bang,” a nod to Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 single of the same name. (“Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down.”)
Directed by New York filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, the black and white short film is just one of a trilogy which captures the Carter’s while “on the run.”
Hint: Make sure you watch until the end of the credits for an added bonus for a true cinematic feel
Read the full description of the film below courtesy of Nowness which first debuted the project:
“Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer.”