Taylor Swift’s short film premiered in November 2021 and is based on the extended version of Swift’s 2012 song of the same name. The short film also earned several accolades for the songstress. However, Swift recently gushed about loving ‘every second’ of creating a short film, based on her widely-beloved track, All Too Well, based on her short-lived relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Just over a year after making her directorial debut with her haunting music video, starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, Taylor shared several minutes of unseen, behind-the-scenes footage of her working to bring her vision to reality. In the bts video, the singer can be seen giving her creative input on each and every scene, from instructing actors on how to express their emotions to suggesting camera angles.
While standing in the middle of the forest, she tells Sink and O’Brien that they are portraying characters that have the ‘natural chemistry that comes around once in a lifetime.’ From start to finish, the Grammy winner provides insight and guidance to everyone on set as she explains her expectations from when to laugh to the cue one actor should put down a birthday cake.
Meanwhile, during an emotional scene, in which Sink’s character is stood up by her boyfriend on her 21st birthday, Swift says her smile should be pained. After Sadie gave the perfect shot, Taylor praised the Stranger Things star saying, ‘Beautiful, that was amazing.’ Later the pair exchange a sweet hug as Sink tells Swift how ‘excited’ she was to be cast in the project.
However, alongside the behind the scene video, Taylor wrote in the caption, “The first seeds of this short film were planted over ten years ago, and I’ll never forget the behind-the-scenes moments of the shoot. I owe everything to @sadiesink_, Dylan O’Brien, my incredible DP @the_rinayang and my producer @saulysaulysauly.’ Taylor added while noting, “I also want to say thank you to our wonderful background actors and crew who made this story come to life so naturally. I loved every second of it and I will always remember it. All. Too. Well.”