Spiritualized – Little Girl (2012)

Directed by Vincent Haycock, “Little Girl” follows the story of a young female runaway who steals her dad’s money and motorcycle to escape the god-forsaken, post soviet demise small town in which she lives. Shot on location in Eisenhüttenstadt (Iron City), in the Oder-Spree district of Brandenburg, Germany at the border of Poland and Germany. The eponymous ‘Little Girl’ of the song’s title is played by Chesca Miles, one of the UK’s top female stunt riders.

“Little Girl” also featurs some of Germany’s best stunt riders including Julian Pohl and the Eastside Xtremes. The latter are a hood rat, street bike gang that hail from the borders of Germany and Poland. They arrived on set in their tour bus, which is tricked out with UV lighting and a stripper pole. They’re basically buzzing on fades, Red Bull, and burnouts.

The remaining characters were street cast in various dive and biker bars around Berlin and the outlining towns. In fact the Canadian Porn Star Cannibal, Luka Rocco Magnotta, was eventually arrested in one such dive bar hang out, he was unknowingly scouted for the video.

During the course of the three day shoot there were only 2 crashes, a wrecked bike, a near-death tank rattle, 12 burnt-out tires, a broken whipped cream charger, and a near arrest after police caught producers filming a high speed tracking shot on the autobahn into Berlin at 4am.



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