“Inside Llewyn Davis” star Oscar Isaac plays Mr. Carpool, a down-on-his luck Angeleno, in the video for Danish producer Anders Trentemøller’s latest single “Gravity” (featuring Jana Hunter of Lower Dens) from the album “Lost.”
As Mr. Carpool, Isaac’s character wanders around the freeways of Los Angeles, making ends meet by offering his services as an extra passenger so they can drive in the carpooling lane.
The collaborative video by directors Tue Walin Storm and Elvira Lind bridges the line between fiction and documentary as many Los Angeles natives play themselves. Though the video was shot in L.A., the footage was edited in a small cabin in Denmark by Mette Olendorff and Mathias Nyholm Schmidt.
“The video is an homage to the great city of LA,” read the video’s press notes, “a place where diversity is an understatement: a place full of vibrant characters from all walks of life; a place where even our Mr. Carpool can gravitate into his American dream.”
Check the video out for yourself below: