Retirees from Julia Wallace Retirement Village, New Zealand, filmed their version of Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” video, which played up every detail of the original video, from ballerina costumes to boomboxes and bottom break, which was depicted using touching video editing.
The filming, which took a week, was attended by 50 people: the pensioners themselves, the staff of the boarding house and the granddaughters of some of the actors. In the commentary to the video, it is said that the average age of the inhabitants of Julia Wallace Retirement Village is 82 years, and the total age is more than 4000 years, but this does not prevent them from having fun and being creative. “We are still full of life and energy, and sometimes it seems to me that I do much more than in my youth, because I have much more time,” said 72-year-old Margaret Gregory, who played the role of Taylor in the video.
A clip and a video about its creation were published on the boarding house's YouTube page, which is called "80-something years of happiness." There are also other retirees' creations - for example, the video for "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
You can watch the original clip and compare it with the performance of New Zealand grandparents here.