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Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Rob Cantor wrote and shared a song called Shia LaBeouf on SondCloud that went viral and became an instant hit.
And now, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles teamed up with Cantor to record a video for the song that speaks of actor and director Shia LaBeouf as a cannibal and includes lines such as ‘Running for your life (from Shia LaBeouf), He’s brandishing a knife (it’s Shia LaBeouf)’.
To the excitement of fans, the real Shia LaBeouf makes a cameo appearance at the end of the video and shows his support to Cantor.
The man behind the hit song spoke to Indiewire about how he connected with the actor and got him to appear in the video.
I wrote an email to Shia. I explained that I was a big fan, I pitched the video concept, and I invited him to participate. I found his manager’s email address online, and I sent my message off, never expecting to hear back.
Three days later, much to my delight, a reply! And more exciting still, it was a yes! I had pitched a few different ideas as to how Shia might appear in the video, and “sole audience member revealed at the end” was one of them. It was his idea to turn it into a Citizen Kane nod.