Actor Daryl Hannah has written and directed her first feature film PARADOX, starring the one and only Neil Young, Willie Nelson, as well as two of Willie Nelson’s sons, Micah and Lukas Nelson. (The latter Nelson son and his band Promise of the Real backed Neil on his 2015 album The Monsato Years and the tour that followed.)
Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for the film which will debut on the streaming network on March 23, and you can watch that odd, esoteric trailer below.
Paradow was written and directed by Hannah and produced by Bernard Shakey and Elliott Rabinowitz. Besides Young and the Nelsons, the film also stars Corey McCormick, Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, Charris Ford and Dulcie Clarkson Ford.
The official synopsis does very little to decipher what we’re watching, but here it is:
A fantasy, a loud poem and a free-spirited tale of music and love, PARADOX is a one-of-a-kind personal expression. Sometime in the future past, the “Man in the Black Hat” (Neil Young), the”Particle Kid” (Micah Nelson), “Jail Time” (Lukas Nelson) and a ragged band of cowboys and outlaws hide high up in the Mountains. They pass the hours searching for treasure while they wait for the full moon to lend its magic, bring the music and make the spirits fly. Vibrating with original music by Young + Promise of the Real, PARADOX furthers the legacy of an iconic performer who has always broken the rules.
If you’ve seen any of the films Young directed under his pseudonym “Bernard Shakey,” then the premise for Hannah’s film won’t sound too strange, and fans of Young and Nelson will probably be interested in seeing how Hannah integrated their music into the story.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor