Sometimes a film is meant to challenge you, and perhaps even upset you. Sometimes a film is meant to excite and thrill you. And in some cases, a film is just meant to move you and make you feel great. With “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” written and directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson, the heartwarming project is meant to leave you with a smile on your face as you exit the theater. And that joy extends to the film’s music, as well.
In honor of ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ continuing to run in theaters and the soundtrack for the film being available now, we are thrilled to present our readers with an exclusive first look at the music video for one of the songs from the film, “Running For So Long (House A Home).” Parker Ainsworth, Butch Walker, Paris Jackson, and Jessie Payo all collaborated on the song, which serves as a beautiful tease for the music from the film.
“When my good friend Tyler told me about ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ and played me the song his friend Parker co-wrote for the film, ‘Running For So Long (House a Home)’, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to start recording,” said Walker. “I suggested to bring Paris Jackson on board for some accompaniment – she has been a family friend for many years and she had just recently done some backing vocals on a record of my own. Everyone involved thought that she was perfect for the song and her vocals gave it a very special note, just like I feel the movie is.”
He continued, “We also ended up putting a third singer on with them named Jessie Payo, who was Parker’s suggestion and I LOVE the result. ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is such a beautiful story with a wonderful (and much needed) message right now, that touched me deeply every single time I watched it – and I’ve watched it multiple times now. I’m sure it will touch the hearts of so many others as well.”
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is in theaters now. The soundtrack for the film is also available now for download or purchase. You can watch the exclusive music video below.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.