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The former Beatle decided that he wanted to create some visuals for his music using footage of surfer and filmmaker Jack McCoy's underwater jet skiing, after seeing McCoy's film, 'A Deeper Shade of Blue.' Sir Paul then flew the surfer to London to discuss a film over lunch. McCoy, credited with teaching Iggy Pop and other celebs how to surf, first met McCartney after requesting permission to use his Fireman song, 'This Is Love' in the 2010 film, an 11-chapter look at the evolution of surfing.
"Paul happened to have seen the film and liked it," says McCoy, 56, during a speech at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this past weekend. "The next thing I know I'm flying to London from Sydney to have a two-hour lunch with him. He couldn't have been nicer."
Perhaps Sir Paul will learn the subject first-hand, with surf lessons, by the end this. "I live in Palm Beach in Sydney which is like Waikiki Beach," says McCoy. "It's a very gentle wave. All the stars come through, and I'm the resident teacher of the surf school."
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