New Zealand's answer to Pharrell Williams

00:52, Jul 21 2014

Do these pensioners have sweeter moves than Pharrell Williams?

Sixty residents and staff from Christchurch's Diana Isaac Retirement Village proved ageing bones and dodgy hips were no barrier to making a banging music video.

The seniors spent four days in May filming the parody to Pharrell Williams' Happy, which they have renamed "80-odd years of Happy".

The song was picked because of its inspiring message about getting the best out of life.

Alister Leckie, 79 - also known as "Al Pharrell Williams" - is the star of the video.

The retired engineer said he loved the experience and didn't hesitate when asked to give it a go.

"Heavens above - you get on and have as much fun as you can," he said.

"It was a great opportunity. I'm not sure why I was chosen but I loved giving it a go.

"I was a bit jiggered by the end of it though."

More than 400 people attended the red carpet premiere of the video at the village on Saturday night.

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