Federale - "I Swore I'd Never Kill"

A drifter stops at a deserted bar in a small logging town where he catches a show on the bar's supernatural TV featuring a Femme Fatale on the run from a killer in hot pursuit...

  • Paul Dillon
  • Paul Dillon, Collin Hegna, Brett Roberts
  • Collin Hegna
  • Chad Savage
    Key Cast
  • Meghann Hegna
    Key Cast
  • Trey Schultz
    Key Cast
  • Spyros Kourtessis
    Key Cast
  • Federale
    Key Cast
  • Ken Brightwood
    Key Cast
  • Brett Roberts
    Director Of Photography
    Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado
  • Jim Staneck
    1st AC
    Little People Big World
  • Martin Melnick
    Color Correction
  • Heather Boyd
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Film Noir, Supernatural, Western
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Paul Dillon

This is the 3rd music video form Dublin born Director Paul Dillon. After seeing previous videos that he had directed for A Place To Bury Strangers & Cosmiscide, Federale approached Paul to write & direct this Film Noir treatment for their evocative, cinematic music. Also a musician, Paul was previously a member of bands such as Mercury Rev, Swervedriver, Longwave & Sparklehorse to name a few.

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Director Statement

After coming up with and presenting the initial concept for the video, I collaborated closely with the DP Brett Roberts and Federale bandleader Collin Hegna to develop what we decided would be a supernatural 'Oregon Film Noir', taking advantage of the Lynchian 'Twin Peaks' environment that was at our disposal here in Oregon. The song is unusually long for a single, so we essentially had to storyboard out a short film and I think that the attention to detail in our preproduction comes across in the final product.