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Broken Wing

This is a live action music video for the song "Broken Wing" by Warren Givens. American Songwriter premiered Broken Wing, praising Givens’ tried and true approach of “making good music for people to dig—after that, let the chips fall where they may,” and The Bitter Southerner praised, “this song feels really right—for right now.”

Filmed entirely on location at a prop house in Savannah, GA, Broken Wing features five elaborate sets. Designed and built from the ground up, each set reflects the wide relatability of the songs lyrics. Taking tonal inspiration from Wes Anderson, this video perfectly encapsulates the thoughtfully wandering tune.

  • West Givens
    38,600 MPH
  • West Givens
    38,600 MPH
  • Warren Givens
  • Taylor Wedding
    Director of Photography
    Frozen Pizza
  • Mitchell Hemmer
    1st AC
  • Kierra Hall
    2nd AC
  • Seth Cunningham
  • Jaxson Varni
    Production Designer
  • Renee Paddell
    Head Set Dresser
  • Bailey Hunt
    Set Dresser
  • Mitch Henry
    Set Dresser
  • Cara Engh
    1st AD/Editor
  • Joe Russ
  • Brooks McMahon
    BTS Video
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Distribution Information
  • Tungsten Originals
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - West Givens

West Givens is a writer, director, and producer from Senatobia, Mississippi. Born into a family of artists, his interest in art and filmmaking developed at an early age. While honing his craft in film school, Givens founded Tungsten Originals, a multi-media production company that celebrates independent filmmakers. Givens has a passion for telling honest and down-to-earth stories. His work showcases an acute attention to detail and immense respect for the storytelling process.

In 2020, Givens graduated from SCAD with a BFA in Film & Television Production. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, and works in the television industry.

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