The official music video for the NeVeRSeeN song, "Desperate", written for the post-apocalyptic/zombies short film "We Were Desperate" by Corbin Rowell.

  • Corbin Rowell
  • T.J. Neveldine
  • Corbin Rowell
  • Scott Rittwage
    Key Cast
  • Steve James
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    drama, zombies, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, music video, acoustic rock
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Solstice: 4-Film Screening Event
    United States
    December 14, 2019
    Local premiere
Director Biography - Corbin Rowell

Corbin Rowell is an up-and-coming filmmaker from Richmond, VA. He began directing music videos for the local acoustic rock band, NeVeRSeeN, in 2018. Rowell met Richmond filmmaker Steve James in early 2019, and has collaborated with him on five different film projects. One of those projects was a horror short film titled "The Collector's Chest", which he co-wrote and co-directed with James for the Richmond 48 Hour Horror Film Project. "The Collector's Chest" won five awards, more than any other film in the competition, including BEST FILM 2ND PLACE.

Rowell's directorial and screenwriting debut is "We Were Desperate", a post-apocalyptic short film about two men surviving in a decimated world overrun by flesh-eating "banshees". The film had its local premiere at the Grace Street Theater in Richmond, VA on December 14, 2019. "We Were Desperate" will be released on Amazon Prime on January 10, 2020.

Currently, Rowell is writing the script for a Batman fan film titled "Batman: Master of Fear", which is scheduled to begin production in February 2020.

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Director Statement

I never get tired of listening to this track. My dear friend, mentor, and incredible musician T.J. Neveldine of the Richmond, VA acoustic rock group NeVeRSeeN agreed to write and record "Desperate" in the studio for my short film "We Were Desperate".

T.J. wrote this song in approximately 10 minutes, and I was blown away when he played it for me. Originally, it was a bit more fast paced, but we decided to slow it down to match the theme and atmosphere of "We Were Desperate". Like the film, this song is about complete and total desperation and how people will do whatever it takes to save their loved ones and survive. We wanted a song that felt raw, emotional, and empty... like the apocalyptic world portrayed in the film. T.J. captured that feeling with the song, and we then translated that into this music video.

We shot at the same locations where we filmed "We Were Desperate", so it would feel similar in tone. I knew I wanted this to be a straightforward, emotional video featuring apocalyptic scenery and a decrepit backdrop. The few people that have seen this video have said it's NeVeRSeeN's best song and music video to date... and I think I'd have to agree.