Hangin' On The Line

A music video, filmed in a box room with an android phone (REALME) by a budget challenged songwriter. Rendered in black and white, as he couldn't afford a colourist.

The clip featuring drumming is royalty free footage by Yuri Romanov featured on Vecteezy.com.

The original clip minus FX and post production magic can be found here:

The film was edited and FX added using Filmora software.

Subtitles added, for those who wish to read the lyrics, or sing along!

  • Phil McClean
  • Phil McClean
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  • Phil McClean
  • Phil McClean
  • Phil McClean
  • Phil McClean
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  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Android Phone
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Phil McClean

Phil McClean is an award winning Irish composer (And sometime singer-songwriter) for the visual arts. Self taught in all aspects, he has appeared on the Billboard Top 5 American EDM album “In Search Of Darkness” soundtrack with the hidden bonus track “Sleep Paralysis” on the New RetroWave Bandcamp release in 2019. That same year he entered the Horror Hotel International Scoring competition, reaching the TOP 10, eventually placing 9th. In 2020 he released the mini album “The Last Illusion” inspired by the Clive Barker short story. Between 2021 & 2022 he lent his talents to indie games and helped produce and co-write songs for up and coming young talent, but on account of the pandemic, work opportunities were few and far between so he honed his skills behind the production desk and keyboard and released the e.p. “Rage”.

He captured silver in the Cuetube's Score Relief General Composition category for “I Catch You” in 2022 and scored the short black comedy “Have Your Cake And Eat It” for Giant Studios.

In October 2022 he released the music video "Hangin' On The Line", which is his official directorial debut.

Phil placed second in The XV Jerry Goldsmith Awards for his work “The Last Illusion” in the 'Free Creation' category in 2023.

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Director Statement

Untrained, unkempt and unwilling to be anything less than myself. I've absorbed every mistake and fallen into every black hole that trained and well guided artists tactfully navigate around.

As such, the limits are non existent to me. I've not had anybody there to advise me "You can't do that!" The things that tried to break me, I assure you, one day will make me.