Losin' Battle

The official music video for the NeVeRSeeN song, "Losin' Battle".

  • Corbin Rowell
    Director
  • T.J. Neveldine
    Writer
  • Corbin Rowell
    Writer
  • T.J. Neveldine
    Producer
  • Corbin Rowell
    Producer
  • T.J. Neveldine
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Jimmy Trembley
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Steve Morley
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Bill Lovett
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Jamall Anthony
    Key Cast
    "Security Guard"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    music video, drama, comedy, funny, acoustic rock
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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

"Losin' Battle" was probably the most fun shoot I've ever done for the acoustic rock band "NeVeRSeeN".

In terms of production quality and time, "Losin' Battle" was the biggest music video we've done. When I first heard this song, I was completely blown away, and I could not stop listening to it. It's an emotionally heavy and musically powerful song. We wanted to do something big for it, but nothing too serious. Because the song is about losing battles and going through failures in life, we wanted to create a music video everyone can relate to without it being too dark in tone. So despite the emotional weight of the lyrics in this song, we decided to make the music video hilariously relatable.

The premise of this music video is that the various band members are trying to prepare for a concert later that evening, but various losing battles & mishaps are preventing them from getting what they need. The message of this video is that despite life's hardships and losing battles big or small, if you keep trying and don't let failure wear you down, you can accomplish your goals.

"Losin' Battle" is a hilarious, fun, rollercoaster ride of a music video, and despite seeing it dozens of times during the editing phase, I never get tired of it.