Relief

The official music video for the NeVeRSeeN song, "Relief" featuring Jamall Anthony. The song and video were made to help raise awareness for those affected by the various natural disasters that have affected our country in recent years.

  • Corbin Rowell
    Director
  • T.J. Neveldine
    Producer
  • Corbin Rowell
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    drama, disaster relief, relief, acoustic rock, emotional
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2018
  • 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

"Relief" is the first music video I ever directed for the Richmond acoustic rock band NeVeRSeeN.

T.J. Neveldine, the frontman of NeVeRSeeN, told me he had written this song years ago after Hurricane Katrina, but never got a chance to record it professionally. In January 2018, we recorded "Relief" as one of the first songs for NeVeRSeeN latest album "WHeNeVeR".

Our record producer gave me one hour to shoot this music video... one. So I grabbed my gear, directed the band, and we shot this music video within one hour in the recording studio. The rest of the footage was taken from clips of various natural disasters that occurred in 2017 and 2018, including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, the California Fires, and more. The purpose for this video was to showcase the brave men and women who have helped those whose lives were altered by these traumatic events. In addition, we encouraged viewers to donate to charitable causes such as American Red Cross, SPCA, the Anova Phoenix Campaign, and Generosity.

"Relief" isn't just a music video... it's a statement. Whether it's a fire, hurricane, tornado, a loss in the family, or some other life-changing event, we all need support, love, and relief.