Delirium Magazine: NSFW Video Spotlight “SÅINTS” by GUNPOWDER GRAY

Check out VideoRahim’s page to see what’s up  ⇓videorahimBy James Bickert

Exploitation film enthusiast, essayist and GOREZONE scribe James Bickert  (DEAR GOD, NO!) came to us recently with a rock video that fell onto his radar helmed by his friend, director Video Rahim. He wanted to help spread the grim gospel about this stunning clip and asked if DELIRIUM would be the vessel to do so.

Who are we to refuse James Bickert?

See below! And hide the kids!
Gunpowder Gray
“SAINTS”
Director: Video Rahim
From the filmmaker:
The first time I saw Gunpowder Gray live was at the infamous Star Bar in Little 5 Points, in Atlanta, and it was one of their first shows. The drummer for the band is Joey O’Brien, who is also the drummer for the Biters. We’ve worked together before on music videos. When I saw them play this hard rockin’ show it reminded me of some of my favorite rock bands from the past. Immediately concluding the set I turned to my producer and said, “I want to shoot a music video for them.”

About eight months or so later, I received a call from Chris Heffernan (guitar and backing vocals) that Gunpowder Gray wanted to shoot their first music video and was interested in collaborating. We kicked ideas around for a few weeks, until we thought we had a concept. However, just days before we were set to shoot, I had a vision. The band naturally dressed in hard rock attire that reminded me of the 80’s cult classic vampire film Lost Boys. I called the band and told them about a rough concept based on the Lost Boys movie. It took the band less than 30 seconds to agree that we had to adjust the treatment to fit this new creative. The guys in the band were all fans of horror films, and Lost Boys was one of their favorites.

We knew we wanted Shane Morton (Your Pretty Face is Going To Hell, Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse) to collaborate with us on this project. Shane was the perfect fit. We knew he’d love the music and create the perfect special effects and makeup to compliment a throwback 80’s vampire music video. I had worked with Shane on a Biters music video inspired by John Carpenters “They Live” which has now been accepted to 7 film festival across the US. Shane created the visual style of the vampire look and choreographed all the kills that took place in the video. Having Shane and his special effects team on set allowed us to take the video to the next level, creating a blood soaked, vampire feast truly fitting of the song.

GUNPOWDER GRAY

GUNPOWDER GRAY

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