Crows "Wednesday's Child" (Samuel Taylor, dir.)


From the Director 

"Crows are an underground band loved by devoted, loyal fans and anyone who's introduced to them. After seeing them live a few years back, I was instantly taken in by their live show that even those who have witnessed can barely describe. My closest approximation was possession. If as the band and the audience had been taken by the devil and formed one screaming organism. Quite a Tuesday night, but it was clear, once it came time to do a vid for the guys (especially with a track written about the Salem Witch Trials) that this first and visceral experience was going to lead the story.

We were essentially left to it. With the trust of the band and their manager, a long researching and writing process began with 5 or 6 completely different stories and 5 or 6 completely different ways of the telling the stories. Dan Hawkins (who also shot the film) and I couldn't stop chatting about the state of the West during breaks in writing and whilst going through notes on Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' the idea snapped into place. Who doesn't love a metaphor.

It was a long writing, shooting and editing process with a big cast and film stock running out fast but with an amazingly dedicated and creative crew, along with the trust we knew was there from the Crows' team we could really lose ourselves in the project. Always a dream when you get that opportunity."



Production Company
Independent Representative
Director of Photography
Tom Oxenham, Production Manager
Luke Goodrich, First Assistant Director
Joe Ramsden, Second Assistant Director
Bradley Stearn, First Assistant Camera
Ashton Born, Tristan Bejawn, Second Assistant Camera
Anya Magee, Stylist
Miriana Savino, Make-up Artist
Thomas Mangham, Colorist
Alice Millen, Choreographer