The new split video from bands KILL HOURS and VERSUS VERSUS comes as a short film, a continuous storyline that navigates across two songs from two separate groups, representing their own take on different shades of post hardcore. This film is in support of “WAYWARD“, the split album of the same name, which will be coming out this fall on Here Goes Nothing Records, and is something that you simply need to watch to get you hooked and inspired.
Patrick Sheufelt, a recording engineer, studio operator, and jack-of-all-things creative from Detroit, Michigan, joined us to share his perspective on this unique production.
“I’m writing this almost a year after the inception of what has become the one of the largest single projects I’ve ever undertaken: WAYWARD.” – Patrick introduces the project.
𝐼 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑚.
“I brought these songs to the bands as a way to jumpstart the creative process and sort of define the sound of each one. The guys all liked the material, tweaks were made, structures fleshed out, and we recorded both of them. The idea to do a collaborative video came one night when Kyle (Kill Hours) and I were sitting up late having a beer and listening to the final mixes.”
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑚 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒.
Kyle is a DGA member and film set veteran, and has worked with Patrick on several shows and a couple short films together in the past.
Continues Patrick: “I wrote a full script, we made a shot list, we gathered the vehicles, props, safety gear, and then made the costumes in my living room. Kyle made sure all production needs were met. We then proceeded to shoot for 4 months, over the darkest, coldest winter in memory. We collected 100 hours of footage from over 30 locations and covered hundreds of miles in the process. My brother and studio partner Nick acted as our DP and shot my vision beautifully.”
Asked about its meaning and the message behind the project, Patrick explains:
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺.
“The existential dread that comes along with that can be overcome by continuing to move forward, carrying that book, that message, that beacon of hope onward, even if it means going to the end of the earth and the edge of your sanity to do so.”
“It was a reminder to ourselves that we will continue to be artists and we will continue to fight the good fight. There’s a lot of adjacent rants I could go on, speeches I could give, but we don’t have time for that here, all you need to know about WAYWARD is that it represents the struggle of All. Keep going. Give em’ Hell.” – he concludes.