When the Members of the Band Redkin, with whom we have previously worked on other music videos, approached us wanting to collaborate on a new music video-idea of theirs, involving the feelings of isolation and emptiness after parting with a loved one at a train station (as the title suggests), which has been in their song repertoire for several years already, we immediately had a certain setting in mind.
And admit it, what more representative of the archetype of a train is there, than an antique steam engine train. Luckily enough we found exactly that, still in fairly regular use and perfect maintenance in the Steyrtal Museumsbahn, who were willing to rent us a whole original 19th century train compartment. That alongside fitting costumes from our longtime favorite costume hire shop Nici’s in Aigen Schlägel, appropriate and self humorous acting on the band member’s part, as well as the eager commitment on the female protagonist’s part, Christine Haller, as well as ideal weather and the beautiful surrounding landscape enabled us to finish shooting in the most desirable time frame of a single day.
In regards to the plot, we originally simply adapted the band’s original vision of a departure scene between father and daughter, sending her off into the unknown world, included the supporting roles of the roamer, the wealthy passenger and the ticket inspector and ended up with a rather viewer subjective narrative, some people assuming her to be a daughter, some a lover, others an exploitative courtesan.
Eventually we were even able to shoot a version of the video where the band performed their song life on the train tracks still in costume, and were beyond that even honored by being picked as music video of the month by the Austrian TV channel GoTV.
Thanks therefore again, to anyone involved in the production and enabling the shoot who finds himself reading this here again, we are looking forward to producing historically set music videos and shorts with all of you or new customers and or friends in the future.