Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre’s Rosary Guild tells cinematic sci-fi story in ‘Crocodiles’

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It seems The Menzingers aren’t the only band from Northeastern Pennsylvania to release an epic music video last week.

Wilkes-Barre alternative rock trio Rosary Guild has been working with locally developed music social media app Tunefly on some videos recently, including this submission to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest:

Tunefly co-creator/CEO Sam O’Connell directed a feature-length film called “Milk Mustache” in 2012 and wanted to shoot a narrative music video, which he had never done before. Inspired by “Crocodiles” from Rosary Guild’s self-titled debut EP, he came up with a story for the video during a car ride.

“I then pitched the idea to Rosary Guild, along with an crude animated version. The video barely changed from that animatic,” O’Connell told NEPA Scene.

“The cast is made up entirely from family, my younger brother Abraham being the male and my cousin Madelyn is the girl.”

Filmed on the grounds of the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Noxen, the beautiful, moody video tells a short story with elements of science fiction and striking shots that give it a cinematic feel.

“Our goal is to make music that people can attach themselves to and cope with. Just as we have turned to music that we love in times of need, we hope to provide the same refuge for others,” vocalist/guitarist William McHale told Tunefly last year.

Rosary Guild’s next scheduled live performance will be at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. with Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife and Mind Choir. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.