Here’s the official video for 'After The Crack Up', the first song from the forthcoming album. The video places the band in a piece of cinema history - the world’s first ever feature-length narrative film, made in 1906.
The Story Of The Kelly Gang was at its time a wildly successful film in Australia and abroad. Despite its fame, the historic film was thought to have been lost by 1940 as all known prints had disappeared. In 1976 a lucky find started a chain of events that eventually led to the film being painstakingly restored by the National Film and Sound Archive.
The Story of the Kelly Gang is a 1906 Australian film that traces the life of the legendary infamous outlaw and bushranger Ned Kelly (1855–1880). It was written and directed by Charles Tait. The film ran for more than an hour, and at that time was the longest narrative film yet seen in the world. It was first shown at the Athenaeum Hall in Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia on 26 December 1906 and in the UK in January 1908. In 2007 The Story of the Kelly Gang was inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register for being the world's first full-length feature film.
The video is faithful to the film’s silent-movie style. It was directed and edited by the brilliant Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the team behind the Australian horror-comedy 100 Bloody Acres, for which Glenn provided the music score. The Cairnes brothers had also previously worked with the band on videos for 'The Mothball' (1998) and 'The Hole In Your Roof' (2000).
Edmondo took some photos on the day.
Hope you enjoy it,
- The Good Gardener