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 FILMMAKING 

 + PHOTOGRAPHY 

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SILENT WOLF - HARMS WAY 

Part 1 of 3.

Chicago's Hit Hard Core Band, HARMS WAY, makes a triumphant return with their first single "Silent Wolf."

DIRECTED BY: Finn O'Connell

ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY: Isaiah Joseph, Renat Mahmoudi

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Casey Soyk, Nick Gauthier

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Finn O'Connell

CAMERA OPS: Isaiah Joseph, Renat Mahmoudi

MIXED & PRODUCED BY: Will Yip

STUDIO SPACE: Attack Studios

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Sam Butzen, Lauren Robinson

PRODUCED BY: Gold Theory Artists, Metal Blade Records

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UNDERTOW - HARMS WAY feat. KING WOMAN

Part 2 of 3.

HARMS WAY and A24 actress and musician KING WOMAN join forces in a dark and dreamy rush.

DIRECTED BY: Finn O'Connell

ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY: Isaiah Joseph, Renat Mahmoudi

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Casey Soyk, Nick Gauthier

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Finn O'Connell

CAMERA OPS: Isaiah Joseph, Renat Mahmoudi

MIXED & PRODUCED BY: Will Yip

STUDIO SPACE: Attack Studios

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Sam Butzen, Lauren Robinson

PRODUCED BY: Gold Theory Artists, Metal Blade Records

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 NUXXE RECORDS 

Director of Photography + Editor

"COUCOU CHLOE - LAID BACK"

"Cactus Club Video Series - COUCOU CHLOE"

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 LAID BACK 

Presented by NUXXE RECORDS

DIRECTED BY Renat Mahmoudi (Nick Leffel) + Adilene Quezada

SHOT + EDITED BY Finn O'Connell

LANDER LLC

KINO INSIDER

 CACTUS CLUB VIDEO SERIES - COUCOU CHLOE 

Presented by NUXXE RECORDS

DIRECTED BY Renat Mahmoudi (Nick Leffel) + Adilene Quezada

SHOT BY Renat Mahmoudi + Finn O'Connell

LANDER LLC

KINO INSIDER

 COUCOU 

 CHLOE 

Harm's Way - Silent Wolf (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
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Harm's Way - Silent Wolf (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Buy here: http://www.metalblade.com/harmsway “‘Silent Wolf’ was birthed out of observing a sense of persistent distrust in governing bodies and systems of power in our current cultural climate,” tells vocalist James Pligge. “It speaks on the faith, or lack of faith, many have in these systems and an overall feeling of inertia and paranoia with status quo operations... leading many to the question: 'what is really informing our reality?” For nearly two decades, Harm’s Way has evolved from whispered underground favourites to favourite sons with an arsenal of songs that helped shape heavy music’s trajectory – creating a roadmap for legions interested in “reinventing” themselves. Harm’s Way has never stayed complacent and constantly morphed shape– absorbing and reapplying influences in new and creative ways to create some of the most well-executed songs in hardcore punk and metal. And yet, considering the changeling that they and their previous efforts are, Common Suffering is easily the most musically diverse undertaking in their catalogue. The album beams with incredibly memorable riffs, breakdowns, and impeccable songwriting with subtle melody and point/counter-point which kicks off loud and clear on album opener “Silent Wolf”. LYRICS: They worship false leaders blindly A selfless ploy that turns to greed They induce misinformation Deny the system that you feed Watch it all dissipate Degrade, we're born to decay Corrupt, they will let you down With war, a means to profit Decline, they will let you down They defraud to favor power Seductive words that you believe They coerce for their agenda A silent wolf that you must be We watch it fail Watch it all dissipate Degrade, we're born to decay Corrupt, they will let you down With war, a means to profit Decline, they will let you down Directed & edited by Finn O'Connell | https://linktr.ee/finnoconnell
Harm's Way - Undertow feat. King Woman (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
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Harm's Way - Undertow feat. King Woman (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Buy here: http://www.metalblade.com/harmsway Despite Harm’s Way’s reputation for unrelenting ferocity, "Common Suffering" surprises at several turns with quieter moments of intricate songwriting that emphasizes light and shade. It’s their understanding of how to effectively orchestrate these dynamics that makes their latest feel infinitely more merciless. This is Harm’s Way at their best – the ambitious sound of a band traversing new ideas and succeeding with their strongest and most fully-realized effort to date. For their improbable new single “Undertow,” the band united with Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman) whose haunting vocals add a whole new dimension. It comes with an arresting video directed by Finn O’Connell and features both Harm’s Way and Esfandiari. “‘Undertow’ looks at the cycle of life and death, and one’s process of coming to a space of acceptance with the latter. While we can argue that self-preservation is inherently human, finding peace in death and dying brings us that much closer to humility and our shared humanity.” - Harm's Way This time around, Harm’s Way shifted to recording at Studio 4 in Pennsylvania with producer Will Yip (Turnstile, Code Orange). Going into the recording, the goal was to improve some of the band's processes, examine vocal cadences and experiment during production to gain the best idea from each track. The first change dealt with refocusing members on their specific wheelhouses. While vocalist James Pligge had previously assisted with riffs, on this effort, his main objective was to ensure the perfect vocal attack– leaning into Yip for advice and letting the remainder of the band take the wheel with their respective parts. The result is each player pushing to the far reaches and creating material that has previously never been colonized by any band, or hardcore writ large, before.
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Multiple Award Winner

 VIDEO LIBRARY 

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BESIDE MYSELF POSTER

BESIDE MYSELF

Directed By Finn O'Connell

Milwaukee, 2023

SYNOPSIS

Left to sink or swim, three siblings are lost in a wake of familial dysfunction. A sibling passes and the others are gravely responsible. The liminal spaces these men once occupied can talk.

I grew up the youngest of four brothers. A 10-year difference between us all left me alone. As the child of a mature and fracturing family, I had to become callus far too early.

My father left, and my siblings became my father figures. Delinquency became a common trait among us. The violent cycles of dysfunction were passed down. The love shared between us all was life-saving, but as we continue to mature and separate I'm not sure what it all meant.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

Experimental Drama

ENGLISH

Runtime 14 minutes

RATED R

 

Kodak 16mm film

DISTRIBUTED BY FINNLANDER LLC

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SWEET TOOTH

Directed By Lauren Robinson Finn O'Connell

Milwaukee, 2023

SYNOPSIS

A lonely and dentally challenged birthday girl is in need of new friends.

Horror

ENGLISH

Runtime 4 minutes

RATED R

 

Kodak 16mm film

DISTRIBUTED BY FINNLANDER LLC

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BELIEVE YOU ME

Directed By Finn O'Connell

Milwaukee, 2022

SYNOPSIS

Human cultivation of wilderness and energy. We avert our eyes to the natural world. Home.

Running away feels like the only option.

 I fled the solitude of the Midwest to the Wild West. 

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

Landscape

ENGLISH

Runtime 10 minutes

RATED G

DISTRIBUTED BY FINNLANDER LLC

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 SONY MUSIC 

Director of Photography + Editor

THREE 6 MAFIA: 2023 US TOUR

 THREE 6 MAFIA: 2023 US TOUR 

Presented by SONY MUSIC

SHOT + EDITED BY Finn O'Connell

LANDER LLC

can't die broke. 
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2023