Russ Chimes’ Midnight Club EP: 1 film = 3 music videos

The music video that accompanies the release of artist Russ Chimes’ debut EP of original material is actually a 15 minute film directed by Saman Keshavarz, divided into three installments – the first of which is released online today…

The music video that accompanies the release of artist Russ Chimes‘ debut EP of original material (he’s made a name for himself remixing the likes of Sam Sparro, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo and The Nightcrawlers), is actually a 15 minute film, divided into three instalments – the first of which is released online today…

Directed by 23 year old director Saman Keshavarz, through Beverly Hills-based production company Mighty8, the three part film tells the tale of love, loss and retribution. I don’t want to give the game away – but the first instalment, called Never Look Back after the track that forms its soundtrack, leaves you wondering what happens next…

Russ Chimes – Midnight Club EP (Part 1: Never Look Back) from Russ Chimes on Vimeo.

Part 2 is due to be released online next week and Part 3 the following week.

Midnight Club EP by Russ Chimes is due for release in October on label Eye Industries


Director: Saman Keshavarz
Writers: Saman Keshavarz, Nate Eggert
Executive producer: Lanette Phillips
Producers: Francis Pollara, Saman Keshavarz, Romson Niega
Associate producers: Nate Eggert, Tom Lee
Cinematographer: Justin Gurnari
Editor: Nate Tam
Production designer: Julie Chen
Stunts: Ken Arata
Graphics: Cosimo Galluzzi
Label: Eye Industries (
Production company: Mighty8 (

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  • Jason Regan

    This is probably great, but Vimeo is always, always, always choppy and unwatchable. Shame, cos the music deserves better.

  • Sam ;)

    it worked fine for me. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT??? What happens to the girl?? Nooooo

  • Natalie Sun

    it’s a bit dizzy after watching this, but amazingly drags me to the curiosity of wat happens next!!!!!!!!!!!can’t wait!

  • Adam

    Awesome video. Not sure how well it works as a soundtrack though, I was so caught up in the ‘movie’ that the music was pretty forgettable… nice work all the same!

  • Matt B

    Great Music, Great Video, Great Times.

  • Craig Davis

    I feel motion sick after watching that. But I agree that i just want to see the next installment…

    It’s a shame that more music videos aren’t as thought provoking and engaging as this.

  • SEO Chelmsford

    Very well shot video, great music. The director of this video Saman Keshavarz has a great future. I would be interested in finding more about his other work.

  • A

    Sort of reminds me of this

    video for the cinnamon chasers.

  • andrei

    Thanks! Love this tune but video is too much far away from music.

  • A

    @ andrei

    Yeah I was going to say something about that. The same is true for the video of the link I posted, beautiful, summery disco house tunes with videos that don’t relate at all, that said I didn’t write anything because if you think about it, there are tons of music videos that have absolutely no relation to the tone or feel of the music. I guess they only exist to raise awareness and exposure for the artist

  • Graphic Design Manchester

    Watched it without the sound, interesting..

  • s

    the reason it reminds you of the luv deluxe video is because it’s the same director