Red Planet Empire Release Horror-Fiction Music Video by Director Megan Cardwell

Red Planet Empire Release Horror-Fiction Music Video by Director Megan Cardwell
Megan Cardwell. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Cardwell

Megan Cardwell. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Cardwell

Red Planet Empire, an Austin indie-rock band, recently dropped the music video for their single Feet Back on the Ground. This horror-drama-fiction-themed video was written and directed by Megan Cardwell, a local writer and director, building her visually-compelling film repertoire right here in Austin (she also starred in the video). The plot unfolds in an arcane mental hospital, where members of the band (as well as others unfortunate souls) work through chronic heartbreak and loneliness; all the while pivoting through multiple clips of what appears to be some dread-filled and unethical medical practices. This is not a fun house. It is a home for the crazies. Perhaps those who have lost their minds and a sense of stability from being abandoned and hurt by someone they love. Feet Back on the Ground fight through so much insanity to get back to what's real and in a way heal us all. See the full video below. I should also add that Megan Cardwell has directed engaging music videos for other artists: Magna Carda and Cortney Hesse.