October 29, 2020
TAMPA, FL - Thomas Crane, formerly of Marion Crane, now killDevil Films, an independent film production company in Florida, is an artist in a class all his own. His dark visions and horror aesthetics literally bleed from the screen post-production. The immense catalog of music videos and artists he’s worked with has only grown exponentially year by year, with absolutely no signs of slowing down.
October 27, 2020
August 14, 2020
PITTSBURGH, PA - After just watching the latest teaser for the upcoming Losing September video “Curse the Sky”, I’m on pins and needles. “Curse The Sky” is the sequel, and aftermath, to their latest release “Contagious” and they’ve once again partnered with Kill Devil Films to bring the darkness that lies inside the mind of vocalist Bruce Fane, to life.
When you see video teasers from bands it’s often a melody that sticks in your mind. The theme of this one comes across like the latest horror movie release.
TAMPA, FL - Symphonic metal masters Kamelot have released their new dvd, "I Am the Empire, Live From the 013" on bluray. The release features a spectacular show in Tillburg, Netherlands as well as an accompanying live album
The DVD extras include a 15 minute behind-the-scenes documentary produced by killDevil Films, which chronicles their journey on the road on 2019's "The Shadow Tour: North America".
June 26, 2020
NASHVILLE , TN - Jasmine Cain's "Let It Go" has been nominated for Best Music Video at the 2020 Josie Music Awards. The music video was directed, filmed, and edited by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films and released in 2019.
The 6th annual JMA will be held on September 5 at the Dolly Parton Celebrity Theater in Dollywood.
For a full nomination list of all categories, click here.
November 4, 2019
TAMPA FL - The killDevil Films short film "Halloween Party" won The Florida Spotlight Award at the Spooky Empire horror convention this weekend. The filmed screened on Sunday, November 3rd, amongst approximately 100 other feature length and short films that were shown throughout the convention.
In addition to the film festival, Spooky Empire also featured celebrity guests such as Clive Barker, Alice Cooper, Elvira and many other notable horror icons. The convention is attended by thousands annually, with 2019 being the first time it was held in Tampa.
Written and Directed by Thomas Crane, "Halloween Party" was filmed in New Port Richey FL, stars Sean Gloria, and is now currently available to watch on Amazon Prime.
October 31, 2019
July 22, 2019
TAMPA FL - Thomas Crane made another in-studio appearance on The Sound Affect Music Show, for the Halloween special. They discussed the recent release of "Halloween Party" on Amazon and its showcase at The Spooky Empire convention. They also discussed multiple killDevil Films videos.
TAMPA FL - While on set of the latest video shoot for Dire Atrophy, Thomas and the band, sat down for a discussion with Harmony and Brooke of the "What the Actual Eff" Podcast. The discussion covered the current shoot, past music videos he has done for the band, and everything in between, and some unexpected topics.
June 12, 2019
April 27, 2019
TAMPA FL - Thomas Crane made an in-studio appearance on The Sound Affect Music Show, with Shawn Chain, discussing the making of the new Sister Kill Cycle for "Can't Feel, as well as the release of "Halloween Party" on Amazon Prime.
January 16, 2019
TAMPA FL - What could best be described as a roundhouse kick of rock to the face, Red Calling’s “Taker of Breath” is aptly titled. Drawing on the melodically-centered and symphonic qualities of European rock groups like Lacuna Coil- and then throwing in some good ole metal energy reminiscent of Korn- the Tampa, Florida-based group deliver a sound that is as aggressive as it is haunting and undeniably catchy.
TAMPA FL - Thomas Crane made an in-studio appearance on The Sound Affect Music Show, discussing killDevil Films, Marion Crane, and other related topics. He also did a special acoustic performance.
The interview segment starts at 34:30 with the acoustic performance at 01:25:20.
October 30, 2018
CREATIVE LOAFING - Thomas Crane knew he wanted to direct a narrative film. After years of directing music videos and doing video production, the singer for Marion Crane, called on friends and associated to help his company, killDevil Films, develop and shoot Halloween Party, a 38-minute short horror film, which was inspired by the likes of Psycho and The Shining.
The end result, which intersperses color and black and white, is rich in atmosphere, dark in tone, and benefits substantially from its leading man, Sean Michael Gloria, who gained national exposure earlier this year in Followers, a low-budget found-footage feature shot in Pinellas County.
October 16, 2018
BLABBERMOUTH - War of Thrones official music video for the song "Say What" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Conflict in Creation", which was released in March via Sonic Night Music Club. The disc was recorded and mixed by James Fox at Sweet Spot Studio in Seminole, Florida and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, ARMORED SAINT, FAITH NO MORE) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California.
Forged in steel, War of Thrones was formed when vocalist Wade Black and virtuoso guitarist Rick Renstorm joined forces in 2012. Previously, the two had worked together in Leash Law, releasing "Dogface" in 2005.
October 2, 2018
October 1, 2018
HORROR ASYLUM - There are clearly echoes of "Psycho" peppered throughout the movie. The performances are solid for such a low-budget production and Gloria himself deserves a lot of credit for managing to make his character both likeable yet deceivingly enigmatic. HALLOWEEN PARTY is accompanied by a surprisingly effective score, composed neatly by Frederic Bernard, and it gives the whole experience a real retro feel, dinking in and out of almost recognisable horror-esque themes and styles yet managing to expertly keep the right level of tension in place where necessary.
September 18, 2018
INDIE SHORTS MAG - Preparing the feast, getting dressed up and trick-or-treating may excite any person but Thomas Crane’s Ben. As the director, editor and writer of the film, Crane gives such a twist to an as-it-is spooky celebration, that perhaps Halloween will never feel the same. "Halloween Party" engages the audience in not only delving into the origins of the festival but also into their own psyche to find if there’s a Ben hiding in there…
September 5, 2018
DOWNSOUTH - First, I'd like to say I thought this was extremely well shot and edited coming from an independent filmmaker. And the story is top notch with a few twists and turns...Overall, I really enjoyed this film and story. I would really love to see what Crane and killDevil Films has in store for us next, hopefully a full-length movie in the near future.
BLABBERMOUTH - KAMELOT has released a brand new music video for the song "MindFall Remedy". The clip, which includes a guest appearance by Lauren Hart (ONCE HUMAN), was directed by Thomas Crane of killdevil Films and features live footage from the band's recent North American tour.
KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood said: "The North American tour was our biggest ever and we had to chronicle it in some way; the fans were so amazing. We decided to shoot this video and mix in scenes from the tour. We cannot wait to return to the U.S. and Canada for the next run!"