Indie Filmmakers

First music video for Kingston, Ontario's "nerdgrass" band The Gertrudes.

This video was made possible by an amazing team of volunteers, puppeteers, and other creative individuals who poured hours of their time and multiple shoot days into making this video. Director Lenny Epstein dragged the Gertrudes through a swamp (literally) and had them rocking through the night in an ancient warehouse... All our friends and families chipped in and supported us through this one. It was down to the wire, but we released it on halloween night 2008 at the Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston. I finished the opening and closing stop-motion animations and colour correcting on the day of the release, just hours before the showing!

Dir: Lenny Epstein, Epstein Creative -
DOP: Mike Andringa
PA: Alec Ross, Emily Bazett-Jones, Isaac Mazer, Greg Tilson, Annie Clifford
Prod: Fruit Belt Productions, Kingston, Ontario
Makeup: Rebecca Zentmyer
Camera: Lenny Epstein, Trevor Brown, Emily Bazett-Jones, Isaac Mazer
Animation: Josh Lyon, Thin Edge Puppets -
Puppets: David Smith, Gordon Darrall, Annie Milne
Illustration: Peter Bielicki, Anglin Bay Productions
Still Photography: Jeff Barbeau, Isaac Mazer
Label: Apple Crisp -

Thanks to everyone who helped out and made this video possible! Amazing volunteers put in hours of work to craft this thing and we couldn't have done it without all your help!

Josh on behalf of The Gertrudes


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