Quick stats about the movie

The video for The Hilotrons’ song Emergency tells the story of a middle aged woman’s struggle with alcoholism through an experimental and impressionist filmmaking approach.

Creative team

Writers: Marie-France Courtemanche and Lesley Marshall
Producer: Mike Dubue and Kelp Records
Director: Lesley Marshall

Director’s statement

Lesley Marshall says:

“Charged with taking on my first music video, I pulled together a great team of colleagues and friends.

We worked on a tight timeline and I worked from a feminist filmmaking perspective to tackle a story that has been present throughout our group of friends and artists. Great community support came out of this short from local bakeries (Auntie Loo’s Treats), coffee houses (Bridgehead), and theatre/artist-run co-ops (Orleans Young Players and SAW Video). [We] could not have done it without their and other’s support (thank you Sheri Borts, Mariel Saunders, Ariel Smith and Amiee Britton for the location/extra costumes!)”

About Lesley Marshall


Lesley Marshall is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of the University of Ottawa with a major in communication with specialization in media. Pulling from a background in theatre tech and visual arts, she is currently working on short fiction video as a cinematographer and director. Her work has been screened across Canada and she has begun to experiment with curatorial work focusing on DIY aesthetic used in contemporary women’s media art. She is beginning a residency at DAIMON centre des arts mediatheques in February 2013.

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