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Beer Creek Folk Festival Beer Creek Folk Festival 2019
Venue: Muskoseepi Park (Grande Prairie, AB, Canada) Find tickets
AUG
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Dan Mangan at Amphitheatre, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery (August 23, 2019)
Venue: Amphitheatre, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada) Find tickets
AUG
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Dan Mangan with Jeremie Albino at Regent Theatre (August 24, 2019)
Venue: Regent Theatre (Picton, ON, Canada) Find tickets
SEP
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Dan Mangan at Ideal Bar, Vega - Musikkens Hus (September 19, 2019)
Venue: Ideal Bar, Vega - Musikkens Hus (Copenhagen, Denmark) Find tickets
SEP
20
Dan Mangan at Bar Brooklyn (September 20, 2019)
Venue: Bar Brooklyn (Stockholm, Sweden) Find tickets
SEP
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Dan Mangan at On The Rocks (September 22, 2019)
Venue: On The Rocks (Helsinki, Finland) Find tickets
SEP
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Dan Mangan at E-Werk - Erlangen (September 24, 2019)
Venue: E-Werk - Erlangen (Erlangen, Germany) Find tickets
SEP
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Dan Mangan at Drucklufthaus (September 25, 2019)
Venue: Drucklufthaus (Oberhausen, Germany) Find tickets
SEP
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Waves Vienna Waves Vienna 2019
Venue: WUK (Vienna, Austria) Find tickets
SEP
26
Dan Mangan at Rockhouse (September 26, 2019)
Venue: Rockhouse (Salzburg, Austria) Find tickets
SEP
28
Dan Mangan at Unknown venue (September 28, 2019)
Venue: Unknown venue (Steyr, Austria) Find tickets
SEP
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Dan Mangan at The Railway Inn (September 30, 2019)
Venue: The Railway Inn (Winchester, UK) Find tickets
OCT
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Dan Mangan with Murray A. Lightburn at Union Chapel (October 1, 2019)
Venue: Union Chapel (London, UK) Find tickets
OCT
02
Dan Mangan at Boileroom (October 2, 2019)
Venue: Boileroom (Guildford, UK) Find tickets
OCT
03
Dan Mangan at Southbank Club (October 3, 2019)
Venue: Southbank Club (Bristol, UK) Find tickets
OCT
04
Dan Mangan with Murray A. Lightburn at Picture House Social (October 4, 2019)
Venue: Picture House Social (Sheffield, UK) Find tickets
OCT
05
Dan Mangan at The Lantern (October 5, 2019)
Venue: The Lantern (Halifax, UK) Find tickets
OCT
06
Dan Mangan with Murray A. Lightburn at The Hug and Pint (October 6, 2019)
Venue: The Hug and Pint (Glasgow, UK) Find tickets
NOV
19
Dan Mangan with Ocean Potion at London Music Hall (November 19, 2019)
Venue: London Music Hall (London, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
20
Dan Mangan at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (November 20, 2019)
Venue: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Saint Catharines, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
21
Dan Mangan at Market Hall (November 21, 2019)
Venue: Market Hall (Peterborough, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
23
Dan Mangan at National Arts Centre (November 23, 2019)
Venue: National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
25
Dan Mangan at Grand Theatre (November 25, 2019)
Venue: Grand Theatre (Kingston, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
26
Dan Mangan at Avening Community Hall (November 26, 2019)
Venue: Avening Community Hall (Creemore, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
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Dan Mangan at Bayfield Town Hall (November 27, 2019)
Venue: Bayfield Town Hall (Bayfield, ON, Canada) Find tickets
NOV
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Dan Mangan at Bayfield Town Hall (November 28, 2019)
Venue: Bayfield Town Hall (Bayfield, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Dan Mangan Aug 17, 2019
2010. KEXP LP library. Johnny and I taking on the world. Thanks Brittney Bush Bollay for the 📷 & trip down memory lane. ps. Constantines rule
Dan Mangan Aug 16, 2019
For the lyrics to this cool hot hit of a song, check out my website http://danmanganmusic.com
Dan Mangan Aug 08, 2019
Lynchpin
Dan Mangan Aug 06, 2019
This is us as soon as we arrived at @pickathon. We didn’t know what a fairy tale it would be. Likely the most fully realized vision for a festival I’ve ever encountered. Every tiny nuance whittled over 20 years. Pro and dialed, yet grassy and home grown. Musical curation diverse and laden with integrity. So many happy discoveries! @altingunband, @mdou_moctar, @sudanarchives, @juliajacklin, @youngjesusband, @khruangbin, @napeyes, @jjuujjuu_ - and got to catch some folks I’ve loved for years - @lambchopisaband, @mountainmanband, @fruit_bats, @lovelucimusic, @lauraveirs, @lidopimienta, @damienjurado, @nathanielrateliff not to mention the emotional rollercoaster of the @swiftswift Hex Band and many unexpected backstage reunions w the likes of @lauragibsongirl @davedepper @anaismitchell @rdobrowski @benwhiteley and more - and the crowds... Thank you for making us feel so appreciated. We opened our second tiny show in the Lucky Barn with Which Is It and the response nearly made me well up. It’s one thing to be listened to. It’s another to be heard. I felt heard. Thanks for that.
Dan Mangan Jul 27, 2019
Finally everyone gets to see the genius short film I’ve been quoting to myself for months. Was lucky enough to do all the music for #FOODPLACE - premiering at HollyShorts Film Festival Aug 16 @ 10pm! Directed by Lauren Lapkus, written by Lauren Lapkus & Mike Castle, and starring dream improv cast of Lauren, Mike & Jon Gabrus, Jimmy Fowlie, Shaun Diston, Betsy Sodaro, Joey Greeber, Luka Jones �, Erin Whitehead, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mary Holland, Jackie Michael Johnson, Ryan Meharry, Dave Theune, produced by Two Trick Pony - #extraparm
Dan Mangan Jul 23, 2019
This podcast is hilarious. I binged Season 1 in a rental car, chasing @montrealstars around the NE USA last year. One time I laughed so hard it became dangerous to drive. So when my dear pals at @kellyandkellycreative asked if I’d come in and cameo a little tune to close out Season 2, I was all over it. So proud of what these guys have accomplished. This is the same team that produced #ThisIsThat and everything they touch is smart, funny, and meticulously executed. Pure gold. Dig in when you get the chance.. #thissoundsserious
Dan Mangan Jul 21, 2019
We announced a show in St Catharines, ON for Nov 20. Tickets aren’t publicly on sale until Sep 5 but you can get em now with the promo code “Robots”. It’s because I once wrote a song called Robots. I’m thinking about robots in this photo. If you could read my mind in this photo, I’d be thinking, “Man... robots are really something” https://firstontariopac.ca/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=9C7B2DF1-C70B-4670-BB22-065EEB6C315E&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::promocode_access_code=ROBOTS
Dan Mangan Jul 18, 2019
Thanks @atlinfestival for a remarkable experience. The remote location. The wonderful people. The glacier adventure. Beautiful. Coming up next is double header in Seattle with @brokensocialscene, @pickathon in Portland, @burnaby_bluesroots and @edmfolkfest, then @bearcreekfolkfestival in Alberta, then closing out the summer with @jacksontriggsniagara and Picton, ON (@regenttheatrepicton). Thanks as ever to all the incredible crowds, yelling out songs and singing along and generally making things awesome. Wild summer. Lucky dude.
Dan Mangan Jul 13, 2019
Stumbled upon my old 8x10. When I booked my first tour in 2006, I stuffed a CD, photo and bio into a folder with a Dan Mangan sticker on the front and mailed them to the addresses listed for venues that I found on MySpace. I did not know what an “algorithm” was.
Dan Mangan Jun 24, 2019
Summer's here and our show at Jackson-Triggs is fast approaching. Bid now for War Child Canada’s Best Seats in the House package for the nearly sold out show on AUGUST 23 at the amphitheatre. You’ll get amazing seats, a meet-and-greet with me, and more…all while supporting children in war zones. Get your bid in before the auction closes July 4th: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/153533706473
Dan Mangan Jun 22, 2019
Seattle!! Show announcement!! So pumped to support my pals and mentors Broken Social Scene July 29 & 30 in Seattle at Neptune Theatre. One of my favourite bands on the planet.. in 2005 I was a kid full’a dreams and saw them play The Commodore in Vancouver and the show completely blew my mind. Many years later, I signed to their label and now I give them big big hugs. The lesson here is don’t be a dickhead and anything is possible
Dan Mangan Jun 17, 2019
It just doesn’t get old. The rush is visceral. I don’t know who needs it more - them or me. All the voices blend, and even though up close you hear the rough bits, from afar it sounds harmonious. Your voice doesn’t come from your throat, it resonates in your entire body.. and the sound waves of everyone around you also resonates in your entire body, and it’s the closest thing we have to GROUPFLOW. Engagement shuts down inhibitors. Tactile. Dreamstate. Not quite awake, not quite asleep. That’s the goal. And Gratitude. 📷= @max_johnithan
Dan Mangan Jun 08, 2019
A few weeks ago, we threw a Side Door house party at The Strombo Show / House of Strombo and invited our most active hosts from the Toronto area. What a pleasure it was to live just one incarnation of the tactile, real life, and offline universes that can be created by putting amazing talent into a unique space. Thanks to The Burning Hell, my pals for over a decade, for their effortless charm and wit, setting the tone for a beautiful afternoon. Then Moscow Apartment for flooding the room with creative and youthful energy. These kids are in highschool and they kick ass. Then The Sorority completely brought the house down - they were absolutely incredible. In between sets I got to answer questions from the field about Side Door, what we’re building, and what it means to me. So here’s what it means to me: we’re building a friendly, transparent and efficient global marketplace where artists can make a living with or without the gatekeepers of the industry on their side. We are removing the barriers to entry and allowing ANYBODY to bring amazing culture to where they are... country, suburb, city- the value you bring as a host is not in your proximity to an urban centre, but in your effort, your love, and your desire to curate something incredible for your local community. ANY space with a motivated host can be a venue.... book shops, art galleries, backyards, living rooms, community halls, living rooms, churches, tasting rooms, cafes, etc... and not just music. Right now Alan Cross is doing an entire tour of salon talks about the ongoing history of new music. Stand up, improv, theatre, whatever.. lastly, THANK YOU to George Strombolopolous for so graciously making your home a place of cultural communion. Your invitational spirit is a gift to us all. x Dan https://sidedooraccess.com
Dan Mangan Jun 04, 2019
Heads up lots of info on upcoming shows! for the Ontario dates - Picton is *solo* and Jeremie Albino supporting.. & Gabrielle Shonk has been added to the Jackson-Triggs date! Ocean Potion is supporting November and those shows are all full band except at the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts which is me and the orchestra. Coming up right quick is Hamilton w The Strumbellas Donovan Woods Dizzy then Sounds of Summer w Stars and then way north Atlin Arts & Music Festival w buds Said The Whale & Terra Lightfoot, then Pickathon with friggin everyone, Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival where I can’t wait to see Feist!! Also Bear Creek Folk Music Festival in Grand Prairie and oh man so much cool stuff coming up and cool announcements before long on some neat projects.. plus Scandinavia first time and returning to EU.. full dates listed below.. when I post shit like this I think about when I was 22 and how incredibly excited I was to get paid $30 for my first time playing 1st of 5 bands at The Media Club in Vancouver. The idea of playing a “real gig” was beyond me.. Lost for words at how resoundingly fortunate I am to get to do this for a living . . Jun 15 Calgary Sounds of Summer Jul 6 Hamilton Royal Botanical Gardens Jul 12-14 Atlin Atlin Arts & Music Festival Aug 2-4 Portland Pickathon Aug 10 Burnaby Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival Aug 11 Edmonton Edmonton Folk Music Festival Aug 18 Grand Prairie Bear Creek Folk Music Festival Aug 23 Niagara OTL Jackson-Triggs Aug 24 Picton Regent Theatre Picton Sep 19 Copenhagen VEGA Sep 20 Stockholm, SE Debaser Sep 22 Helsinki, FI On the Rocks Sep 24 Erlangen, DE E-Werk Erlangen Sep 25 Oberhauseen, DE Druckluft Sep 26 Salzberg, AT Rockhouse Salzburg Sep 27 Vienna, AT Waves Vienna Sep 28 Steyr, AT kv roeda Sep 30 Winchester Railway Inn, Winchester Oct 1 London Union Chapel Oct 2 Guildford The BOILEROOM Oct 3 Bristol Southbank Club Oct 4 Sheffield Picture House Social Oct 5 Halifax The Lantern Oct 6 Glasgow Joseph HugandPint Nov 19 London London Music Hall Nov 21 Peterborough Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Nov 23 Ottawa National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Nov 25 Kingston The Grand Theatre Nov 26 Creemore The Avening Hall Nov 27 Bayfield Bayfield Town Hall Nov 28 Bayfield Bayfield Town Hall Nov 29 Barrie Mavricks Music Hall . 📷=?
Dan Mangan May 29, 2019
ONTARIO DATES ANNOUNCED! Looking forward to hitting some spots that we missed on the last Canadian tour. Hamilton is with The Strumbellas, Donovan Woods & Dizzy - killer lineup. Also, playing with the NAC Orchestra??? Plus heaps of dates w/ Ocean Potion as support! So rad. Can’t wait. Some presales start tmmw, all tix on sale Friday! https://danmanganmusic.com/#tour Ps. One correction from the graphic is that Jeremie Albino will be supporting in Picton! And I’ll be playing solo . Jul 6 Hamilton Royal Botanical Gardens Aug 23 Niagara OTL Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre, NOTL Aug 24 Picton Regent Theatre Picton Nov 19 London London Music Hall Nov 21 Peterborough #MarketHall Nov 23 Ottawa National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Nov 25 Kingston The Grand Theatre Nov 26 Creemore The Avening Hall Nov 27 Bayfield Bayfield Town Hall Nov 28 Bayfield Bayfield Town hall Nov 29 Barrie Mavricks Music Hall
Dan Mangan May 28, 2019
MORE EUROPE DATES ANNOUNCED! First ever shows in Scandinavia! So excited. Tix on sale now: https://danmanganmusic.com/#tour All upcoming shows: Jun 15 Calgary Sounds of Summer Jul 6 Hamilton Royal Botanical Gardens Jul 12-14 Atlin Atlin Arts & Music Festival Aug 2-4 Portland Pickathon Aug 10 Burnaby Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival Aug 18 Grand Prairie Bear Creek Folk Music Festival Aug 23 Niagara OTL Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre, NOTL Sep 19 Copenhagen #IdealBar Sep 20 Stockholm, SE Debaser Brooklyn Bar Sep 22 Helsinki, FI On the Rocks Sep 24 Erlangen, DE E-Werk Erlangen Sep 25 Oberhauseen, DE Druckluft Sep 26 Salzberg, AT Rockhouse Salzburg Sep 27 Vienna, AT Waves Vienna Sep 28 Steyr, AT kv roeda Sep 30 Winchester Railway Inn, Winchester Oct 1 London Union Chapel Oct 2 Guildford The BOILEROOM Oct 3 Bristol Southbank Club Oct 4 Sheffield Picture House Social Oct 5 Halifax The Lantern Oct 6 Glasgow The Hug and Pint Nov 23 Ottawa National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts
Dan Mangan May 26, 2019
WITH ME is a short musical film based on an interpretation of the song Fool For Waiting. We shot it in NYC last year and we’re so excited that it’ll be premiering at New York Shorts International Film Festival June 6th at 4:55pm. I’d never really acted before but was guided by the exceptionally talented Chilina Kennedy and director Weyni Mengesha - Huge thanks to all-star producer Josh Epstein for pulling together an amazing team in days and making it happen - tix here: https://www.nyshorts.net/copy-of-film-program-18
Dan Mangan May 25, 2019
Another cover! LOVE YOU MADLY by CAKE. My brother asked me to play this at his wedding. Then he asked me to record it in lieu of a Christmas present. It’s been fun recording these covers because it’s a gratuitous exercise. If it’s not fun to work on a song, you can just stop and do something else. I’ve always had a love for Cake since they released Sheep Go To Heaven back when I was a kid. They somehow manage to layer fifteen hooks on top of each other. Masters of melody. https://danmangan.lnk.to/LoveYouMadly
Dan Mangan May 12, 2019
I have so many moms in my life. Their names have been replaced with whatever my kids call them. Grammy, Nana, GranDee, GramBea, Grandma Shan.. Here’s me and my own mom Louise shortly after I met her. She’s always been my rock. Unwaveringly supportive. I was the archetype youngest child. The baby. We’re so similar in some ways that it’s a bit of a family joke. We moved constantly as kids and life involved wide sweeping changes frequently, but there was never a moment’s uncertainty that we were loved and, more importantly, worthy of love. The next pic is my mom with her wife Liz. I cried when Liz moved in when I was 15. Did not want to be the kid with the gay mom. How things have changed since 1997. Not only has the world evolved and gotten less afraid of the fringes, but I cannot imagine my family without Liz. She always volunteers for the hardest and least rewarding task. She is my mom’s rock - her source of unwavering support. The next pic is my wife, Kirsten. I loved her a lot before we had kids but I never really realized how incredible she was until I watched her give birth. Her focus, her tenacity, her strength. If you’ve seen a birth, you know how mammalian we are. That any posturing humans do to place ourselves above or detached from nature is utter hubris. Hubris- like how men have historically postured to women. Women are powerful beyond belief. I think it’s why they are taught to question it constantly - because it’s intimidating to those who don’t understand it... Powerful - not in a superficial, physical kind of way. In an infrastructural and foundational way. They are the source. Happy Mother’s Day. To mine, to yours, to all. Thanks, moms. @ Vancouver, British Columbia
Dan Mangan May 10, 2019
Years (and years) ago, creative wunderkind This Is Woodrow made this video for "Jeopardy". It fell through the cracks of timing and human error over and over again. I'm ashamed that somehow, in the search for the "perfect" time to release it, it just sat on a proverbial shelf. What a perfect analogy for the compounded sum of all human efforts. Jeff spent 4 weeks making this video by hand in the basement of a church in Kingston where he rented a small studio with no windows and no internet connection and hence no distractions. He worked on the film everyday from 9:00am until 8:00pm, six days a week. It took a total of 289 Hours. He had 4 part time volunteer helpers to build models, assist with the set design and bring him food and music. He used 142 feet of brown craft paper. He used 48 sticks of chalk pastels. Here's Jeopardy from the 2012 LP "Oh Fortune". Thank you, Jeffery!!!! www.thisiswoodrow.com
Dan Mangan May 08, 2019
So excited to be spending so much time in Europe this year. This is the first show in Scandinavia since I played a Kulturhaus in Copenhagen in 2009! Lots of UK dates coming up and more continental shows to be announced soon! Tix/Info: https://danmanganmusic.com/#tour 09.19 Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar 09.30 Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn 10.01 London, UK - Union Chapel 10.02 Guildford, UK - The BOILEROOM 10.03 Bristol, UK - Southbank Club 10.04 Sheffiled, UK - Picture House Social 10.05 Halifax, UK - The Lantern 10.06 Glasgow, UK - The Hug and Pint cc: 1% of One Pitch & Smith City Slang Arts & Crafts ICO Concerts
Dan Mangan May 07, 2019
I have two young boys. Like many of us, I dread climate crisis on my way to pick up the dry cleaning... On my way to the bank, I get anxious about how climate crisis will affect migration, and how the displacement of people will only perpetuate fads of isolationism and nationalism throughout the world. As I rake the yard, I wonder if increasing natural disasters and wild fires and political instability will fuel fear and hack away at the fabric of trust throughout society. We live now and we live in the future. I reflect on estimations about average temperatures in 2040 as I contribute to my kids' post-secondary education fund. We accomplish the tasks in front of us and read articles about some kind of impending moment where we'll look back and it will all be too late. In every moment of historical world crisis or disaster of mythological proportions, we look back and scoff at the naivety of the past. How silly they were and how considered we now are. Scientist have given us less than eleven years to cut our emissions in half in order to avoid catastrophic climate change impacts. Consumer-level decisions like recycling are not going to solve these issues, and politicians are so twisted up and leveraged by the interests of their financiers that they can't act on anything unless they are absolutely certain that failing to do so will jeopardize their elected position. Climate MUST be the number one election topic in the coming election, and for every election at every level of governance in every country for the foreseeable future. There's a wildfire approaching the back yard and we're fighting over carrots in the kitchen. We rationalize short term profits for those with influence at the cost of longterm prosperity for all. And it's not just about spending money on "the environment" or electric cars. It's about a multi-faceted approach to change the way we plan cities, divesting in fossil fuels and re-appropriating those assets and infrastructure toward sustainable energy. It's about a safety net that curbs the inequality that keeps the working class in constant crisis mode. It's about limiting the amount of financial influence private interests have over governance at the consequence of real constituents who live and breathe. It's about re-evaluating our assumption that we are somehow not a part of nature - that we are beyond it. It is us. We are it. Our borders, policies, laws, assumptions, divisions - they don't mean anything against the stupefying reality that if we do not act, we will perpetrate our own extinction, and the Earth will swallow us up and spit us out. We're not saving the Earth, we're saving ourselves. Every parent wants to leave this world better for their kids. I have signed the #GreenNewDeal pact for my kids. I know that signing an online accord doesn't solve the problems, but it's SOMETHING, and it is symbolic of the public's interest to guide our lawmakers into action, and ONLY a pervasive example of the public's will can affect real change to the status quo. I want real change in my country and concrete steps to tackle #climatechange, entrench Indigenous Rights, and fight economic #injustice. I hope you will sign it too... Once you're finished raking the yard. https://greennewdealcanada.ca/
Dan Mangan May 02, 2019
Uh holy crap. Huge thank you to BreakOut West for SIX #WCMA nominations. 4 for More or Less and 2 Impact Awards for my work with Side Door. Unbelievable. So many talented and hard working people in these categories - many of whom are good pals and all of whom deserve utmost respect. It’s a miracle to have any kind or career in the creative arts. As weird as awards are when it comes to creativity, the conclusion I’ve come to is that it’s a pat on the back for the person, not the music. It’s recognition for the determination and momentum. Yes, the momentum is connected to the music itself, but the wins and losses don’t define the music, they just propel the person. It’s something to mention - an excuse to remind people that you exist and that you’re doing your best. Distinguishing these two paths helps me wrap my head around it and not get lost in the sauce of it all, anyhow.. mega thanks and love.
Dan Mangan May 01, 2019
Very excited to announce I'm joining the National Arts Centre Orchestra | l'Orchestre du Centre national des Arts this November 23 for a special evening! Pre-sale's up for the next 24 hrs with the code MANGAN19
Dan Mangan Apr 30, 2019
In Hamilton, ON, I met an amazing young guy named Graeson who wanted to make a special surprise birthday video for his mom. We sang Robots. -- Director: Matty McKane @mattymckane Producer: Merrie Wasson @kittienoir DP: Bob Lyte @boblyte Steady Cam Op: Mark Skinner @m5kin Camera Assistant: Daniel Poirier @danielpoirier Camera Assistant: Zach Macdonald Sound: Steve Cabana Editor: Julie Simmons @eilujsimmons Colourist: Clinton Homuth @clintonhomuth Sound Mix: Vapor Music Production Company: Soft Citizen @softcitizen Editorial House: Saints @saintseditorial Transfer: Artjail @artjail