Experiencing Interruptions?

The Tiny Ugly Germs - Not Dead, Just Lying Very Still

Shake the dust off our shoulders the way mustard gas blossoms.

  • Travis Boone
  • Nathan Leritz
    The Tiny Ugly Germs
  • Hannah Eppley
    The Tiny Ugly Germs
  • Nick Wedyke
    The Tiny Ugly Germs
  • Tim Hicks
    The Tiny Ugly Germs
  • April Harmon
  • Stewart Reed
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Experimental, Punk
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (DSLR, iPhone)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Mitten Movie Project
    Royal Oak, MI
    March 3, 2015
    USA Premiere
Director - Travis Boone
Director Statement

Obstacles in life can ruin work ethic and enable procrastination - that's what Michigan punk powerhouse The Tiny Ugly Germs and I both had in common at the time of the birth of this DIY video. We both wanted to express getting back up and taking charge with what we had at our disposal: a computer with iMovie on it, a friend's DSLR, and another friend's newest version of the iPhone.
With these, and a budget of about 50 bucks to cover pizza over the weeks, we've made something that isn't necessarily professionally produced, but something we're still profoundly proud of. We also learned better how to get out of artist's block and just do something with whatever we've got and not make excuses. That, being the subject of the source material, became the subject of the video as well.