We Should Build Mandolins
Filmed by: Lindsay Marie Stewart & Matt Miles
Austin, Texas. 2013. We Should Build Mandolins is the story of Tom Ellis, Austin, Texas' master mandolin builder and inlay master. After successfully building some of the world's finest mandolins from 1970s to the early 1990s, Ellis quit building instruments to run a successful company (Precision Pearl Inlay) that built parts for many other guitar and mandolin manufacturers.
A Visit To Romero Banjos
Photography and B-Roll Footage by: Lindsay Marie Stewart
Horsefly, British Columbia. 2012. From the tiny town of Horsefly, British Columbia, Jason and Pharis Romero create some of the most unique fretted instruments available today. J. Romero Custom Banjos pay homage to early old-time open-back banjos but with thoroughly modern improvements. They are unique, artistic banjos that look as stunning as they sound.
Live multi-cam, multi-track, one-take performance videos for NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshop, 2016.