Puppeteers Lindsay Lee and Justin T. Lee formed Gazelle Automations to create entertainment through the magic of puppetry and miniatures. The company is currently in development on a new kids series called Miikshi the Meek Sheep.
LINDSAY is a member of the Honeyball Puppetry troupe and has performed at the Toronto School of Puppetry’s Fresh Ideas conferences, Concrete Cabaret Toronto, The Cozy Show, and Montreal’s Festival de Casteliers (OUF!). Previously, she led puppetry and assisted with special effects rigging on Century 21 Films’ Thunderbirds (created for ITV to celebrate the series’ 50th anniversary), helped with development of Anderson Entertainment’s Firestorm puppet sci-fi series, pitched books as a publicist at House of Anansi Press and spent three years in the story department of CTV’s sitcom Corner Gas.
JUSTIN has a background in animation, design and visual effects, and splits time between puppet work and freelancing as a Flame compositing artist for commercials, music videos and films. For Thunderbirds, he led puppetry, handled one episode’s puppet directing duties, and co-directed the special effects unit. He’s directed 2-D and stop-motion animation, puppeteered with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and Opera 5 to teach kids about opera, and previously taught animation to K-12 students at the National Film Board of Canada.
Gazelles are rather small antelopes, most standing 60–110 cm (2–3.5 ft) high at the shoulder, and are generally fawn-colored. We are unsure of their feelings about puppets.