I’ve been hearing about this documentary for a number of months now and I am excited to share the press release and the trailer for said film with you all. The documentary gives us a keen look inside the beginnings, the middle and the now in the lives of the Canadian Metal band KITTIE. Check out the trailer below and then you can absorb the press release.
The Press Release:
KITTIE TO RELEASE CAREER SPANNING DOCUMENTARY “KITTIE”
NEW YORK – Canadian metal act KITTIE will debut a career spanning documentary to be released next year. The trailer for the epic will premier Friday September 25, 2015 at 9pm in London, Ontario, Canada at the historic Hyland Cinema (240 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON N6J 2L4, Canada) in conjunction with the Canadian Premiere of “Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial and Unauthorized Nintendo Documentary Ever!” in part with the London Comic Con Convention. The trailer will appear online after the screening on the band’s Facebook page.
“We are absolutely elated to be able to tell the band’s colorful history through the many people that were involved throughout the years,” says the band. “This project has been a labour of love for the last year and a half and we are excited that things are finally coming together. I’m sure people will be shocked, and maybe even a little astonished when our collective story is told. It has been a wild ride! Thank you to everyone who donated to the IndieGoGo campaign, who made this possible!”
The movie is directed by Rob McCallum who adds his own comments, “It’s been an awesome adventure discovering the real story of the band. You think you’ve got the story sorted out from what you can research online only to realize that everything on you thought you knew is only contorted fragments and a cracked reflection of the ultimate reality. The film charts the career of the heavy metal act from 1996 to present day from their perspective, as it’s clear that they’ve never been given a platform to share their story in their words, and in their own voice. In addition to the band’s specific history, the documentary looks at the evolution in the music industry, gender and color politics in music, and, the backlash of success. Whether you’re familiar with the band or not, this is a universal story that touches on themes of self worth, living up to exceptions of others, the necessity of goals, and the importance of family. It’s a roller coaster ride that will get you to question and consider your own life in a different light. It’s an important film and I’m lucky that I have the chance share it with the world.”
The film aims to deliver a certain perspective to the band’s unique audience. The film contains footage from all eras of the band, features a number of band members both past and present. It’s rare that a band takes the time to catalogue their entire career on video, but that’s exactly what Kittie did and it’s another reason this film will be special. You will see the evolution of the band, and their music on screen.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Should I lie to you and say that I was behind what the girls were doing from the very beginning? Nope I will not and as a matter of fact I was not all that into their sound and its overall assault when I first heard them. I disclose this because at the time I was one of those Metal fans that liked what he liked and made no room for anything else but over time I found myself enjoying a song here and there. One I launched the website I was able to be a media voice on point at the shows and for new music and I became a convert to their cause and even Have had many conversations with them in interviews and just between sets at the shows. What I am getting at here is that the band is really good at what they do and to learn more about their story and their start and how their fans rock their world day after day. As the press release said, this documentary was funded thanks to fan interest and support and that really interests me as well. I’m looking forward to this film and wonder what you think about it based on the trailer. Let me know in the comments below.
Official Website: http://www.kittierocks.com