Kittie Career-Spanning Documentary Film to Arrive in 2016
Kittiehave been one of metal’s enduring acts, though sisters Mercedes and Morgan Lander have performed with a wealth of different players over the years. The band’s full history will be examined in a new documentary that’s now expected to hit theaters in 2016. However, fans will get their first taste of the film as a new trailer will surface this Friday (Sept. 25).
The trailer wil screen in front of the Canadian premiere of the documentary film, Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial and Unauthorized Documentary Ever. The movie is screening at the Hyland Cinema in London, Ontario as part of the London Comic Con Convention, and after the screening, the Kittie trailer will appear on the band’s Facebook page for all to view.
“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!”
Director Rob McCallum chips in, “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.”
He adds, “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 includes footage from all eras of the band and members both past and present were interviewed for the documentary. Stay tuned for official release information when it becomes available.
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