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Update #22 - For backers only

Thank You Credits

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Update #21

Our Film is Getting Officially Released + DVDs Coming Soon

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Hi Everyone,

We wanted you to be the first to know that we just announced some great news.

Last time we updated you, we were getting some last minute things figured out, but we're happy to say that we have officially partnered with Oscilloscope Laboratories (http://www.oscilloscope.net/) and they will handle the proper release of this film. They are giants in the field and have worked on countless amazing films over the years. We are in such good hands with them.

We will have more news on how soon the release will happen shortly, but we're fast-tracking it and so it shouldn't be long before each of you receives your download or DVD depending on the backer reward chosen.

More soon!


Update #20

It's Done!

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the radio silence these past few months. We’ve been plugging away and can finally say that the film is finished!

We just locked the picture and will spend the next few weeks finishing up the sound mixing and color correcting.

This has been a mammoth project that went beyond what any of us thought it would take to complete.

We were filming some final scenes with Kevin as recently as February because we wanted to tell this story as best we could and have it be as up-to-date as possible.

We just got all the titling completed for the entire film and we are super excited with how it turned out. We wanted you to be the first to know that we've changed the film's title to THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL and attached is a first look at the new title as it will appear in the final film.

The version you all will receive for backing the Kickstarter will be titled SONG DYNASTIES as originally planned. This means you will be one of only a small group of people with a limited-edition copy of this film with the original title.

Your patience throughout this process has been amazing. Thank you all so much for your support of the band and this documentary. We think that once you all see the film you will feel like it is worth the wait.

We'll have another very exciting update shortly and things should start to move very quickly now. 

We will be keeping you guys updated every step of the way!


Update #19

A Long (Overdue) Update...

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It's been a little while since we've been in touch, but we now have lots of exciting news to share!

First, an update from Jason Miller, who is putting together the documentary:

Hello backers! I must once again thank you dearly for your continued patience and support as I realize we're now considerably overdue for the release of the film. As many of you know, Lousy with Sylvianbriar brought about not only a change in musical style for Kevin, but also a change in lineup. We were yet again faced with the decision to end the film or continue the story. We chose to continue the story through to the current iteration of the band and I think you'll all appreciate seeing the complete story up to this point. We've finally finished a rough cut and are moving towards a final cut which will then need color correction and sound mixing. It's too soon to give an exact release date, but we wanted to keep you all in the loop and ease any fears that this project was going off the rails or dying. It's very much alive. Thanks so much! -Jason

In other news, we received the DVD packaging from Stumptown and it looks great! Here are some photos from the production process and of the final product. The backs are each stamped with a different number to show that the copy you have is unique and limited.

More to come soon!


Update #18

"The Past is a Grotesque Animal" (Live)

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Hey Everyone,

We just wanted to send out a quick update to share this very cool live video of "The Past is a Grotesque Animal." 

It was pieced together from several shows over many years of touring. Enjoy!

Until next time!


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