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Song Dynasties: a feature-length documentary about of Montreal. Help us finish the film + pre-order the DVD, exclusive vinyl and more.
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of Montreal

1,124 backers pledged $94,844 to help bring this project to life.

It's Done!


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!

Andrew Saunders, Harry Hickman, and 23 more people like this update.


    1. Creator Kash Kerns on April 1, 2014

      Nevermind, i finally got it to work. I will just send you an email with updated address info. Thanks

    2. Creator Kash Kerns on April 1, 2014

      Sort of complicated, but my email that i used for this project was hacked earlier this year. I no longer have access and i'm also needing an address change because i have moved. Should I just make another email account and send you the details? Thanks

    3. Creator of Montreal on March 31, 2014

      Anyone who needs to change their address can send a message and we'll get it updated. Thanks!

    4. Creator Scott Graham on March 29, 2014

      I second Chris's comment, I have moved as well and an address confirmation would be awesome. I can't wait for this!!!

    5. Creator Chris Rambo on March 28, 2014

      I too have moved. Due to the extended nature of this project, it may be beneficial to re-send an address confirmation as you near closer to shipment.

    6. Creator Emanuel Sanabria on March 28, 2014

      Great news! I like the new title best.

    7. Creator PJ Maracle on March 28, 2014

      !!! great! can't wait!

    8. Creator Stephen Petty on March 28, 2014

      Wonderful news! However, I have moved since I first submitted my shipping info upon backing the project. How should I go about updating that, before shipment? Thanks!