A look back, and forward, at London's heavy metal queens, Kittie

Twenty years later, Kittie, London’s heavy metal band is back with a film documenting its beginnings, present and future. Featuring never before seen interviews and footage with the leading women in metal, Kittie: Origins/Evolutions celebrates the band’s unique story

Documenting its fight against rock industry norms and bringing visibility to the London music scene, the film gives viewers an inside look at this iconic band’s rise and showcases its global success . By looking at the band’s start two decades ago, viewers are also transported to London’s musical past.

Kittie: Origins/Evolutions director, Rob McCallum, updated Kittie fans routinely during the making of the film about its progress. The film came to be after the band started an IndieGogo to fundraise money for the project. It was truly a project made by the fans, for the fans. Aside from this, McCallum’s posts on his site also highlighted what was important to the filmmaker and Kittie: No more interviews asking leading questions focusing on the band as a “female” metal band, or as a poster child for feminism. This film aims to reveal things about the band fans did not know about, rather than a regurgitation of what they have been asked.

Although an essential watch for fans, Kittie: Origins/Evolutions is just as important for anyone from London or any Canadian music fan. At a time Canadian music is underfunded and dominated by its southern counterpart, Kittie reminds us about the value of local music. Come watch it at the Forest City Film Festival on October 29th! Tickets are available at forestcityfilmfest.ca

Award Winning Filmmaker, Rob McCallum

Award Winning Filmmaker, Rob McCallum

Tanya Sahni