Monoduo Films Releases Music Documentary "A Band Called Death" on Vimeo

Berlin, Germany (PressExposure) June 11, 2014 -- Watch TRAILER:

A music documentary by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino

Featuring Bobby Hackney Sr., Dannis Hackney, David Hackney, Bobbie Duncan, Bobby Hackney Jr., Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Elijah Wood, Ahmir 'questlove' Thompson

The film is produced by Matthew Perniciaro and Kevin Mann of Haven (More Than A Game, Fanboys), Scott Mosier of OGB (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma) and Jerry Ferrara (Entourage, Think Like A Man).

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in 1971 by three teenage brothers in Detroit, Michigan, the African-American group is widely acknowledged as being one of the first punk bands. After years of struggling with canceled contracts, increasing debts,inner family tragedy, and a controversial name that barred them from future success, Death sold off their instruments and disbanded with their recordings lying dormant in an attic for decades. After years of silence, Death's moment finally arrived following unexpected demand from rabid internet fans and record collectors, which ushered renowned appreciation and a swarm of national media attention that has now secured their place in the annals of rock history. Detroit-born Jack White of The White Stripes said in the New York Times: "the first time the stereo played [Death] I couldn't believe what I was hearing. When I was told the history of the band and what year they recorded this music, it just didn't make sense. Ahead of punk, and ahead of their time."

The film is available under following link: The film is available for one week rent (2,93 EUR) and as a download (9,55 EUR).


"One of the best music documentaries to come out in years!"
- Twitchfilm

"A beautiful tale of life, love, music, and family."
- Village Voice

"Ahead of Punk and ahead of their time."
- Jack White

"If Sugarman doc moved you... this will be your music doc of the year."
- Questlove

"You will laugh, cry and bounce your head... Death can be damned entertaining".
- The Huffington Post

"This rock doc rewrites punk history"
- Indiewire

"Powerful momentum and compelling interest from start to finish"
- Variety


World Premiere

International Premiere
IDFA 2012

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013
Milano Film Festival 2013
Melbourne IFF 2013
Film Fest Gent 2013
In-Edit IFF 2013
Bilbao Film Festival 2013
Mar Del Plata 2013
Göteborg IFF 2014
Titanic Film Festival 2014

For interviews with the band and filmmakers, or screener requests, please contact us at

About Monoduo Films

Ben Bassauer
+ 49 (0) 178 1876 787

Patricie Pouzarova
Wildenbruchplatz 5,
12045 Berlin - Germany

Monoduo Films is a film distribution company based in Berlin with a strong focus on music documentaries. Every week throughout the summer Monoduo will release a different music documentary on Vimeo on Demand followed by other VOD platforms.

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