Productions

Grand Cru

A Montrealer risks it all to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the few elite wine producers in Burgundy, France. > more

A Time to Swim

A former exile returns to his childhood village and struggles to navigate a complex web of interests and tensions in a race to save his culture. > more

Forever Dad

When a photographer loses contact with his son following a parental abduction, he embarks on an artistic project to make portraits of other fathers in the same situation. > more

Okpik’s Dream

The extraordinary life story of Harry Okpik, champion Inuit sled dog musher and amputee. > more

The Flying Stars

Portrait of civil war amputees in Sierra Leone through a soccer league and one of its most charismatic and haunted players. > more

Burgundy Jazz

A web documentary that explores the Montreal Black community's incredible contribution to jazz. > more

Come Worry With Us!

Can a rock band be the village that raises a child? Montreal band Silver Mt. Zion has accepted a child into its touring tribe. > more

Lost Rivers

The past, present, and future of the world's lost urban rivers. > more

Mr. Crab

A child who both idolizes and is terrified by his father dives into the waters of Trinidad and his imagination to confront his fears. > more

Notes from the Kuerti Keyboard

A quirky short film featuring legendary Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti. > more

Come Worry With Us!

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Violinist Jessica Moss and singer/guitarist Efrim Menuck are struggling to balance parenthood with making music in their internationally acclaimed Montreal-based band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. They are one of a growing number of bands to have accepted an infant (Efrim and Jessica's son, Ezra) into their touring life. Making a living has never been more difficult for musicians: a downloading generation has shattered the economics of the music industry, and constant touring has become synonymous with economic survival. Touring with children is both costly and complicated, yet Jessica and Efrim, and fellow band mates Sophie Trudeau, Thierry Amar and Dave Payant, are determined to combine family life and being on the road with the band's deep political commitment. As SMZ perseveres in making art and an honest living, we follow Jessica as she discovers the parallel path that mothers can find themselves on while attempting to pursue artistic endeavours along side their peers. Against a backdrop of intense competition and rapid technological change, where corporatization of the cultural industries is challenging the very notion of freedom, and where the distinction between life and work is constantly blurred, the film follows a growing generation of globalized artists struggling to remain “self-made” in spite unprecedented economic precariousness. 

Written and Directed by | Helene Klodawsky
Produced by | Katarina Soukup 
With | Thierry Amar, Efrim Menuck, Jessica Moss, David Payant, Sophie Trudeau, Ezra Steamtrain Moss Menuck
Directors of Photography | Nicolas Canniccioni, Alex Margineanu 
Editor | Tony Asimakopoulos
Music | Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Sound | Sylvain Vary, Philippe Scultéty, Emory Murchison, François Maurice, Roger Guérin (MPSE)
Web Producers | Isabella Salas, Katarina Soukup
Interactive Team | Dominic Turmel, Ghassan Fayad (KNGFU), Colas Wohlfahrt (KNGFU), Paul Litherland, Alice Cumbaa (KNGFU), Diego Rivera, Nicolas Villegas, Arto Paragamian

Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit, Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund

Super Channel

Les Films du 3 Mars, Cinema Guild 

Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (2013)
Istanbul International Independent Film Festival (2014)
FICG Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (2014)
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (2014)
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver (2014)
Beat International Film Festival, Moscow (2014)