Project Updates

Producer John Montgomery, brother of Jeffrey Montgomery

The team and I are happy to report that our documentary, “America You Kill Me” has entered our “bring it home“ phase.

Since our summer fundraiser, we’ve been able to make tremendous progress however there’s  still a lot of work to do, though, and it’s become a race against time  to make our goal of a full public release of the documentary in early  2020.

  • Currently, the  film is in deep post-production, which includes finalizing the look and  feel through animation, motion graphics, and color.
  • Sound design sessions are scheduled and composer Audra Kubat is working to complete the original soundtrack.
  • We have a dedicated archivist working on our licensing.
  • Beyond that we are engaged in festival submissions with associated travel, research, and distribution.
  • Our final effort will include robust communications and marketing efforts through social media and beyond.

We expect that “America You Kill Me” and Jeffrey Montgomery’s story will receive positive media attention. Already, locally we have had positive feed back and coverage on Detroit print media as well LGBTQ publications. And last month the director Daniel Land and I were interviewed on WDET’s Culture Shift program.

What began as a straightforward interview with Jeffrey and former WDET on-air host Craig Fahle wound up being a more complete study of Jeffrey’s life and those he touched.

In the process we spoke to many of the leading players in Jeffrey’s life from his family and friends to those who worked with him at the Triangle Foundation, Michigan's premiere LGBTQ anti-violence and political advocacy organization for over 25 years, (now Equality Michigan).


Along the way we heard from major Detroit City, Michigan state and nationally known figures who knew Jeffrey and admired his work to provide LGBTQ folks with the basic rights and protections most American’s take for granted.

This is a very personal study of a person  who genuinely was a warrior for the causes he deeply believed in.

Considering the political and social attacks on LGBTQ citizens still prevalent in America this story is more important and timely than ever.

To get this effort the finish line will take additional funds with the idea of a full public release of the documentary in early 2020.

This is where you can help. Go to the donate/support section of this website and provide any support you can to help us to finish this important documentary.


John Montgomery 

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Latest Media Coverage of "America You Kill Me"


Grosse Pointe News 8.8.19 "Documentary showcases activist’s life work"

WDET Culture Shift Show with Ryan Patrick Cooper 8.5.19 “America You Kill Me” Documents the Legacy of Gay Rights Activist, Jeffrey Montgomery

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This original 5-minute short film screened at the 2014 Cinetopia Film Festival.


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