LOS ANGELES — Film distributor Random Media and 'Olena Productions proudly announce the DVD, digital and VOD debut of the acclaimed documentary NIGHT BIRD SONG: THE INCANDESCENT LIFE OF THOMAS CHAPIN, on March 20th, 2018.
A celebrated film in theatrical appearances at the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival, and winner of awards including ‘Best Story Award’ from the Nice (France) Film Festival (2016) and ‘Best Music Documentary’ (2016 Asbury Park Music and Film Festival), the film is directed by EMMY Award-winner and former journalist Stephanie J. Castillo, who is Brooklyn-based. This is her 10th documentary film.
The film presents an intimate and engaging, music-filled showcase of jazz great Thomas Chapin whose life was tragically cut short by Leukemia at age 40 in 1998.
A virtuoso who emerged in the New York City’s downtown scene in the 80’s and 90’s, he was schooled by jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton and Jackie McLean. NIGHT BIRD SONG showcases Chapin’s brilliant compositions and work in a broad breath of genres that left music critics and fellow musicians alike amazed at his ability to bend the genre of jazz with innovative originality. Included in the 96-minute film is the Thomas Chapin Trio’s acclaimed performance at the 1995 JVC Newport Jazz Festival.
Download it, Stream It
These online platforms will now carry NIGHT BIRD SONG, and subscribers can download to own it or stream it to view.
For more information about the
film, go to www.nightbirdsongfilm.com
Buy the Special Edition DVD
Priced at $29
Debuting on DVD in a spectacular 2-Disc ‘Special Edition,’ the release is a 2- disc set, with 6 hours of content:
— The 96 min. film and trailer — Deleted scenes
— An extended interview with Thomas Chapin Trio's bassist Mario Pavone (150 mins.)
— The Thomas Chapin Trio's live performance at the famed NYC’s Knitting Factory, featuring drummer Steve Johns
— The Thomas Chapin Trio's live recording session, featuring drummer Michael Sarin
— Terri Castillo Chapin's short documentary, DANCING CHICKEN MAN
Visit iTunes or Amazon Prime or any of the other Video on Demand platforms to buy this SPECIAL EDITION DVD.
Learn more about Thomas Chapin at his legacy website www.thomaschapin.com
View the trailer at www.thomaschapinfilm.com
The Film’s Facebook Fan Page is The Thomas Chapin Film Project
CONTACT: Stephanie J. Castillo | 'Olena Productions | (808) 383-7393 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.olenamedia.com | AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS