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URGENT: Support the documentary Night Bird Song today

DVD Screeners of Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song are Now Available for a Donation

The Film is in Two Parts and runs 150 minutes

$30 for U.S. and $35 for International donations. Shipping and handling included.

Please note “DVD Donation” on your check or when you donate online via PayPal. State your shipping address. Expect 2-3 weeks for delivery.

U.S. checks or U.S. money orders only. Make out to “Akasha, Inc.,” include your name, shipping address, phone number, and send to:
Akasha Inc.
P.O. Box 721032
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

At long last, the moment an early version of the film has been seen by over 1,000 people already, with more to come in March and beyond. Watch this page for announcements.

After four long years in the making, Emmy-winning filmmaker Stephanie Castillo has successfully shown her first film screenings of Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song in the East, and to great acclaim. In March, 2016 the two premiere screenings were shown to great accolades:

  1. In Thomas' home state of Connecticut, at Real Art Ways in Hartford, on Sun., March 6, some 200+ were in attendance. After the screening, the audience enjoyed a performance of the Chapin Brass Band Concert, led by Trio’s own Mario Pavone and Mike Sarin, and reuniting all seven A-List players for the Chapin Brass Band, directed by arranger Dave Ballou.
  2. In NYC, a FREE showing to the public on Sun., March 13 at SVA Theater to a full house of about 400 people. The crowd was moved and elated, many said they cried, but all were thrilled and stunned by the force and quality of the music and performances of Thomas on the screen.
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More Bookings are Coming In, Including Internationally!

Requests are coming from national and international Festivals, jazz educators, schools, a variety of jazz and art venues, and museums who are hearing about the film and want to show it. It is being submitted to Jazz Festivals as well. By May, Stephanie will be taking the film to Europe for much-anticipated screenings in major cities where Thomas and the Trio played in the 80s and 90s.

BOOKING REQUESTS/INVITATION ARE WELCOMED! CONTACT STEPHANIE NOW

LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS

EDMONTON (CANADA) JAZZ FEST will be the first international showing of the film. It will be shown on April 30.

NICE FILM FEST (FRANCE ) ACCEPTS TC FILM!!! May 8 -12.
News of acceptance arrived on 3/15/16.

THE FUNDING NEED NOW is for securing other-than-Thomas-Chapin music rights, visual rights, for production of the DVDs, including the Director’s 3-hour cut, for marketing and publicity and for touring and showing the film worldwide, including art and jazz centers, film festivals and ultimately into theaters and TV broadcast. Support Emmy-winning filmmaker Stephanie Castillo’s Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song. See below for more on Funding Need at this time.

 

Watch the Film's Fabulous Trailer7 minutes of WOW! Watch, support, donate. Keep it going!

The critical need at this time is for rights and acquisition fees for copyrighted music and visuals in the film, and for film festival fees and expenses for screening opportunities across the country and abroad.

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE

Thomas’s legacy nonprofit, Akasha Inc. (a 503 c3), will receive the donation via PayPal when you click on either of the DONATE WITH PAYPAL buttons on this page. This means a tax deduction for you!

If you prefer to send a donation via check or money order for U.S. dollars only, we welcome and thank you! Make it out to "Akasha, Inc.," include your name, address and phone number, and send to:
Akasha Inc.
P.O. Box 721032
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

All donations big and small will push us closer to completion.

Please let Stephanie Castillo know if she should make a phone call to you to speak further about this urgent request. She would be very happy to do that. Please write to her at castillosj@aol.com

For updates on the film’s progress and additional info about Emmy-winning film director Stephanie J. Castillo and Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song, please visit thomaschapinfilm.com. Facebook updates are available at the film's fan page.

All donations for Akasha, Inc. & Thomas Chapin's legacy are presently earmarked to support the completion of the film.

Thank You!