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After four long years, Emmy-winning filmmaker Stephanie Castillo has made great progress with her film, Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song. The good news is that it is completed as of Dec. 2015! And as of Jan. 2016, screenings are being scheduled, first in NYC and in Thomas’ home state in Hartford, CT in March. AT LONG LAST, THE MOMENT WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR—TO SEE THE FILM!

Excitement is mounting as first viewers will be the press and media, film interviewees/participants and crew in late February. Requests are coming in from national and international Festivals, jazz educators, schools and other 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 late Spring, Stephanie will be taking the film to Europe for much-anticipated screenings at major cities where Thomas and the Trio played at art and jazz venues, clubs and Festivals in the 80s and 90s. BOOKING REQUESTS/INVITATION ARE WELCOMED! CONTACT STEPHANIE AT:



is support for the following: for rights and acquisition fees for copyrighted music and visuals in the film, and for film festival fees and travel expenses for screening opportunities across the country and abroad.


A tax write-off is available for all donations. Thomas’s legacy nonprofit, Akasha Inc. (a 503 c3), will receive the donation via PayPal when you click on the DONATE WITH PAYPAL button above.

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

For updates on the film’s progress and additional info about Emmy-winning film director Stephanie J. Castillo and Night Bird Song: The Thomas Chapin Story , please visit

Facebook updates are available at the film’s fan page.

Photo by Alex Lopez

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


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