WINNER!! At Nice International Filmmaker Film Festival
It's great to report to you that on March 13 in Nice, France our film, THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG (The Incandescent Life of a Jazz Great), in... Read more
MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL, HERE WE COME!!!
Hi Backers, more great news! It just gets better!
We're invited and screening on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4:30 pm at the MJF's Jazz Theater.
OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED BY THE MONTEREY... Read more
NYC PREMIERE OF THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG -- you're invited!
Hi Backers, yes, we finally have our first film festival screening in NYC. I hope you can join us if you are in the area, and please do share this... Read more
OFF TO A SHOWING IN CANADA AND TO NICE, FRANCE FOR FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING!
Hi Backers, yes, before screening at U.S. film festivals, THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG is going international! Five turn downs from U.S. festivals had us scratching our heads. But then... Read more
YOU'VE GOTTA JOIN US! THE FILM IS A "MUST SEE"!
My film THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG is being called
"inspiring"..."a masterpiece"..."a coup and tour d' force"... "a must see." Oh, and "lengthy but not overlong."
We're screened... Read more
BACKERS: A SPECIAL INVITE TO SCREEN THE FILM!
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Tomorrow, February 13, is when Thomas left us in 1998.Shall we take a moment and send out our good thoughts to him, wherever he is in... Read more
HONOLULU BACKERS - CHANGE OF VENUE FOR MONDAY'S SNEAK PEEK
Happy New Years!
Backers in Honolulu, please note there's been a change of venue for this Monday's Sneak Peek where I will be showing clips of the completed film.
Hope... Read more
A NEW YEAR'S BIRTH!! The film is almost done!
Dear Kickstarter Backers:
Just to let you know, I am putting the finishing touches on the film -- the end credits. You are all listed in this Showcase Version! I... Read more
FINISHING THE FILM! IN THE HOME STRETCH!
Dear Backers, time for an update and to let you know the NYC premiere of THOMAS CHAPIN NIGHT BIRD SONG is within insight. Mid-February, to be exact. Details and confirmation... Read more
AFTER FILMING IN EUROPE, THEN WHAT HAPPENED??
Hi Kickstarter backers.
I owe you an update!! The last one was in March, and I was getting ready to start editing (on my computer) my THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD... Read more
THE FILM EDIT IS UNDERWAY, & IT'S THOMAS CHAPIN'S BIRTHDAY TODAY
Greetings KICKSTARTER backers!
We're remembering Thomas Chapin today, it would have been his 58th birthday. He still lives in his music and in the hearts of fans and friends like... Read more
AND NOW ON TO THE EDITING!
Hello Kickstarter backers, hope your new year is off to a great start!
The filming is done, and I will start crafting my documentary film, Thomas Chapin, NIGHT BIRD SONG.... Read more
Filming in Europe is done! Hereäs the final report!
Thanks again for helping launch this film project! Wow, how much progress I have made! Filming Thomas' stories in Europe proved so very important to my storytelling. With the critical... Read more
FILMING IN EUROPE, AMAZING INTERVIEWS
Dear Kickstarter friends, I am writing to you from Holland where on Monday and Wednesday I will complete my filming of interviews for NIGHT BIRD SONG. I started filming in... Read more
HEADING TO ENGLAND, FINAL SHOOT!!
Aug. 22, 2014
Dear KICKSTARTER friends of NIGHT BIRD SONG.
I am off to England this weekend to work on capturing some interviews with European musicians, critics and fans of... Read more
Celebrating Two Important Milestones. Join me!
Greetings Backers! Here's an update for you and an invitation...
March marks two important milestones. #1 . . .Thomas would have been 57 on March 9th had he lived. Happy... Read more
KICKSTARTER SECURITY BREACHED. FYI
You've probably heard it in the news already. I want to share with you the notice that I received from Kickstarter. I have changed my password, like they... Read more
A Video and Photographs to Share the "Remembering Thomas Chapin" event
Hi, just in case you're interested in seeing more of this great concert & fundraising event for my film at City Winery NYC this past Monday, here is an 8-min.... Read more
City Winery Event Full of Love for Thomas
A short update. The City Winery concert and fundraiser in Manhattan last night made for a great evening for remembering Thomas and for the film. Renown musicians and great music,... Read more
Personal Invite from Terri Chapin to join her, us Jan. 20
Hi backers and friends,
I hope you New Year is off to a good start. For the Thomas Chapin FIlm Project which you supported, 2014 is another year to make... Read more
Some reminders. And a Ho Ho Ho to you!
It's that time of year! Yes! So happy holidays, have yourselves a very merry Christmas Season, and make the New Year bright -- welcome it with celebrations! Wishing... Read more
Major Fundraiser for the Film. You're Invited!!
Here's wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Released today! A press release informing the jazz world and everyone of an important fundraiser for my film being thrown by the $10,000... Read more
Look what you helped me do! The new trailer is here!
Here it is, the 7-minute new trailer. It flies by, I am told. And those who watched a sneak preview said it's a WOW! Please watch and then... Read more
A New Trailer! A Major Report! We've got Progress!!
6 months of progress after succeeding at Kickstarter, thanks to you 224 backers, is detailed for you and all those following the film in a Major Report just... Read more
Great news! We just keep-a-moving forward!
Hello Kickstarter backers and friends. It's always wonderful to share great news!
HOLLYWOOD EDITOR WILL CUT MY NEW FUNDRAISING TRAILER
The biggest news is that I have a new editor... Read more
JULY SHOOTS ARE DONE, WE'RE MOVING FORWARD!
Greetings Kickstarter Backers and friends of the Thomas Chapin film project.
Happy to share our progress with you!!
Our July shoots in Hartford, CT and Manhattan/Brooklyn was a resounding success.... Read more
Shooting My Film update, We're Starting Soon
Hi Backers, I wanted you to be the first to know the details of my upcoming shoot in Hartford, CT and then in NYC. If not for you wonderful people,... Read more
You Can Still Donate and Help This Film Get Made
Hello, and thanks for visiting the Kickstarter Page for the Thomas Chapin Film Project -- successfully funded!! We will be shooting the film this summer, thanks for our 224 backers!... Read more
Breathing it all in!!! Missed your Kickstarter chance? Here's how you can donate
Hi Backers and those who would like to donate to the film but missed their chance at Kickstarter.
I took a few days off for Easter Weekend and am finding... Read more
WOW, WE DID IT!! WHAT A RIDE!! LOVE DID IT!
First dear Backers, forgive me for not writing to you as soon as we hit that $50,000. It was 4:08am Hawaii time when it came in. I had been up... Read more
9 Hours to Go!! We can make the goal!
WOW! 75% funded, now that is awesome! Thanks Michael Dorf for the Kick in the Kickstarter today. Your $10,000 pledge lit things up and backers have been coming all day.... Read more
AWESOME! FANTASTIC! $10,000 PLEDGE. LET'S DO THE REST AND GET THIS DONE!
Just sent this out to the world. Please Tweet it, retweet, post on Facebook, let's move the world! Just hours left, act now. Back now if you haven't! Thanks!!!
PRESS... Read more
Official time - clarifying when this campaign is over
The Kickstarter campaign for my film project will end on
Saturday March 30, 5:47am HAWAII STANDARD TIME.
In NYC, that will be March 29, 11:47 pm.
Back... Read more
4 More Days, Are You With Me??
Hello again! I wanted to share this newspaper article that my hometown paper ran this Sunday. As we get down to the last days of Kickstarter, I thought I would... Read more
TV show features my film - please share
Hello! Greeting to my backers and to those new to this page.
Last week, my film project about Thomas was featured on a local TV show. The segment is short... Read more
Big Birthday Gift came in today!
Hello dear backers and friends.
Every time somebody backs my film, I get to say thank you with a big smile in my heart!!
Today, my birthday!!! I smiled big!!! ... Read more
A Kickstarter Moment begins, everyday til the last day
Hi friends and backers,
Today I start a new thing that I hope will win the minds and hearts of new backers. It's called "A Kickstarter Moment", and it will... Read more
Thomas's Birthday & other things to celebrate!
Hi Backers and Friends,
Today, the 9th of March, was the day Thomas was born, in 1957. He would have been 56 and would be making music if he were... Read more
Hi friends and backers:
We are continuing to see an amazingly high level of giving for this Kickstarter project! With only 85 backers and 26 days to go before this... Read more
Hi friends and Backers,
Yes, I must confess that I rushed the video to be there when the campaign started. I had two days to get it online and was... Read more