NIGHT BIRD SONG: The Thomas Chapin Story

A project in Queens, NY by Stephanie J. Castillo

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Lovers of JAZZ, fans of Thomas will love the Thomas Chapin story. So will you! Back the film. We want to shoot this important jazz doc.
Backers: 224
Average Pledge Per Backer: $230

Funded: $51,552 of $50,000
Dates: Feb 13th -> Mar 30th (45 days)
Project By: Stephanie J. Castillo
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Latest News

Breathing it all in!!! Missed your Kickstarter chance? Here's how you can donate

April 1st - via:
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 my heart still racing over this big, huge, incredible win - yes, We DiD It, Backer Friends.... (Read More)


March 30th - via:
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 all day working  hard to keep the momentum after Michael Dorf, our hero, pledge his $10,000 and it was my... (Read More)

9 Hours to Go!! We can make the goal!

March 30th - via:
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. We're gonna get there, I still believe. Backers. Let's take up Michael's... (Read More)


March 29th - via:
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 RELEASEfor immediate releaseMichael Dorf of Old Knitting Factory fame and NYC's... (Read More)

Official time - clarifying when this campaign is over

March 28th - via:
PLEASE NOTE 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 now, don't miss the deadline. No regrets, don't forget. Thank you!  (Read More)

We're Awesome!!!

March 28th - via:
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4 More Days, Are You With Me??

March 26th - via:
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 share this with those who have not backed or pledged yet. ... (Read More)

TV show features my film - please share

March 22nd - via:
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 and perfect for sharing with those who might not know about what I am up to at Kickstarter.... (Read More)

Big Birthday Gift came in today!

March 21st - via:
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!!!  A gift for $5,000 came from a backer who boosted her previous pledge of $250. Shall I... (Read More)

A Kickstarter Moment begins, everyday til the last day

March 15th - via:
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 feature short, that is 1 - 2 min. long, moments that will reflect on Thomas, my making of the... (Read More)

Film on saxophonist Chapin raises funds via Kickstarter

March 3rd - via:
HONOLULU, HI - Two days after the death of her brother-in-law, jazz musician Thomas Chapin, Hawaii documentary filmmaker Stephanie Castillo found herself listening to a public radio tribute. In that moment she realized she had to make a film about Chapin, a man The New York Times called "one of the more exuberant saxophonists and bandleaders in jazz." That was in 1998. Today, after 15 years, she is trying to make that film a reality with a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000. (Read More)

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