FYC 63rd Grammys, MUSIC FILM 

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Attention FYC Grammy Members, Film Composers, Filmmakers, Music Educators, Film and Music Students, and aficionados of Music and Film. 

A COLD NIGHT, a Study of Music on Film 
Film by Jonathan Heap, Produced by Corey Kaup 
Music(s) by Stephen Melillo, IGNA 1984-2020
19:45, 1080p, streaming or download mp4 at 1.75GB


In 1984, we had the idea of first writing a song and then making a Film to that song. 

In the second half of the experiment, we would strip the song from the Film.   

Pretending that the song never existed, we would treat the Film as the original inspiration for a Dramatic Score. 

One film with two completely different Musical approaches and resulting psychologies would then be shown back to back to demonstrate the effects of Music on Film. 

With a newly digitized film from 1984, newly recorded 2020 “quarantine-style” Heavy Metal Rock and Orchestral Tracks, and a formal release of 13 August 2020, the birthday of Alfred Hitchcock, this Music Film, entitled “A COLD NIGHT, a Study of Music on Film,” is a discussion of the processes spanning 36 years, and then a presentation of the same film with two different outcomes.

"This has to be one of the greatest creative concepts ever." 

Andrew F., Carmel, Indiana 

Enjoy & Godspeed!  Stephen Melillo, Composer


Stream and/or download the demos and full film below. 

Compressed Experience Demo Concept 1: Run Time of Trailer 1 Version:  3:01.  (free) 
Compressed Experience Demo Concept 2: Run Time of Trailer 2 Version:  1:07.  (free) 

Full MUSIC FILM Documentary:  19:45.  If you're a Grammy member and would like to receive the full Music Film, please contact Stephen Melillo via trialbystorm@gmail.com. 

You can also order a physical DVD of "A COLD NIGHT, a Study of Music on Film," via this link to Amazon.  To download to your computer the accompanying DVD Booklet and artwork, please click here for the Digital Libretto PDF.  Enjoy & Godspeed! S