A Cold Night, a Study of Music on Film (DVD on Amazon)
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Learn about this milestone project and resource at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/COLD-NIGHT-Study-Music-Film/dp/B08DSS4KX4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=A+Cold+Night+Melillo&qid=1605532245&s=movies-tv&sr=1-1

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, ASCAP

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

A Note from Jonathan Heap, Director

“A Cold Night  is the brainchild of Stephen Melillo and Jonathan Heap.  But their collaboration began way before that in high school. Steve and Jonathan have had a music/film partnership starting in the 70s.  It has continued as the format grew from Super 8 to 16 to 35 and on into High-def digital. Their shared visions have included comedy, drama, suspense and long and short works including 1201 P.M. which was nominated for an Oscar. Jonathan’s focus grew to feature films and short comedy and even as recently as 2018, Melillo and Heap delivered the horror thriller The Unwilling.  They continue working together even as Steve created an enormous body of compositions that have garnered accolades domestically and internationally.”

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