Feature doc BURIED IN BURMA premieres at the 2020 London International Film Festival, and Mark Mannucci takes home Best Director Award! Official theatrical release dates to be announced soon.
BURIED IN BURMA is the story of Lincolnshire farmer David Cundall’s quixotic quest to dig up a squadron of Spitfire aircraft he believes were buried at the end of WWII.
Armed with a high-tech survey which shows mysterious shapes under the sunbaked surface of Yangon International Airport, David’s 2013 expedition is equipped with state of the art JCB excavators, supported by a crack team of archaeologists, and funded by international computer gaming company Wargaming.
Nothing is going to stop him from recovering the iconic aircraft because, as David confidently tells the world’s media, “it’s impossible to make up this story.”
But what the research team unearths is a tale of delusion and deceit which highlights the conflict between archaeologists and treasure hunters, those who believe and those who demand evidence, and the enduring power of legend in the modern world.
The film was produced by Room 608 in partnership with Wargaming
OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE, the Ric Burns documentary about the famed neurologist and author that premiered this fall at the Telluride Film Festival, has been acquired by Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber. As part of the U.S rights deal, the pic will open theatrically in May 2020 at Film Forum in New York, followed by a national rollout.
The documentary, which counts American Masters Pictures among its producers, will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere in 2021 on PBS American Masters series.
Nearing one and a quarter million plays on Spotify, Kaproff’s song, performed by Brazilian singer and cowriter Bianca Rossini, is clearly the breakaway hit from her album MEU AMOR. Take a listen by clicking here, and check out the Jazz Weekly review below.
Creative Music and other forms of Avant Garde
Bianca Rossini: Meu Amor
by George W. Harris
I recently reviewed Brazilian vocalist and composer Bianca Rossini’s premier cd Kiss of Brazil and her concert performance in LA. Intrigued by the sounds and melodies, I went back and found this follow up ep, which was released a couple of years ago when she was supposedly testing the waters for future projects. There are only four songs, all written by the singer, and each one is like a single sample of a potato chip; you want more!
The support is more modest and lest “produced” than her first full release, and it actually works better, with intimate guitars by Larry Koonse, Doug MacDonald or Grecco Burrato, the cavaquinho strummed by Burrato, percussion provided by Cassio Duarte or Sandro Feliciano, and keyboards at the hands of Dana Kaproff. Her voice on the alluringly sensual “Meu Amor’ and lithe “Passo a Passo” is inviting and melodic, putting wonderful feeling into the lyrics that I have no interest in translating. Sing to me!
“Bem Querer” and “Faxineira” complete the short, tempting and sweet session, which begs to be put on her next full length release to make the night of magic last just that much longer. Old school bossa fans should flock to this temptress!
Now available on Blu-ray and other DVD formats, THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS is also streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu, Starz and Direct TV. Soundtrack release to be announced.
Shout! Factory releases Blu-ray version of WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK featuring several interviews, a screenplay, and additional aspect ratios.
Five years after her own terrifying baby-sitting ordeal, Julia Jenz (Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather) is trying to put her life together when the past comes back to haunt her. Someone is breaking into her apartment, moving objects around and toying with her. The police think she’s just a hysterical coed, but student advisor Jill Johnson (Carol Kane), similarly victimized thirteen years earlier, is determined to nail Julia’s stalker. Retired detective John Clifford (Charles Durning), who saved Jill’s life before, must find and outwit the culprit before it’s too late in this riveting sequel that reunites writer/director Fred Walton with the stars of the original When A Stranger Calls.
The Jackson Laboratory has been at the forefront of genomics for decades. Kaproff composes original music for several spots highlighting Jackson Labs incredible efforts to find cures and improve treatments for a number of life challenging diseases. Check out this short introductory film.
Kaproff composes score for director Daniel Farrand’s new take on the now infamous true story. The Cinetel feature will have its world premiere opening night at Screamfest 2018 before hitting theaters nationwide this fall.
Academy Award nominee Nanette Burstein commissions Kaproff to score her SHOWTIME feature length documentary. After receiving rave reviews at its Toronto Film Festival premiere, it is now available on SHOWTIME ANYTIME.
Second Sight Films releases a Blu-ray limited edition box set box set of WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, with multiple interviews and other interesting extras.
Perseverance Records releases Kaproff’s soundtrack to the new feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, a film by Ben Shapiro. Zeitgeist Films is distributing with special premiere engagements at Lincoln Center in NY and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Kritzerland Records releases a limited edition CD soundtrack of Kaproff’s score to Bert Gordon’s EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Please see their release notes below:
“Kritzerland is proud to present a limited edition soundtrack – a world premiere release:
EMPIRE OF THE ANTS Music Composed and Conducted by Dana Kaproff
Empire Of The Ants is the first time a score to a film by Bert I. Gordon (affectionately known as Mr. BIG) has come to CD, and this is its world premiere release – in other words, this is a BIG event. Mr. BIG has made some of the most beloved genre films of all time, most of them featuring BIG creatures of one kind or another – Earth vs. The Spider, Beginning Of The End, The Amazing Colossal Man, War Of The Colossal Beast, Attack Of The Puppet People, and on and on. His early films were made at a time when movie going was fun – weekly double bills, shlock and classics playing side by side – a giddy time for audiences and filmmakers alike.”