Private Project

Sing You A Brand New Song: The Words and Music of Coleman Mellett

Sing You a Brand New Song: The Words and Music of Coleman Mellett is a testament to the power of love and music. When jazz guitarist Mellett died on February 12, 2009 at the age of 34 in the crash of Continental Airlines Flight #3407 outside Buffalo, he left behind a remarkable legacy of love and of artistic passion. He also left behind a dream in the form of an unfinished album of original songs, many written for his wife, jazz singer Jeanie Bryson. Bryson, the daughter of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie vowed, along with “Coley’s” brother Zeb, to finish the project. Through a combination of painstaking and masterful digital extraction of thousands of musical files, and an all-star cast of musicians who lent their talents and their hearts to the project, they not only brought Coley’s vision to life, they shared with the world an unforgettable love letter of a story that shows how love and music can find light even in the darkest of times.

  • C.D. Malloy
  • Jeanie Bryson
  • Robert DeMaio
    How to Live Forever, Tell Them Who You Are
  • Jeanie Bryson
  • Zebulon Mellett, Executive Producer
  • David Kershner, Executive Producer
  • Chuck Mangione
    Key Cast
  • Barry Miles
    Key Cast
  • Will Lee
    Key Cast
  • Steve Gadd
    Key Cast
  • Jeanie Bryson
    Key Cast
  • James Taylor
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • New Jersey International Film Festival
    New Brunswick, NJ
    United States
    June 8, 2019
    World Premiere
    Best Documentary Film
  • Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
    Newburyport, Mass
    United States
    September 15, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Niagara Falls International Film Festival
    NIagara Falls
    United States
    September 20, 2019
    Winner, Audience Award
  • Virginia Film Festival
    United States
    October 25, 2019
    Winner, Audience Award
Director - C.D. Malloy