Century 67 Film Makers

Kristian St. Clair

Filmmaker Kristian St. Clair makes documentaries about music you have probably heard but never heard of.


His first film This Is Gary McFarland was about the life and mysterious death of the innovative yet forgotten jazz musician and screened at numerous film festivals in 2007-2008.  GreenCine.com said "It is easily one of the best music documentaries of the year” and BBC DJ Gilles Peterson said “It’s really worth looking out for.”  The film featured appearances by such jazz legends as Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Kuhn, Phil Woods, Sadao Watanabe, and Airto Moreira.  It is coming to DVD in early 2012. 


Kristian St. Clair has also worked with legendary Blue Note recording artist Grachan Moncur III, and recently shot a concert short film of guitarist Bill Frisell for The Fretboard Journal’s 5th Anniversary.  He also occasionally writes for Wax Poetics Magazine.  His current work-in-progress feature-length documentary is about the famed arranger/producer Jack Nitzsche, co-architect of the Wall of Sound with Phil Spector, as well as artistic muse to the likes of Neil Young and The Rolling Stones. 


For the Jack Nitzsche project, those who have participated or agreed to participate, so far, include Ry Cooder, Milos Forman, William Friedkin, Graham Parker, Andrew Loog Oldham, Jackie DeShannon, Robert Downey, Sr., C.C. Adcock, Michelle Phillips, LaLa Brooks, Don Randi, David Axelrod, Hal Blaine, Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman, Jeff Barry, Rod McKuen, Warren Zanes, and many other close friends and associates. 


The film will benefit from Nitzsche’s vast archive of personal photographs and home movies as well as recently discovered footage of Nitzsche himself, discussing his life in music with Willy DeVille, filmed shortly before his death in August 2000 by French filmmaker Julien Gaurichon.


Kristian St. Clair lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.


Kyle Eagle

Century 67 Partner & Co-Producer Kyle Eagle has worked on his own for many years in search of what one might call his life's work.


He moved to New York City in 2001 to start an independent documentary photography project on underrated, influential, and obscure jazz artists titled, "Out of Print,” a collaboration with photographers Todd Boebel, Andrew Spear, and Mark Akers.


Out of Print” continues to this day, and the success gathered from the project has far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The “Out of Print” project has resulted in seven album covers, numerous liner notes, various articles, and interesting opportunities in the recording industry.  Eagle has also worked for the various artists covered in the project in an administration capacity.


As a result of his work and background with "Out of Print,” Eagle started working as a writer, researcher, and interviewer with Century 67 Films founder Kristian St. Clair.  It was a natural fit as the subject of Century 67’s first film "This is Gary McFarland" was something Mr. Eagle was equally passionate about, along with the company's fondness for unique details, meticulous research, and a night out on the town.


Subjects covered for his own material as well as other projects include:


David Axelrod

the Jungle Brothers

Gilles Peterson

Dave Burrell

the Yes Men

Archie Shepp

Robert Downey Sr.

David "Fathead" Newman

Andy Bey

Joel Dorn

Marion Brown

Chico Hamilton

William S. Fischer

Eugene McDaniels

Al Kooper

Ian Maclagan

Amiri Baraka

Russ Titleman

Grachan Moncur III

Charlie Watts

Milos Forman


In addition to his work with Century 67, Eagle also has many years of experience curating shows and exhibits, broadcasting, and as a working visual artist.   Most recently Eagle has been a contributing editor to the Fiscal Times, and created an animation project with syndicated cartoonist, Emily Flake.


Eagle’s visual art has been displayed as a one man show at the Borg Ward, Milwaukee, Wi., as well as at the Frieze Art Exposition in London, The Vision Festival in New York City, Build Gallery in San Francisco, Magpie Gallery in San Diego, Here Art in New York City, the Orlando Museum of Art, and as a featured artist in “Platforms,” a U.K. art magazine.


Eagle has also produced album covers and penned liner notes for Chico Hamilton and Andy Bey as well as co-producing Blue Note Records legend Grachan Moncur III 's 2006 comeback record, "Inner Cry Blues".