Inspired by the band's new life on the East Coast, the Billy Nayer Show released Return to Brigadoon (1999) with Michael Silverman replacing Vilensky and James Beaudreau coming on board as guitarist. In 2001, the band's feature-length film, a space Western musical entitled The American Astronaut, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Written, directed, and produced by the Billy Nayer Show, the film also stars the band and features the group's original soundtrack. The American Astronaut has gone on to win numerous awards and participate in every major international film festival. The DVD release is set for early 2005.