Happy Holidays to everyone who has supported our work throughout this year and the last 10+ years of AJ Epyx. Between our premiere of THE SAXOPHONIST and the continued accolades of VENDETTA GAMES, thank you for this blessing of a successful year we had. It means the world to myself and my team.
Next up, we have our latest Saxophonist screening at the Kwanzaa Film Festival in Harlem. Though the event begins at 10am, screenings start at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased at the door. See below for the full info:
The film will also screen in Capitol City, Kingston in February 2019 at the Jamaica International Faith Films Festival and will continue to be available on The BeBop Channel as well as Amazon Prime. We are planning a DVD and Blu-ray release with new content and special features to be available for purchase.
Vendetta Games will be a part of the 2019 World Music & Independent Film Festival Awards Gala taking place in Washington, D.C. at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Virginia on Saturday, January 12. No film screenings happening this day, though the film is up for 8 award nominations. The event will starts at 10:00 am for pre-gala interview, then lunch at noon, gala will starts at 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm. Tickets are $99 and can be purchased at this link. We are awaiting other film festival responses between now through next summer and actively seeking distribution for VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
In terms of new projects, we will begin work on our next feature film AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, a soon to be announced documentary about the health and fitness world, a new music video with Milan from the MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT album, and another top secret film project to be announced at a later date.
Here’s to more exciting projects and breakthroughs in 2019!
It is truly an honor to announce our latest film festival acceptance for our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST at the 2019 Jamaica International Faith Films Festival to be held in Capital City, Kingston from February 28 – March 2. Hosted by Jamaica Youth for Christ, a Chartered member of Youth for Christ International for 71 years, the festival will screen Christian and faith-based films from all over the world, bringing the message of God’s love, hope and peace to the people of Kingston, Jamaica.
The 3-day festival will be free to the public and include opportunities for the filmmakers to participate in an evangelistic or social mission while on the island. Meet the wonderful people of Jamaica & share your faith! PLUS enjoy an uplifting concert featuring some of Jamaica’s finest gospel ministers. Find out more about the festival at https://www.jifffestival.com/
Don’t forget our next public screening of THE SAXOPHONIST will be the Kwanzaa Film Festival on Sunday, December 30th at the Harlem SOR Community Center at 228 East 125th Street between 3rd and 2nd avenue in NYC. The opening ceremony starts at 10am and film screenings to follow from 12 noon to 4pm. Suggested ticket donation is $30 and more information can be found at https://www.kwanzaafilmfestival.net/
THE SAXOPHONIST is now available on The BeBop Channel. You can also rent or purchase the film right now at Amazon Prime so you can stream it in full HD!
As we approach the new year, AJ Epyx Productions will soon embark on our most ambitious project to date: AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. This excitng western will be directed by Andre´ Joseph with a screenplay by Drew Henriksen, best known as “Talbot” in VENDETTA GAMES as well as the screenwriter/producer of the award-winning western short, POWER OF PRAYER. Originated from a story by Joseph, Henriksen, and VENDETTA GAMES’ Chris Corulla, the story follows two interracial brothers reuniting in the late 1800s to search for their father’s buried treasure while pursued by a corrupt town Marshall and his vicious bounty hunters. The screenplay was recently been accepted for competition into next year’s World Music & Independent Film Festival as well as the All Genre Screenplay Contest which has now made the screenplay available to order via Dizzy Emu Publishing in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon.
For the latter competition, we need your support as the overall contest winner is the writer of the top-selling screenplay in each three month contest period. These writers receive a full Publish & Marketing package from Dizzy Emu Publishing, worth $499.00 – this includes building us a website and making a video trailer to help us promote the screenplay. All entrants in the contest receive their royalties in full, directly from Amazon. We also retain full control of their screenplay’s rights and pricing. All proceeds will go directly into the production of this film.
AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS is currently casting and in pre-production. Vintage locations are currently being sought out in Staten Island and Long Island, NY. We’ll be shooting a trailer this year to attract potential investors. Further details about the production and investor opportunities will be available in the coming months. Please contact us directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for a prospectus.
Concept art for the project which was created by Brian Bicknell who did the prequel comic book for Vendetta Games can be seen below:
On December 30th, THE SAXOPHONIST
will be screening once again at this year’s Kwanzaa Film Festival! This edition of the festival promises to be a huge success this year supported by INKtip and the Latino and Black Filmmakers Coalition to name a few. The venue for the event is the Harlem SOR Community Center at 228 East 125th Street between 3rd and 2nd avenue in NYC. The opening ceremony starts at 10am and film screenings to follow from 12 noon to 4pm. Suggested ticket donation is $30 and more information can be found at https://www.kwanzaafilmfestival.net/
Please come and support us and this fantastic festival!
Another amazing accolade tonight for our award-winning action thriller VENDETTA GAMES at the American Filmatic Arts Awards in Brooklyn Heights! This would not have been possible without the support of my co-Star and producer JR Carter and partner in crime Chris Corulla as well as the rest of the cast and crew. We got more coming up and we are working very hard to get this film out to you guys ASAP!
Next we have the World Music & Independent Film Festival where Vendetta Games is up for 8 award nominations. It will be taking place in Washington, D.C. at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Virginia on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The event will start at 10:00 am for pre-gala interview, then lunch at noon, gala will start at 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm. Tickets are $99 and can be purchased at this link: http://www.wmiff.net/
BREAKING NEWS! We just got some exciting news today that THE SAXOPHONIST will have not one but TWO film screenings happening tomorrow and the end of the month: Tomorrow we will be screening at Essex County College as part of a Kwanzaa Film festival showcase from 3pm-5pm! Then on December 30th, we will be screening again at the 2018 Kwanzaa Film Festival in Harlem! See the flyer below for more information about tomorrow’s screening and stay tuned for additional info about Dec. 30!
Even if you can’t make it, don’t forget our film is now available on The BeBop Channel and Amazon Prime!