AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Trailer Accepted to Kwanzaa Film Festival

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The trailer for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS has just received its latest official selection into this year’s Kwanzaa Film Festival to be held in Harlem, NY! We previously screened THE SAXOPHONIST at last year’s festival. Screenings will take place between December 27-30. Stay tuned for venue and ticket info. Congrats to our team as the journey continues!

No-Budget Filmmaking for Beginners – A Skillshare Class Trailer

Coming soon to the online learning community website Skillshare is a multi-part masterclass on no budget filmmaking presented by Andre´ Joseph, award-winning independent filmmaker from New York City and president of AJ Epyx Productions. The class will be about getting your movie made with the resources you have available and not break the bank. This will be followed by students producing a video with a 3-Act structure and conflict at 3 minutes max. This will be the foundation for how to present your work to a wide audience. The class is geared towards beginner film students and people interested in making movies but never picked up a camera before.

Production on these videos is currently in progress. Subscribe and apply to the Skillshare class today at skillshare.com.

Pics from AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Trailer Screening at Cutting Room

Here’s some quick pics from our AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS trailer screening at The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival last weekend. We had so much fun seeing it on the big screen as well as having it played in an endless loop in the bar area all weekend! Thank you Kathrina Miccio for this opportunity and for hosting a really cool festival. We are starting to schedule interviews with the potential crew for the full-length feature to shoot next spring. If you have an interest in being part of our team or have investor interest, please email to ajepyx1@gmail.com. Referrals are welcome as well!

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS (2020) – Teaser Trailer from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

 

Now Seeking Crew for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Feature Film

We are seeking talented cinematographers, costume designers, and production managers for our upcoming western feature film, AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, based on the award-winning screenplay by Drew Henriksen. The story follows 2 brothers of different races tracking down a cache of jewels stolen from their parents’ killers. The project is currently in pre-production for a late spring 2020 shoot in vintage locations set in Staten Island, NY; Long Island, NY; and New Milford, CT. We’re currently scheduling interviews with the potential crew to find the best candidates willing to take this journey with us. Please send your interest with your suggested rate, resume, and portfolio if available to ajepyx1@gmail.com.

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS (2020) – Teaser Trailer from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

 

The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast – An Interview with Hypno-Tronic Comics

Our latest interview episode of THE SILVER SCREEN ACTION FIGURE PODCAST is a one-on-one interview with Joy Ghiglotti, owner of Hypno-Tronic Comics located in Staten Island, NY. The store was listed as TimeOut NY’s Winner for best shop in Staten Island in 2016. We discuss how the business started alongside her late partner, Ed Varuolo, the importance of comic shops as small businesses for our communities, how old movies and TV shows have become new via action figures and collectibles, and so much more.

Hypno-Tronic Comics is located at 156 STUYVESANT PL., STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301. Find out more about the store at www.hypnotroniccomics.com. “Like” them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @hypnotronic and Instagram @hypnotroniccomics.

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See more info about Andre´ Joseph’s films at ajepyxproductions.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx. Comment and make suggestions for future episodes here or to silverscreenafpodcast@gmail.com

The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast – Beetlejuice

Halloween season is here and IT’S SHOWTIME! The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast takes a look back at Kenner’s bizarre toy line about Tim Burton’s ghost with the most: BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! We go in-depth about the 1988 classic staring Michael Keaton, the 2 waves of Kenner action figures from the short-lived line plus planned prototypes from the animated series and more!

00:33 – Beetlejuice (1988)
07:37 – Beetlejuice: The Animated Series
09:18 – Kenner’s Beetlejuice Action Figures & Vehicles
22:40 – Beetlejuice Prototypes
26:21 – Burger King Toys
28:04 – NECA’s Beetlejuice Action Figures
29:31 – Unproduced Sequels
33:10 – Wrap Up

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Intro music by Matthew Hackett

Pre-Order THE SAXOPHONIST on Blu-ray at Amazon

We can now confirm that pre-orders are now open to order our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST on Blu-ray as it will be officially released on November 1 at Amazon! It will also be available on DVD at Amazon starting November 5! Special features will include the Original Trailer, Audio Commentary, Q&A Session from Premiere, “Sheryl’s Great Adore” Extended Clip, and the AJ Epyx Sizzle Reel. If you’re a jazz lover, this is a must-buy! Don’t forget, you can also stream the movie right now at Amazon Prime Video and The BeBop Channel!

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Wins Best Feature Screenplay at The Wild Bunch Film Festival

Another big win for the AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS screenplay this past weekend as it was 1 of 6 recipients for “Best Feature Screenplay” at The Wild Bunch Film Festival in Arizona! Congrats to our screenwriter Drew Henriksen! See the full list of winners here.

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As a friendly reminder, our American Gunslingers trailer screening at Wavestock has been announced for the 2:30pm block for this coming Saturday, October 12! Doors will open at 1pm at Flagship Brewery in Staten Island, NY where the screenings will be held. There is only a $5 cover at the door for everyone.

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As an additional reminder, the tailer will also screen the following weekend at The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC Saturday, Oct. 19th in the A-Block from 10:30am-12:30am. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at their website link below. We’re currently up for “Best Trailer” for their awards gala taking place Sunday, Oct. 20th at 7pm. Please come out and support us! https://thecuttingroomnycisff.com/tickets/

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VENDETTA GAMES wins 5 Global Film Festival Awards

A few months ago, Vendetta Games had been accepted as an official selection to the May edition of the Global Film Festival Awards in LA. I was very surprised to find out late last night that our film has won 5 GFFA awards in the following categories:

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Screening Time & Info for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Trailer at Wavestock

Our American Gunslingers trailer screening at Wavestock has been announced for the 2:30pm block for this coming Saturday, October 12! Doors will open at 1pm at Flagship Brewery in Staten Island, NY where the screenings will be held. There is only a $5 cover at the door for everyone. View the Facebook invite below.

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As an additional reminder, the tailer will also screen the following weekend at The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC Saturday, Oct. 19th in the A-Block from 10:30am-12:30am. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at their website link below. We’re currently up for “Best Trailer” for their awards gala taking place Sunday, Oct. 20th at 7pm. Please come out and support us! https://thecuttingroomnycisff.com/tickets/

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