SANGRIA Accepted to Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Our music video for Milan’s “Sangria” track off the album MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT has just been accepted into this year’s Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Though the May festival dates are currently delayed due to the current crisis, we will keep everyone informed when it eventually happens.

 

One Month Left to Donate to AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS

ONE MONTH LEFT! Check out American Gunslingers, a feature film that needs support at Seed&Spark and think you’d like, too! Our deadline is April 23rd. Even if you can’t spare change, especially in this climate, it’s totally free to share our link and you can even have the option to loan us production needs like equipment, props, costumes, locations, etc. Please watch our pitch video to learn more.

 

THE SAXOPHONIST Accepted to the “Hang on to Your Shorts” Film Festival

Even in these difficult times, there’s always some kind of good news along the way. We can announce that our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST has been accepted to screen at the “Hang on to Your Shorts” Film Festival in central New Jersey! The festival is currently slotted to happen September 12th and 13th. For more info, visit their website at http://hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/. Congrats to our cast and crew!

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The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast – Steven Spielberg

The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast provides a timely escape from a moment of global crisis to provide a new episode on action figures based on the movies of the legendary STEVEN SPIELBERG! Few stones go unturned here as we cover toys based on JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, E.T., HOOK, and READY PLAYER ONE. There’s even his producing efforts such as GREMLINS, THE GOONIES, BACK TO THE FUTURE, and so many more. This one is an epic in itself!

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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

Our Seed & Spark campaign for the full-length feature has gone live for American Gunslingers. Please donate and follow us at this link until April 23, 2020: https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/american-gunslingers#story

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BREAKING: Garden State Film Festival Screenings Canceled

We have been informed that this year’s Garden State Film Festival has been canceled in light of coronavirus and that physical festival events such as industry activities, workshops, and panels have been canceled. Films will now be showcased online out of concern for the health and safety of the attendees. But since we were only screening the American Gunslingers trailer, we feel it’s better to give it to you for free for anyone who has never seen it.

As we mentioned yesterday, we will keep the Seed & Spark campaign to raise funds for the full-length film active until it ends on April 23rd. I had initially thought about canceling it until we received our first contribution yesterday. I’m honestly not sure how successful we will be at this point because of the public paranoia this virus has created. But it always helps if you guys can please share the link to at least get us trending.

Special Message About Our Projects Light of COVID-19

I want to personally take this moment to update our followers with the status of some of our upcoming projects, specifically AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, in light of the current coronavirus crisis. After discussions with my team, we decided to postpone our original plan to begin production at the end of this spring and we may try to re-start the production either the end of the summer or early fall. There are so many moving parts to getting this film made and when you deal with horses, outdoor locations, child actors as well as some actors of a certain age, there’s some serious responsibility to maintaining a professional and safe production. We felt it was not worth the risk rushing into the production because of the uncertainty of this pandemic. This also might affect other projects we were planning for this coming season as well.

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We will keep the Seed & Spark campaign for the film active until it ends on April 23rd. I had initially thought about canceling it until we received our first contribution yesterday. I’m honestly not sure how successful we will be at this point because of the public paranoia this virus has created. But it always helps if you guys can please share the link to at least get us trending.
So what do we do for the time being? Well now there’s time to write new scripts and The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast will continue starting with a brand new episode to be released tomorrow. For those of you who plan to bunker down at home for the long haul:
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– You can watch our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST right now on Amazon Prime.
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– You can subscribe to our new Skillshare class, NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS.
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– You can watch our latest music video project UNINVITED right now on YouTube.
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– You can watch our past films like DISHONORABLE VENDETTA and more at our Vimeo on Demand site.
God willing we will get through this. For now, though, practice proper hygiene and DO NOT PANIC. Wherever you are, please be careful out there.
Best,
Andre´ Joseph
AJ Epyx Productions

More Streaming Platforms Announced for VENDETTA GAMES

We have more streaming platforms to announce for the upcoming home release of the award-winning crime thriller, VENDETTA GAMES. In addition to the previously announced release on DVD at Walmart stores and Amazon, the film will be made available for streaming on Tubi, Roku, and Xumo. The film hits these platforms and shelves on April 7.

Tubi is 100% legal unlimited streaming, with no credit cards and no subscription required. Tubi is the largest free streaming service featuring award-winning movies and TV series.

All Roku players connect to your TV with HDMI. Roku Express+ adds the option to connect via a composite cable which works with older TVs.

Xumo is available on your Hisense, Magnavox, Panasonic, Philips, Sanyo, Sharp and VIZIO smart TVs.

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The first film in the series, DISHONORABLE VENDETTA, is currently available to watch on Vimeo on Demand and for DVD at Amazon.

Support the Production of AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS on Seed & Spark

Now looking ahead to the future, I am formally asking for your help and support once again for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. Today, we have launched the crowdfunding campaign on the website Seed & Spark to raise funds for the full-length feature. We have been planning this project for nearly 3 years. But in the midst of planning the full feature film last year, we realized the logistical and financial obstacles in producing an independent western movie in vintage New York and Connecticut restoration parks with period costumes, props, and of course horses. Now we are more determined than ever to pull the trigger on this amazing project this summer.

Seed & Spark will not only allow us to raise funds but also the ability to get specific offers for all production needs including equipment, locations, horses, etc. All that said, I am directly outreaching to YOU for a commitment to join us on the journey and donate to AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS within these next 45 days. If you are unable to commit financially, however, then you also have the opportunity to follow and share the campaign on all social media.

Please support this special project today: https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/american-gunslingers#story

Also, don’t forget our screening date for the American Gunslingers trailer at Garden State Film Festival is set for SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at the Berkley Hotel Continental Room (1401 Ocean Ave, First Floor, Asbury Park, NJ)! We will be in the 2:15-3:30pm screening block. For tickets, order at the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497449

VENDETTA GAMES Hits Shelves April 7

We’re pleased to announce that ITN Distribution is FINALLY releasing our award-winning feature film VENDETTA GAMES for DVD on April 7th on Amazon and Walmart stores across the country! The bonus features on the disc will include some of the behind the scenes docs from the set. Some of you might inquire about the cover art which we made attempts to change, but we ultimately did not have much control over mainly down to Walmart’s criteria. That does not make it any less of a success for us and we are very proud of this award-winning cast and the exposure this film is about to receive. So please mark your calendars, go to your local Walmart stores, and/or pre-order now on Amazon today! We’ll have more information about Blu-ray and streaming platforms very soon.