Last year, Beavin Lawrence, the star of our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST, and I had started planning a video montage of the joy and pain of African-Americans to the tune of his track “Black Rage”. It was originally planned for screening at his live shows. However, we believe that in light of what’s happening on the streets and around the world, there was no better time to release it than now. Some of these images will be difficult to digest. But we hope you can see why black lives matter.
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Award winning NYC-based filmmaker and educator Andre´ Joseph had a love for movies from an early age. He began his career making short films with family and friends on home video. Andre´ attended the New York Film Academy summer program in 2001 where he first gained experience working with 16-millimeter film and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in 2006 where he received a bachelor’s degree in Film. In 2008, Andre´ formed his own indie film production company, AJ Epyx Productions. Since then, the company produced three professionally made feature film projects as well as four award winning short films. Among the company’s most successful projects include the crime thriller VENDETTA GAMES (Winner for “Best Urban Action Film” at the Cinemax-sponsored 2017 Urban Action Showcase and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi) and the dramatic short film THE SAXOPHONIST (Winner for “Best Film” at the 2018 NY Jazz Film Festival and now streaming on The BeBop Channel app). As of 2021, Andre´ is currently in post-production on his next short film, DISMISSAL TIME, an anti-bullying tale loosely based on a high school incident. In addition to film projects, Andre´ has also freelanced as a videographer and editor for companies such as Vintage NYC Magazine and NBC Entertainment. Andre´ is also highly active in educating aspiring young filmmakers who seek to produce their own movies someday. He produced three online video courses on film production and screenwriting at the learning website, Skillshare. In 2021, Andre´ taught a 6-week summer film and video program to students at IDEA Center for the Arts in Camden, NJ. He has also served as a guest lecturer at various institutions including Wesleyan University, Essex County College, Brooklyn High School for the Arts, and Emerson College. View all posts by ajepyx1