Staten Island, NY native Andre´ Joseph had a love for movies from a very early age. He began his career making short films with family and friends on home video. Mr. Joseph 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. During his time at Emerson, Mr. Joseph interned in television production with VH1 Classic in the summer of 2006.
In 2008, Mr. Joseph formed his own New York-based independent film production company, AJ Epyx Productions, LLC. The company’s first feature film, Priceless, which Mr. Joseph wrote, starred, and directed, premiered at Tribeca Cinemas and was selected for exhibition at the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival in 2009. His second feature film, Dishonorable Vendetta, was screened at the Urban Action Showcase in 2015 where it won the award for “Best Firefight.”
Mr. Joseph’s most recent projects have been produced as short films. The dramatic thriller Night Stream was nominated for 4 World Music & Independent Film Festival awards in 2014 including winner for “Best Supporting Actor.” The college life comedy Tempted premiered at the Garden State Film Festival in March 2015 and was used for a special speaking engagement about fraternity life at Wesleyan University. In addition to film productions, Mr. Joseph has also freelanced as a videographer and editor for companies such as Vintage NYC Magazine and NBC Entertainment.
His next projects in the coming year are the feature length crime thriller Vendetta Games (The sequel to Dishonorable Vendetta) and the jazz-oriented short romantic drama The Saxophonist which is also fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.