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Dishonorable Vendetta Production Status January 2012

To all of our cast, crew, and fans of DV, I am happy to report that we are now in the final stages of post-production and that we are now gearing up for an official premiere date sometime in the SUMMER OF 2012! As we speak, my producing partner Rico Mancini and I are putting the final touches on the last crucial scene of the movie and starting audio work for the entire film. Over the course of the next 4 months as we finish post-production and hold a private test screening to get final feedback from our main cast as crew, we will be rolling out a brand new movie poster of DV, new interviews and still pictures from the film, and of course a BRAND NEW TRAILER this coming spring. We’re also looking into distribution outlets so we can get the film out publicly by year’s end.

As for now, the world premiere date and venue are currently TBA. But it will happen this very summer. So stay tuned!

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Dishonorable Vendetta Production Status December 2011

So it’s the end of 2011 and as everyone probably knows, Dishonorable Vendetta is still in the post-production process. But as a friend of mine once said, “a filmmaker’s job is never done” and the last thing that I want to do is to put out something unfinished only to feel left unsatisfied with the final product. At the same time, I can feel everyone’s high anticipation and expectations for seeing a potentially amazing film nearly 3 years in the making.

Of course we had never planned for post-production to take so incredibly long. But this was a film produced on a shoe-string budget in which we were only able to film when our actors and crew were available. We also encountered numerous production obstacles which lead to a serious of scripts rewrites which I believe helped to make for a stronger story with compelling characters. Even after production ended, there were still missing shots and sequence gaps we had to fill in for story’s sake.

As for post-production, I’ve edited and advised tirelessly almost every weekday night for the past year alongside my producing and editing partner Rico Mancini of Cool Multimedia at his great studio here on Staten Island, NY. Rico along with Dave Giordano have utilized their skills and resources in ways I could have never imagined. Utilizing programs such as Adobe After Effects, Magic Bullet Looks, Action Essentials 2, 3D Studio Max among others, Rico and Dave brought DV to an even greater level of visual amazement. Although they have encountered a series of technical hurdles along the way, their efforts are what will be a major part of DV’s success and I can’t wait for us to get the ball rolling on the final sound mix and musical score!

As for me, I’ve not only spent these restless nights trying to complete the film with Rico and Dave but I’ve also gone though a year of personal tragedies and adulthood struggles in my own life that sidetracked me. Now that 2012 is around the corner, I feel I can move now and regain my focus to making DV the best movie it can be. I guarantee this will be the year that the public will feast their eyes on it (*RELEASE DATE STILL PENDING) I’m not going to guarantee that it will be as huge as The Dark Knight Rises! But it will be a very dangerous, exciting, and sexy action thriller that will act at the launchpad for AJ Epyx Productions’ future as an independent film production company.



Out, Going Short Film Trailer

Last November, I had the opportunity to be brought on board this brand new independent short film entitled “Out, Going” from Paper Boy Pictures. The film’s writer/producer, Carter Unger, and I had worked briefly together on another film and he brought me on the project as the First Assistant Director. The film, which is directed by Aleksey Reznikov, tells the tale of the New York City nightlife and the “young hipsters who seek to harness the chaos and glitter of the city’s tawdry underworld to make it in the world of show business.” Out, Going features a cast of incredibly talented actors who could well be the stars of tomorrow and the crew was absolutely fantastic. Enjoy the trailer posted below and for updates on future film festival screenings of Out, Going, visit the Paperboy Pictures blog page.

DISHONORABLE VENDETTA: Updated Press Release


** MEDIA ALERT – YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED **

Andre’ Joseph, the star, writer, and director of AJ Epyx Productions’ Priceless, is back with Dishonorable Vendetta, a contemporary crime thriller from Cool Multi Media, LLC and AJ Epyx Productions, LLC.

Keith Miller (CHRIS CORULLA, JR.) used to be very focused as an undercover DEA agent. Now he lives a lonely existence following the brutal murder of his wife. His personal leave is cut short, however, when family members of the Bolivian drug lord he was investigating get killed in their home.

Miller teams up with his cautious yet skillful partner, Jason Stokes (ANDRE’ JOSEPH) as they learn of a massive stash of cocaine that was taken from the Bolivian drug lord’s home. They also manage to link the murders to a vicious, competitive Russian drug lord named Vlad Rodchenko (FRANK SELLERS) and his crime syndicate outfit led by his right-hand man, Pavel Sidorov (KONSTANTIN SOUKHOVETSKI). The DEA works in co-junction with the FBI to form an operation where Miller and Stokes go undercover to infiltrate Rodchenko’s empire and bring him down from the inside.

Soon, the case is put into jeopardy due to Miller’s instability, his troubled relationship with fellow agent and former lover Samantha Torres (LISA MARIE-WELDON), and the presence of a mysterious leak in the DEA who works closely with Rodchenko. These tough special agents’ loyalty will be tested, secrets will unfold, and methods will be ‘dishonorable’.

Cool Multi Media, LLC presents an AJ Epyx Production, A film by Andre’ Joseph, Dishonorable Vendetta. The film stars Chris Corulla, Jr., Andre’ Joseph, J.R. Carter, Frank Sellers, Lisa Marie-Weldon, Albert Albanese III, with Drew Henriksen, and Konstantin Soukhovetski. Written, Produced and Directed by Andre’ Joseph. Executive Producers are Marc Ryan, Rico Mancini, and Alfred C. Joseph, Rico Mancini. Cinematographers are Clint Higgins and Woodly Aurelus. Editors are Andre’ Joseph and Rico Mancini. Music by Rico Mancini.

This film is not yet rated. The film will be released in 2011.

For more details on the film, visit http://www.myspace.com/dvmovie and the Facebook Fan Page.