Category: new jersey

Upcoming AJ Epyx Productions Screenings

First, in two weeks from today, we have the long awaited action feature DISHONORABLE VENDETTA which is set to play for the New Filmmakers NY Winter Series. Screening information is as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 18th @ 9pm
Location: Anthology Film Archives (Located in the East Village/Lower East Side)
Address: 32 2nd Ave, NY, NY, 10003
Admission: $6 at the door (CANNOT BE PURCHASED ONLINE)




In March, we have my raunchy short comedy TEMPTED playing for the Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ. Screening information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, March 21 @8pm, Screening Block RST29
Location
: Resorts Casino Hotel (The Starlight Room)
Address: 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
Admission: $12 (Can be purchased at the door or online at www.linerocket.com)

Also if you’re in the D.C./Maryland area, THE DINNER will finally screen and will also be a fundraiser for film festival entries. Screening information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 21 @12:00pm
Location: The Cornerstone Grill
Address: 7325 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD, 20740
Admission: By donation.

TEMPTED Accepted Into 13th Annual Garden State Film Festival

I am very pleased to announce that Andre Joseph’s Tempted has been selected to screen and compete at the 13th Annual Garden State Film Festival! The festival will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the dates of March 19-22. They’re currently in process of scheduling. So check back here for the official screening date and time. See the link to their Facebook page for more info!

Once again, I thank every cast and crew member on TEMPTED for making this dream a reality!

Actors, Musicians, & Crew Wanted for Upcoming Music Video

ATTENTION ACTORS, MUSICIANS, & ASPIRING FILMMAKERS: I will be directing a 1940’s Casablanca-style music video on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 in Freehold, NJ. Seeking the following roles to be filled:

– 4 Band Members who can play or mimic playing piano, trumpet, drums, and upright bass (Must own dark suit or tuxedo)

– Possible extras watching the lead singer’s performance on stage.

– 1 or 2 Production Assistants

Private message me for more information!

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.