** MEDIA ALERT – YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED **
“Revenge is an addiction.”
Keith Miller (CHRIS CORULLA, JR.) used to be the best in his job as an undercover DEA agent. Now he’s a distraught man who prefers to live a lonely existence following the brutal murder of his wife. His personal leave is cut short, however, when the Bolivian drug lord he was investigating along with his family get killed in their home.
Miller gets reassigned to his more cautious but skillful partner, Jason Stokes (ANDRE’ JOSEPH). The two agents learn of a massive stash of cocaine that was taken from the drug lord’s house and manage to link the murder to a vicious, competitive Russian drug lord named Vlad Rodchenko (FRANK SELLERS). 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.
But the operation is put into jeopardy in various ways including Miller’s instability, his strained 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. What follows from there is an unraveling mystery full of bizarre twists, turns, and betrayals that lead towards a dangerous and bloody climax.
AJ Epyx Productions, LLC presents “Dishonorable Vendetta,” the latest film effort of Andre’ Joseph, the director and star of AJ Epyx Productions’ “Priceless.” An exciting dramatic thriller, the film stars Chris Corulla, Jr., Andre’ Joseph, J.R. Carter, Frank Sellers, Lisa Marie-Weldon, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Drew Henriksen, Albert Albanese III, Julio Vincent Gambuto, and Lou Kodza. Written and Directed by Andre’ Joseph, the film is produced by Joseph along with Albert Albanese III with Alfred C. Joseph, Rico Mancini, and Marc Ryan as Executive Producers. Director of Photography is Clint Higgins. Rico Mancini of Cool Music Inc will compose the original music.
For more details on the film, visit http://www.myspace.com/dvmovie.
Copyright 2009 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC
After 9 years, the Yankees took home their 27th world title last night be defeating the Phillies 7 to 3 in the new Yankee Stadium! The Bronx was definitely burning and all day I’ve seen nothing but pure pride for argubly the best team in the MLB. Aside from the Giants winning the Super Bowl last year, a World Series win was needed for New York after years of recession depression, the pain of the Bush Administration, and just simply living life in the post 9/11 world. It’s nice to finally see something good that we can all rally behind as citizens of the greatest city in the world.
Things are also looking up in the job scene for me as well. I landed a two day job as a production assistant for a commercial being shot for Visa’s BarclayCard. It wasn’t all fun and games being that the shoot had closed down part of Pearl St. in lower Manhattan to execute an aerial camera trick on a cable system called the “spydercam”. Myself along with several other PA’s had to direct traffic and keep pedestrians safe and away from the action. It felt more like security work than anything else but well worth the time and experience. I even have another one day job coming up next week.
Dishonorable Vendetta is still in production for two weeks until we take a hiatus for the rest of the year while interest is building up on one of the scripts I wrote recently. Can’t wait to see how this plays out.
The second and final installment of the final entry in the Staten Island cult favorite Packard series. Copyright 2009 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC. All music not used for commercial purpose.
Although this is only a year old, I gotta post it here:
Stapletonite to screen first full-length feature at Tribeca Cinemas
Andre’ Joseph thinks he’s got a real gem on his hand.
The 25-year-old Stapleton filmmaker, who’s been polishing his act on short films for years, is making his big screen debut tomorrow in Manhattan.
“I wanted to twist the James Bond concept of a world travel man who goes on fantastic adventures and gets involved with exotic women,” says Joseph, the writer-director and star of “Priceless,” his first full-length feature. “In this case, it’s a world travel man who returns home to get involved with the girl next door.”
The proud Emerson College grad said he was also inspired by great crime films with a romantic twist, namely “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Filmed in locations across Staten Island last summer, “Priceless” features local actors, a musical score by Bernard Purdie and Rob Papparozzi, and songs by Aesha Waks (“Romp”) and Off-White Trash (“Rock Dance”).
“Andre’ and I have been making short films with our friends for years and kept talking about the day we would make a big film to get our names out there through the film festivals — this was it,” says producer Albert Albanese III, 23, of Grant City.
Joseph and Albanese are aiming to enter “Priceless” in the SINY, Tribeca and American Black film fests in 2009.
The plot revolves around Lando (Joseph), a jewel thief whose into “fast cars, fast women, and a fast track to nowhere in life.” Spotted during an attempted heist of a ruthless Russian mobster (Twisted Sister’s A.J. Pero), Lando hustles back to Staten Island where he grew up to hide and relocate his high school sweetheart, single mom Diana (Tasha Perri).
He struggles to rekindle his old flame while the Russian mob breathes down his neck. What will become of Lando and Diana, and what revenge will Koskov seek on Lando?
Find out when “Priceless” premieres Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. in Manhattan. Visit MySpace.com/pricelessmovie for more information.
BACK TALK: AWE editor Rob Bailey can be reached at email@example.com.
The first installment of the final entry in the Staten Island cult favorite Packard series. Second installment coming soon.