UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Marlene Rhein

We have another special interview edition of Unfinished Business TELEVISION where hosts Jeff Gallashaw and André Joseph talk to people on the inside of the movie business. This episode highlights award-winning filmmaker and actress Marlene Rhein. Marlene is a writer, director, and actor known for The Big Shot-Caller (2008), My Parents Are Crazier Than Yours (2013), and The So-So You Don’t Know (2017). She directed 2Pac Shakur’s last video, “All About You” (1996), and Amy Winehouse’s “F-Me Pumps” (2004). She was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of their “Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Learn more about Marlene and her film work at her official website: https://www.marlenerhein.com/

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter @MrUniverse and @UnfinishedB1. Follow André on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

DISMISSAL TIME: An Interview with Sarah Dolhansky (“Chantelle Gilbert”)

Introducing Sarah Dolhansky as “Chantelle Gilbert” in DISMISSAL TIME. For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe.

DISMISSAL TIME premieres at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival next Wednesday, June 8th @ 3pm in the SeraPhi Screening Room @ 941 N. Front Street. Get tickets & full schedule now at FilmFreeway under #PIFF listing.

DISMISSAL TIME: An Interview with Lisa Regina (“Sharon Vance”)

Introducing Lisa Regina as “Sharon Vance,” the teacher in DISMISSAL TIME. For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe. Support Lisa’s non-profit, A Write to Heal, at https://awritetoheal.com/

DISMISSAL TIME will be premiering at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 6/8/22 @ 3pm in the SeraPhi Screening Room @ 941 N. Front Street. Get tickets & full schedule now at FilmFreeway under #PIFF listing.

Now Casting Remaining Roles & Extras for THE SAXOPHONIST

With production of THE SAXOPHONIST only a few short weeks away, we are now seeking to fill the remaining roles and extras in the NYC area for the following dates of August 19, 20, and 27. So if you are a NON-UNION actor who would be interested, these are the dates and people we’re looking for:

Saturday, August 19 – Ballet Scene
Location – Manhattan, NY
Shoot Times – 7am-6pm
Extras Needed: 12 people, preferably casual males and females age 30-65.

Sunday, August 20 – Jazz Performance

Scene
 Location – Manhattan, NY

Shoot Times – 7am-5pm
Remaining Role Needed:One actor or actress to play a server, preferably African-American.

Extras Needed: 10-12 people, males and females college age 21 to casual looking 50.

 

Sunday, August 27 – Cafe Scene
Location – Brooklyn, NY
Shoot Times – 10am-5pm.
Remaining Roles Needed: Beautiful Black or Hispanic Woman with a green dress in her 30s-40s, and a Preppy Male in his 40s.
Extras Needed: 10-12 people, casual looking couples in their 30s-50s.

Food will be provided on set and all actors will receive IMDB credit for their time. For additional details regarding the specific locations, times needed, wardrobe, etc., all inquiries can reach us at ajepyx1@gmail.com. Please submit a headshot/picture and resume.

And lastly, we still need donations to help support the production. If you want to donate directly now by credit card, visit the NYFA donation page link. For personal check donations, all you have to do here is visit the SUPPORT section of The Saxophonist website for more info. All donations are 100% fully tax deductible due to our fiscal support from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Nadya Encarnacion Playing “Adella” in THE SAXOPHONIST

We are very happy to introduce actress Nadya Encarnacion as our latest addition to the cast of THE SAXOPHONIST. Nadya will be playing a ballet dancer and love interest to the title character played by Beavin Lawrence. She was a featured model for Linda Nieves-Powells’ Latina Icons tribute to Afro-Latinas in music as the icon Irene Cara, images published in The Huffington Post, Vibe & Latina Magazines. She was last seen on stage playing the role of The Leader in the classic musical ZORBA with the Clay & Wattles Theater Co. at The Gary The Olivia Theater in Bethlehem, CT. Along with her passions for Film/TV & stage, she is also dedicated to juvenile justice. Nadya is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy, M.A. from Manhattan College & B.A. from Fairfield University.

Please continue to support the project by visiting the official website to find out how to make a tax deductible donation for the production via our fiscal sponsor the New York Foundation for the Arts and also get your tickets today for the upcoming fundraiser event in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 29.