DISMISSAL TIME Study Guide for Schools & Requesting Video Testimonials

We will have Part 2 of our epic behind-the-scenes doc on Dismissal Time out tomorrow. But we want to let you all know as part of our initiative to get Dismissal Time screened in classrooms, we have created a study guide for students and teachers to engage in discussion on the story themes and more. Download it from our website to learn more. Also, we’re still looking for video testimonials from people who saw the movie at festivals. Simply record on your phone and email to ajepyxdismissaltime@gmail.com.

CORRECTION: DISMISSAL TIME Merchandise Moved to Zazzle

Due to some unfortunate technical “glitches”, we have pulled out of our previous store arrangement with Creator Spring for all Dismissal Time movie-related gifts and merchandise. Any purchases made will be directly refunded. HOWEVER, we are very excited to let you know we have re-opened the store via Zazzle! Not only do we have the same T-shirts and poster items like before, but we also now have our own COFFEE, PENS, PENCILS, KEYCHAINS, CHOCOLATE CANDY and more! If you order today, get 15% Off with code DEALS4MONDAY. Go now and see what’s available!

https://www.zazzle.com/collections/first_wave_items-119411527064900533

More exciting news is coming! Don’t forget our next screening for the NY True Venture Film Festival Sept. 9 at 8pm! Newark International Film Festival date to be announced this week.

DISMISSAL TIME: Short Film Marketing & Promotion at Indiegogo

While Dismissal Time: An AJ Epyx Short Film premiered last week, we are now in preparation for outreach for schools for special screenings and additional film festivals. We humbly ask for your support by donating to Indiegogo to help cover the costs for marketing materials, booking rentals for future private screenings, and covering film festival entry fees. We have a very special film that all of us in the cast and crew are proud to be part of and we want to give it the biggest push possible. Thank you. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dismissal-time-short-film-marketing-promotion/x/1858114#/

DISMISSAL TIME: An Interview with Jay Pastelak (“Mr. Deacon”)

Introducing Jay Pastelak as “Mr. Mitchell Deacon”, the Guidance Counselor 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 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.

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.

DISMISSAL TIME Official Trailer

A new AJ Epyx Productions short film from award-winning filmmaker, André Joseph (Vendetta Games, The Saxophonist). In the prestigious high school Ovaduke Academy, TK Clark is an innocent freshman who is the target of a vicious form of cyber bulling. When the incident turns tragic and the school administration tries to sweep it under the rug, TK’s history teacher Sharon Vance makes it her mission to bring those responsible to task. Loosely inspired by true events.

The film stars Lisa Regina, Troy Sill, Oliver Feaster, Jay Pastelak, Kat Walsh, Sarah Dolhansky, Kayla Minore, Isaiah Faircloth, Denise Spaulding, Dave Goodman and special appearance by Chris Corulla, Jr. Music by Matthew Hackett with additional music by Konstantin Soukhovetski. Executive Producer is Lisa Regina. Associate Producers are Chris Galassi and Nancy Martignetti. Cinematography by Greg Lassik of Endless Wave Productions. Written, produced, directed, and edited by André Joseph.

#DontDismissMe

Follow all DISMISSAL TIME social media: https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime

Learn more about DISMISSAL TIME at our project page at Fractured Atlas: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.or…

Learn more about Lisa Regina’s non-profit, A Write to Heal, at awritetoheal.com.

DISMISSAL TIME: Official Poster Release

As we are near the end of fine tuning the short film, we are very happy to release the official movie poster for DISMISSAL TIME! Also, we want to announce that the trailer will be out later this week on all our social media platforms. Be ready. It’s almost TIME.

When a black high school student in a reputable prep school becomes the victim of a vicious form of cyber bullying, his history teacher makes it her mission to bring those responsible to task. With events loosely based on my personal experiences in high school, this short film will serve as examination of the most timely social issues of the day, from racism and classism to bullying all within the context of the educational arena.

DISMISSAL TIME Interview on Rowan Radio’s “A Community Affair”

Lisa Regina and director André Joseph recently sat down with Sam Whalen on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM’s “A Community Affair” where we discussed all things Dismissal Time!” They talk about what it was like filming during the pandemic, how they have grown as creators, and what the film means to the people that made it. Take a listen right now at Soundcloud! https://soundcloud.com/rowan-radio-89-7-wgls-fm/031922-lisa-regina-and-andre-joseph?in=rowan-radio-89-7-wgls-fm/sets/a-community-affair

Member Spotlight: Dismissal Time

Writer/director André Joseph was recently featured in this month’s Member Spotlight for the website of Dismissal Time’s fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas to discuss the process of bringing the short film to life. Check it out! https://blog.fracturedatlas.org/member-spotlight-dismissal-time