Check out this awesome interview with AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS’ multi-award-winning screenwriter Drew Henriksen on this episode of Stage Screen and In Between with Helen Proimos! They discuss and showcase the trailer to our film as well as Drew’s various screenplays and novels that have been honored at numerous festivals.
For anyone who is interested in seeing our American Gunslingers trailer play on the big screen next month, it is going to be shown as part of The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC. Our screening date has been announced for Saturday, Oct. 19th in the A-Block from 10:30am-12:30am. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at their website here. Their award ceremony takes places the following evening at 8:30pm.
The Cutting Room venue is at the following address:
The Cutting Room 44 East 32nd Street (btw Park & Madison Ave)
New York, New York
Thank you to everyone who came out to see THE SAXOPHONIST at the Action on Film Festival in Las Vegas! Though we didn’t win any awards for the film, we still had a packed house last Wednesday night! We could not be more happier with the reception that this film has received. As always, you can watch the film on Amazon Prime as part of The BeBop Channel’s New York Jazz Film Festival Presentation.
In addition to yesterday’s big news about the American Gunslingers animated teaser getting nominated for “Best Animation”, we also found out that our award winning short film, THE SAXOPHONIST, has been nominated in the same festival for “Best Musical”! See the full Action on Film Megafest award nominations list here.
The award ceremony takes place Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm. We will be screening the American Gunslingers animated trailer alongside THE SAXOPHONIST at the Palms Casino Resort next Wednesday, July 31 in the 8pm screening block. Tickets available now!
This will be a big summer for AJ Epyx Productions! Fingers crossed!
Our animated teaser trailer for American Gunslingers has been nominated for BEST ANIMATION at The AOF Megafest in Las Vegas! The award ceremony takes place Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm. We will be screening the animated trailer alongside the AJ Epyx short film THE SAXOPHONIST at the Palms Casino Resort next Wednesday, July 31 in the 8pm screening block. Tickets available now!
If you live in the Las Vegas area, THE SAXOPHONIST will be screening as part of the Hollywood Dreams and Action on Film International Film Festival on Wednesday, July 31st in the 8pm screening block at the Brenden Theaters located inside the Palms Resort Casino. We will also be screening the animated trailer for the next AJ Epyx Productions’ project, AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. Get your tickets today!
Another amazing accolade tonight for our award-winning action thriller VENDETTA GAMES at the American Filmatic Arts Awards in Brooklyn Heights! This would not have been possible without the support of my co-Star and producer JR Carter and partner in crime Chris Corulla as well as the rest of the cast and crew. We got more coming up and we are working very hard to get this film out to you guys ASAP!
Next we have the World Music & Independent Film Festival where Vendetta Games is up for 8 award nominations. It will be taking place in Washington, D.C. at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Virginia on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The event will start at 10:00 am for pre-gala interview, then lunch at noon, gala will start at 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm. Tickets are $99 and can be purchased at this link: http://www.wmiff.net/
For AJ Epyx Productions, this was a very exciting week all around. First, we had the Action on Film/Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival in Las Vegas where VENDETTA GAMES was screened. Between the Las Vegas setting and the festival atmosphere, we had such a blast in meeting new filmmakers (as well as ANTONIO FARGAS of “Starsky and Hutch”) to network with and enjoyed many of the films we saw. The award shows are so much fun and full of class all around. Del and Theresa Weston make all fellow filmmakers feel welcomed and embraced to be part of the AOF family. Though we didn’t win any of the awards we were up for, we gained so much insight and inspiration coming out of this festival. We’re truly thankful for the recognition.
Next up was last night’s New York Jazz Film Festival Awards event held at the legendary Paris Blues in Harlem. We were honored to accept the “Best Film” award for THE SAXOPHONIST with yours truly and star Beavin Lawrence in attendance. This was a great night for live music and meeting the fellow filmmakers and honorees who are doing their part in keeping jazz alive. We highly recommend that you support their films as well as ours by visiting the NYJFF Facebook page where you can watch all the films between now through Friday. Special thank you to Gregory Royal for this wonderful opportunity to have our film shown worldwide and all of our supporters including our fiscal sponsor, the New York Foundation for the Arts.
As the Action on Film International Film Festival is just around the corner this month, I’m pleased to announce that Vendetta Games has been nominated for 3 AOF awards in the following categories of BEST SCORE – FEATURE, BEST URBAN FILM, and BEST GUERILLA FILM!
The film will be screened at the Brenden Theaters located in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on August 23rd at the 2:00pm screening block. Individual tickets will be available in the coming days, but you can get your festival access passes today by visiting the Action on Film Fest website.
The festival begins August 16th through 25th. The AOF Black Tie Dinner, Entertainment and Award Show will take place August 25th. Tickets are available on the website as well. Congrats to our cast and crew, a huge thank you to Del and Theresa Weston for the opportunity and nominations, and another big special thank to every Kickstarter and Indiegogo backer who supported the project!