The Wild West Film Festival in Vacaville, CA just announced their 2020 winners today and American Gunslingers WON its 3rd Best Trailer award! Though the festival itself couldn’t hold an in-person event due to COVID and the California wildfires, we’re still honored to be recognized once again and hope to get the completed project shown there in the future. Check out all the results at wildwestfilmfestival.com and be sure to support our newly launched Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/33QWGQ7
Though we didn’t get to win the trailer award at Long Island International Film Expo, it was very nice for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS be recognized for HONORABLE MENTION in the category. Any recognition for our work is always a blessing and another step towards progress. But a huge congrats is in order to our screenwriter Drew Henriksen for his award win at this festival for his script A BROKEN CHRISTMAS!
We woke up this morning happy to report that our trailer for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS won the “Best Film Trailer” award last night at Arizona’s The Wild Bunch Film Festival! A huge thank you to Rock and Brenda-Marie Whitehead for this honor and to all of you who have been following the very long process of this project! We are going to continue to need all of your support to get the full story up on screen!
I’m proud to say that WE WON BEST DIRECTOR – LONG SHORT for The Saxophonist last night! This honor would not be possible without the talented cast and crew who made this film something dear to my heart. Thank you to everyone at Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival and congrats to all the winning filmmakers and nominees! See the full video of the award ceremony at this link.
New Jersey’s Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival just released their filmmaker interviews today. This includes a one-on-one conversation with festival programmer Chris “CJ” Cullen and The Saxophonist writer/director Andre´Joseph. You can watch in the YouTube link where the interview starts at the 1:52:07 mark.
The Saxophonist will screen virtually this Saturday in the 7:05-8:26pm block (STREAM 2) where we are nominated for Best Long Short, Best Director, and Best Actor. You can watch all the films for free at hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com. You can also see the links on the Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter. The event will be live and you can also make comments to the filmmakers while things are happening.
We are in the 7:05-8:26pm block (STREAM 2) for Sept. 12th as THE SAXOPHONIST screens as part of the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival! Award ceremony to follow at 9pm where we’re up for 3 nominations. Director interview coming soon. For more details, visit http://www.hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/
This year’s Hang on Your Shorts Film Festival where THE SAXOPHONIST is up for 3 awards will now be all virtual screenings this year. Main screenings will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 for main blocks and sets with what looks like a “live” awards show with special guests. Stay tuned for final details and scheduling.
We had an amazing morning with some big announcements regarding AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS! First, our recently selected trailer at The Wild Bunch Film Festival has just been announced as a nominee for Best Film Trailer! While we won’t be able to attend in person, those of you in the great state of Arizona can check out our trailer on the big screen Friday, Oct. 2nd in the 8:40pm block at the Willcox Historic Theater in Willcox, AZ. Awards to be announced Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:15pm. Purchase tickets at the link above.
Our second big announcement is that the AGS original screenplay by Drew Henriksen has just been selected for competition at this year’s Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival! This is the same festival where our award-winning feature VENDETTA GAMES won Best Urban Action Film three years ago! This year’s event happening Nov. 6-14 will be a virtual experience and you can find out more about it at the link above or on Facebook.
AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS hopes to go into full production in the coming year.
Our fans keep asking us where they can find all films produced by AJ Epyx Productions over the years. With so many titles out on multiple platforms now, we decided to start a periodic blog to update everyone as to where they can see the work we have done. See all films with the links below their posters (Trailer links in posters):
AJ EPYX PRODUCTIONS’ PRICELESS