DISMISSAL TIME Star Lisa Regina Wins BEST ACTRESS at Carpe Diem Film Festival

Exciting news to share this morning that Dismissal Time star Lisa Regina is the WINNER for “Best Actress” at the Carpe Diem Quarterly Film Festival in Barcelona! A huge honor for such an inspiring person. Congrats!

Catie Carlton Wins Best Actress in Short Film/DMV for THE DINNER!

We had just wrapped up a successful week in Washington, D.C. for this year’s World Music & Independent Film Festival. This past Thursday, we had our co-production with Crazy Daisy Films on the dark comedy THE DINNER had premiered, followed by our 3rd film festival screening of TEMPTED. Both films played in the main screening room of the National Navy Museum.


Then we had the WMIFF Awards show at the Crystal City Hilton this past Saturday. It was attended by myself, my DINNER co-director Anna Snead, and star Andrew Agner-Nichols. 7 WMIFF award nominations in all (2 for TEMPTED and 5 for THE DINNER). We had two highlights of the day starting with Catie Carlton’s win in the Best Actress in Short Film/DMV (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) for her role as “Lois” in THE DINNER! Two years in a row where our actors received accolades for their hard work. Congratulations Catie for your amazing work on the film!


Though I lost in both Best Director categories, I still had the honor and privilege to present a WMIFF award with Shari Belafonte, daughter of the legendary Harry Belafonte. While on stage before we announced the nominees, I thanked her and the Belafonte family for breaking barriers for us as African-American artists. Then we briefly danced after the winner was announced! A very nice way to cap off a very good week.


THE DINNER Best Actress Video Highlight

The World Music & Independent Film Festival has just added a highlight video of the Best Actress In Short Films (DC/Maryland/Virginia area) nominees and they include THE DINNER leading lady, Catie Carlton! The film also has 4 additional nominations include Best Directors Andre´ Joseph and Anna Snead! The award ceremony will take place Saturday, August 22nd and is located in the beautiful Hilton Crystal City located near the Reagan National Airport. Get more info about the event at http://www.wmiff.net.


Tickets are still available for the World Music & Independent Film Festival screenings of AJ Epyx short films TEMPTED and THE DINNER which will take place Thursday, August 20 at 6pm in the National Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.! Purchase them at Eventbrite today!

You can see the Catie’s clip below at the 1:20 mark:

More info about THE DINNER can be found at the official Facebook fan page!