Indie Directing Film School Trailer

From the maker of Skillshare’s NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS and THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS comes a new course specifically focused on the job of a film director on an independent film titled INDIE DIRECTING FILM SCHOOL This class is hosted by award-winning filmmaker, André Joseph.

This class achieves the following:

  • Explains the basic duties of directing an independent film from start to finish.
  • Class is for aspiring filmmakers who want to learn what it takes to be a successful film director.
  • To help aspiring filmmakers separate good scripts from bad ones, how to translate the script into shots with a specific vision, how to communicate with actors and crew, and what a director does after production wraps.

Enroll today: https://skl.sh/3C7shwc

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Dan Poole

Our special interview edition of Unfinished Business goes underground into the world of fan films by interviewing Baltimore-based filmmaker and stuntman Dan Poole! Dan is best known for his homemade Spider-Man film, THE GREEN GOBLIN’S LAST STAND, a project intended to be showcase to get on board the unproduced James Cameron film adaptation during the 1990s. But it ultimately gained traction in Comic Cons across the world. We talk to Dan about his experience making the film, the response from fans over the years, his efforts on his indie feature THE PHOTON EFFECT, and his thoughts on the Spider-Man movies in general. Thank you DP for taking the time to speak to you!

*Please note due to Zoom-related technical difficulties, we lost Jeff early on during the interview.

Find out more about Dan at http://www.danpoole.net.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter at MrUniverse and Unfinsihedb1. Follow Andre’ on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

Watch the New Perspectives Interview with Andre Joseph & Lisa Regina discussing DISMISSAL TIME

If you missed it last night, you can now watch Andre Joseph’s interview on RVN TV’s New Perspectives along side lead actress Lisa Regina discussing the short film DISMISSAL TIME. Thank you Barry Lefkowitz for this opportunity. Watch the full interview on demand right now at the following link: https://rvntelevision.com/episode/new-perspectives-with-andre-joseph-lisa-regina/

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Armand Mastroianni

We have another very special episode here on UNFINISHED BUSINESS to conclude our Halloween Month by interviewing Armand Mastroianni. Armand is the writer/director of the 1980 cult classic HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE which was the debut film of a little known actor named Tom Hanks. Hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions sit down with Armand to discuss this movie, his start in the business, subsequent films such as THE KILLING HOUR (aka THE CLAIRVOYANT), THE SUPERNATURALS, and his various works on television. We’re really excited about this one and very thankful to Armand for making the time to speak with us.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter at MrUniverse and Unfinsihedb1. Follow Andre’ on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

DISMISSAL TIME Writer/Director Andre´ Joseph on WURD Radio

In case you missed my interview this morning on Philadelphia WURD Radio discussing our latest short film Dismissal Time​ with host Solomon Jones, now you can listen to it here via Soundcloud!

We are still seeking anyone who is willing to tell their anti-bullying, anti-racism story as part of our end credit sequence. Learn more in the video below:

Andre´ Joseph New Interview on It’s Just Us Radio Show 9/20/21

I returned to It’s Just Us Radio Show last night for my 2nd appearance on the show hosted by Charlene Bowden. We discussed the past successes of THE SAXOPHONIST and VENDETTA GAMES, life struggles as a creative during the pandemic, and getting deeply emotional about my approach to my next short film DISMISSAL TIME which starts shooting next month and is still fundraising. This full episode also features the legendary Keisha Knight Pulliam, best known as “Rudy” from The Cosby Show, and I’m proud to be sharing the same episode as her. You can listen to the show right now at the link below:

THE SAXOPHONIST Director Interview at Hang Onto Your Shorts FF

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.

THE SAXOPHONIST Downtown Film Fest Virtual Panel

For those of you who missed it, check out the virtual panel discussion from Staten Island’s Downtown Film Fest from this past summer when director Andre´ Joseph was interviewed by Kevyn Fairchild to discuss THE SAXOPHONIST alongside Emeka Mbadiwe who also screened his amazing film, JAMMED. The film will be virtually screening again FOR FREE this Saturday as part of the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival in the 7:05-8:26pm block (STREAM 2) where we are nominated for Best Long Short, Best Director, and Best Actor!