DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 4

This is Part 4 about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. This installment looks at the casting process for the teacher and student roles.

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, INSPIRE US, & ANGELINA Nominated for Multiple Awards at the 14th Annual WMIFF

Huge news to break today as we found out that our award-winning short film Dismissal Time along with the Milan Lazistan music videos “Inspire Us” and “Angelina” will be a part of the 14th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, D.C.! All 3 of our projects are nominated for multiple awards and the winners will be announced at the gala in April 2023. Nominations are as follows:

Best Actress in Short Film – Lisa Regina

Best Actor in Short Film – Oliver Feaster

Best Supporting Actor in Short Film – Jay Pastelak

Best Director in Short Film – Andre’ Joseph

Best Screenplay in Short Film – Andre’ Joseph

Best Original Song – “Night Skies” by Matt Hackett and the Puge

Additionally, “Inspire Us” has been nominated for “Best Experimental Film” while “Angelina” received nominations for “Best Music Video” and “Best Director”. The partial list can be found at https://www.wmiff.net/nominees. Congrats to our whole team on all 3 projects!

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 3

This is Part 3 about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. Director André Joseph talks about making his vision into a practical reality through funding with Fractured Atlas as a fiscal sponsor and seeking locations in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.

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.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 2

This is the second part about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. We discuss the writing process and the casting of the hero teacher in the story.

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 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.

DISMISSAL TIME Wins “Best Human Rights Film” at NYTVFF

There’s a lot to say about this eventful weekend. But now I’m back home to say Dismissal Time is now the New York True Venture Film Festival AWARD WINNER for BEST HUMAN RIGHTS FILM! This award means so much to my team and I putting the hard work to bring this social justice story to life. But to me, the real reward was listening to the stories of others who’ve seen the movie and shared their traumatic experiences of bullying and racism in high school. The work continues on. But our story has the impact to make change one day at a time.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 1

This is part 1 of a multipart behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. Part 1 goes into the true story that inspired the movie by writer/director André Joseph.

In case you missed it, the Newark International Film Festival has announced its schedule with Dismissal Time playing the same day as the NYC premiere at the NY True Venture Film Festival. All the information you need is listed below with ticket links:

Newark IFF
Friday, September 9th @ 4pm
Cityplex 12 Theater, Screen 3 (Shorts Block)
360-394 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Tickets & Passes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-newark-international-film-festival-tickets-410066890107
*GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES ARE FREE!

New York True Venture Film Festival
Friday, September 9th @ 8pm
Producers Club Theaters & Bar (Theater II)
358 44th Street btw 8th & 9th Ave
Manhattan, NY
10036
Tickets & Passes: https://filmfreeway.com/NYTVFF/tickets

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.

Screening Times Announced for DISMISSAL TIME & ANGELINA at Newark International Film Festival

We have a jammed-packed weekend full of opportunities to see Dismissal Time as well as Milan Lazistan’s pandemic-themed music video “Angelina”. The Newark International Film Festival has announced its schedule with Dismissal Time playing the same day as the NYC premiere at the NY True Venture Film Festival. All the information you need is listed below with ticket links:

Dismissal Time
Newark IFF
Friday, September 9th @ 4pm
Cityplex 12 Theater, Screen 3 (Shorts Block)
360-394 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Tickets & Passes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-newark-international-film-festival-tickets-410066890107
*GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES ARE FREE!

New York True Venture Film Festival
Friday, September 9th @ 8pm
Producers Club Theaters & Bar (Theater II)
358 44th Street btw 8th & 9th Ave
Manhattan, NY
10036
Tickets & Passes: https://filmfreeway.com/NYTVFF/tickets

Angelina (Milan Lazistan Music Video)
Newark IFF
Saturday, September 10th @ 12:30pm
Cityplex 12 Theater, Screen 3
360-394 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Tickets & Passes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-newark-international-film-festival-tickets-410066890107
*GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES ARE FREE!

Hope to see you all at any of these events!

Konstantin Soukhovetski – “Title Theme to DISMISSAL TIME”

This is the main piano-based title theme to the award-winning short film DISMISSAL TIME composed and performed by the amazing Konstantin Soukhovetski. It was truly an honor to have him contribute this haunting yet uplifting piece of music to our film and captures the very essence of the controversial story. Visit Konstantin’s website for more music: www.konstantinthepianist.com. Learn more about DISMISSAL TIME and where to see it at linker.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime

DISMISSAL TIME Accepted & Award Nominated at ChangeFest

We are so honored to announce that Dismissal Time is being recognized once again! The dramatic short film has been accepted to be part of the International Social Change Film Festival aka ChangeFest. It’s “a transformative experience that occupies the intersection of storytelling, fun and activism.” With festival events planned in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, not only will the movie be part of the program, but it has also been award nominated! We will keep you posted with more details in the coming weeks. Congrats to our cast and crew!