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:
For those who don’t know, this is the very last week of our Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming western project AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. So far, we have only raised 14% of our fundraising goal since we began last month. We’ve actually done a little better than our previous campaign on Seed & Spark which was greatly affected by the initial lockdowns caused by the global pandemic. But this is still an all or nothing situation where if we don’t meet the minimum goal, then we get no funds to start production next year. We would have to consider other options.
We understand that the $12K goal is a long shot to reach between now and our November 21st deadline. So even if you can’t afford to contribute, you can still help us a long way by sharing the Kickstarter link. All it takes is the right eyes to view our work and be willing to support what we need to get up and running. These rewards are also worthwhile to get should you decide to contribute.
For more information and to donate to the project, visit the Kickstarter link: http://kck.st/33QWGQ7
For those of you who continue to support our efforts, we launched the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming indie western film AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. An old west tale about American brotherhood and vengeance best served with lead. Learn more about it and please support our production by Nov. 21st if you can. Donate! Share our link! Tell your friends, family, and anyone who loves westerns! http://kck.st/33QWGQ7
We are also seeking any promotional media and brand collaboration to help aid us with the upcoming production of American Gunslingers. Please email me at email@example.com for more information.
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
We did our virtual premiere for the re-release of PRICELESS last night which was followed by this Facebook Live interview with writer/director Andre’ Joseph and Dr. Cheri Moore of Moore TV Network. Check it out below:
As a reminder, PRICELESS can now be seen as a Virtual Online Premier Presentation.
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This is the new link to see our first feature film PRICELESS on the new Moore Television Network starting Saturday, August 1:
Even if you’ve already seen the film previously, please spread the word and share to anyone who loves independent film as well as black love stories!
We have been waiting weeks to let the world know about this very special announcement and now we can give it to you: AJ Epyx Productions’ first feature film from 2008, PRICELESS, will be part of the Moore Television Network lineup in August!
For those unfamiliar with the film written and directed by Andre’, the story follows a womanizing jewel thief (Andre’ Joseph) who tries to reform his ways by reuniting with his former girlfriend-turned-single mother (Tasha Perri) while running from vicious mobsters. The film features Anthony Mangano from Green Book; Bernard “Pretty Purdie who is the world’s most recorded drummer best known for working with Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and countless other artists (Also has a huge following in Japan); A.J. Pero the late drummer of the 80s rock band Twisted Sister; Mohamed Dione who played Whoopi Goldberg’s son in a famous episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; Lisa Regina from The Sopranos; Robert Clohessy from Boardwalk Empire and Blue Bloods; Brandon Hannan from The Sopranos; Aesha Waks from Gotham; Laneya Wiles from Gimme Shelter.
Moore Television Network is a digital network that offers an opportunity for everyone to have a voice. The network allows whoever wants to have a show on television to have one. The network is available on Roku, Amazon TV firestick, Smart TV and Android TV.
Priceless will be available starting August through the end of the year. Various merchandise and incentives will be available in the coming weeks. Until then, you can listen to this great radio interview with Andre’ about the film and his career on Spotlight with Moore hosted by Moore TV founder Dr. Cheri Moore and guest host THE VOICE OF KCMRADIO3.com:
View the original trailer for the film below:
ONE MONTH LEFT! Check out American Gunslingers, a feature film that needs support at Seed&Spark and think you’d like, too! Our deadline is April 23rd. Even if you can’t spare change, especially in this climate, it’s totally free to share our link and you can even have the option to loan us production needs like equipment, props, costumes, locations, etc. Please watch our pitch video to learn more.
Now looking ahead to the future, I am formally asking for your help and support once again for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. Today, we have launched the crowdfunding campaign on the website Seed & Spark to raise funds for the full-length feature. We have been planning this project for nearly 3 years. But in the midst of planning the full feature film last year, we realized the logistical and financial obstacles in producing an independent western movie in vintage New York and Connecticut restoration parks with period costumes, props, and of course horses. Now we are more determined than ever to pull the trigger on this amazing project this summer.
Seed & Spark will not only allow us to raise funds but also the ability to get specific offers for all production needs including equipment, locations, horses, etc. All that said, I am directly outreaching to YOU for a commitment to join us on the journey and donate to AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS within these next 45 days. If you are unable to commit financially, however, then you also have the opportunity to follow and share the campaign on all social media.
Please support this special project today: https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/american-gunslingers#story
Also, don’t forget our screening date for the American Gunslingers trailer at Garden State Film Festival is set for SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at the Berkley Hotel Continental Room (1401 Ocean Ave, First Floor, Asbury Park, NJ)! We will be in the 2:15-3:30pm screening block. For tickets, order at the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497449
For those of you who have been following our progress with AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS since the beginning, you may or may not know what it takes to bring a western feature film to life. Especially if you live in the tri-state area. We are offering a big opportunity to anyone who has an interest in financially backing our full-length feature for this coming summer. We have our entire production plan mapped out from the start of production all the way to worldwide distribution. If you are interested in investing in American Gunslingers or you have referrals for potential backers, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full business proposal and additional info.
For those of you in the Long Island and Connecticut areas, we are looking for the following locations for this film:
– Saloon-style bars
– Wine cellar
– A vintage-style living room that looks like it’s straight out of the 1800s.
Anybody who can help find these locations or send us referrals, please let us know. We can offer a “Special Thanks” credit to you for the end.
Lastly, our screening date for the American Gunslingers trailer at Garden State Film Festival has been announced for SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at the Berkley Hotel Continental Room (1401 Ocean Ave, First Floor, Asbury Park, NJ)! We will be in the 2:15-3:30pm screening block. For tickets, order at the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497449