DISMISSAL TIME Short Film Production Seeking Production Assistants

Dramatic short film from award-winning filmmaker about high school cyberbullying incident based on true events looking to find at least 2 production assistants for 4 shooting days in South Jersey and Philadelphia in October 2021. Preference to applicants local to these areas. All applicants must submit a resume to be considered.

Ideal candidates must be local to South Jersey and Philadelphia, eager to learn, must be available for any of the 4 shooting dates, and be prepared to handle any tasks such as script supervisor or assisting to needs of director and producers. Film students currently in college encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application to Mandy.com.

Seeking New Executive Producer for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS

Our indie western AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS is currently seeking a new Executive Producer with funding and branding resources to bring to the project in addition to fulfilling vital production needs. Looking to shoot in Long Island and Upstate NY as well as New Milford, Connecticut within the coming year. Check out our award winning “Best Trailer” and please submit all direct inquiries to ajepyx1@gmail.com for more information.

Now Seeking Crew for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Feature Film

We are seeking talented cinematographers, costume designers, and production managers for our upcoming western feature film, AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, based on the award-winning screenplay by Drew Henriksen. The story follows 2 brothers of different races tracking down a cache of jewels stolen from their parents’ killers. The project is currently in pre-production for a late spring 2020 shoot in vintage locations set in Staten Island, NY; Long Island, NY; and New Milford, CT. We’re currently scheduling interviews with the potential crew to find the best candidates willing to take this journey with us. Please send your interest with your suggested rate, resume, and portfolio if available to ajepyx1@gmail.com.

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS (2020) – Teaser Trailer from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

 

Important Message About THE SAXOPHONIST Film Production

I want to take this time today to thank those of you who have supported us on this journey thus far as we are exactly 3 weeks away from the start of production on The Saxophonist. The cast (Beavin, Nadya, Michael, Ann, Zoiea, Ron’Netta, Jarrett, and Ronnie) and crew (Myself, Bill, Charlie, Joan, etc.) have devoted so much time working very hard in rehearsals and fundraising efforts to get this special short film off the ground. Even though we are getting closer to shooting, we are really just getting started on building the word of mouth.

For those of you who have been following our efforts and are still on the fence about donating to the production or sharing the links to potential contributors, let me explain why supporting this film will matter. Without your help, it will be extremely difficult to pay for specific location fees for the jazz club and ballet theater locations in Manhattan. It will also be difficult to have a sizable crew to ensure the professional quality that this movie cannot work without. Most importantly, we want the overall look and scope of the film to be as cinematic as possible while also providing a comfortable working environment that will ensure all actors and crew can do their absolute best work.

Then there’s the cultural relevance of the film. Jazz music is truly an American art form. The legends most associated with the genre were African-American musicians (i.e. Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, etc.) who pushed the music and broke new ground for the generations that came after their time. They also made music that was socially relevant in each decade. I personally look at the sensitive times that we are living in today with Black Lives Matter and what is reflected in our films and TV shows that often focus on the pain and struggle of being black in America. Some are well made and have serious impact on viewers while others tend to be exploitative. With The Saxophonist, I truly want to make this particular film special by depicting more positive representations of African-Americans characters that young people can look up to and relate to their real world struggles for success in the big city. I plan to present it not only at film festivals such as ABFF and Urbanworld, but also to schools for prospective students of the arts.

This is my seventh film project since earning my BA in Film: Media Production at Emerson College in 2006. Of any project I have ever worked on, this is the most personal story that I want to share to the world, honor my family as well as the legendary musicians who inspired me to write this script.

Whether you can contribute a significant amount or simply a dollar to support our production, all you have to do here is visit the SUPPORT section of The Saxophonist website to learn how to make your donation with a credit card or check. All donations are 100% fully tax deductible due to our fiscal support from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Please note that NYFA is not funding this project; however, their support allows us to raise funds using their tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3)-classified organization. If you want to donate directly now, visit the NYFA donation page link. We also have a Kickstarter campaign with 16 days left to raise half our budget if you are interested in obtaining rewards for your contribution.

Every little bit of support will be one step towards a great movie. I hope you can help us make this big dream of mine a reality. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Andre´ Joseph

Writer/Director of The Saxophonist

 

Production Crew Wanted for THE SAXOPHONIST

We are now seeing the following crew positions for the upcoming production of THE SAXOPHONIST next month:

1st AD
1st AC (Can also work as Gaffer)
Sound Mixer (Must own gear)
Art Director
Production Assistants

Interested applicants can email their resumes, rates, and any questions about details for the production to Liz at liz@cinomadic.com.

 

You can also visit the official website of the film (https://ajepyx1.wixsite.com/ajepyxthesaxophonist/support) to take you directly to the New York Foundation for the Arts website where you can still make your tax deductible donation to help us for the production of THE SAXOPHONIST short film today!

Woodly Aurelus’ BEST FRIEND Film Needs Sound Editor & Mixer

Our good friend, co-producer of NIGHT STREAM, and fellow filmmaker Woodly Aurelus needs help with post-production sound work for his long awaited feature film BEST FRIEND. As mentioned in his Facebook post, this is a paying gig. If you’re interested or happen to know of any professional sound mixers, please inbox him via Facebook. See the original trailer below:

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VENDETTA GAMES Opening Scene is Here!

Here it is everyone! Introducing the opening sequence to VENDETTA GAMES! This is the only scene we have shot for the film as we are still trying to raise money for the remainder of production and post-production costs. If you like what you see and can help us continue our production, please contribute, like, or share our Indiegogo campaign link in these final 30 DAYS. Every penny will be spent on the screen as you can see from this scene and we can only get better!

Also if you’d like to join our production as an actor or part of the crew, please forward your info to ajepyx1@gmail.com.

VENDETTA GAMES Opening Scene from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.