AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Nominated for “Best Trailer” at NYLIFF

Our trailer for American Gunslingers has now been nominated for “Best Trailer” at this year’s New York Long Island Film Festival! Award winners will be announced at the festival After-Party on Saturday, October 22nd.  

If you’re interested in attending, the screening date for the American Gunslingers trailer on the big screen at NYLIFF is scheduled for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 in BLOCK FIVE starting at 5:30pm. The venue is located at Lindenhurst Moose Lodge – 883 South Broadway, Lindenhurst, NY. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased right now at https://filmfreeway.com/NYLIFF/tickets. Hope to see you there!

Screening Block for INSPIRE US Announced for Wavestock

If you are in Staten Island, NY and want to see Milan Lazistan’s INSPIRE US sci-fi music video on the big screen, it will be screening Saturday, October 15th in the 4:30pm block at Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, NY 10301). There will be NO COVER CHARGE this year! Come down and join us for fun!

DISMISSAL TIME Nominated for “Best of Changefest Youth” Award

I’m pleased to announce that Dismissal Time is now a nominee for “Best of Changefest Youth” at the 2022 International Social Change Film Festival! The Changefest Film Festival will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on October 23 at Zucot Gallery. All winners will be announced before the event. We will keep you up to date if they will include our film in the live screening schedule or upcoming live events under the festival. Congrats again to our cast and crew. Also, a big special thanks to everyone who helped support or contribute to our film!

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!

INSPIRE US Music Video Coming to Wavestock October 15th

Got the news this morning that our music video “Inspire Us” for Milan Lazistan’s album MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT was selected to screen at the Wavestock Film Festival in Staten Island, NY on October 15! It was absolutely some of the most fun we ever had working on a production. The event will take place at Flagship Brewery on 40 Minthorne Street. Stay tuned for more news about the screening time and block. Congrats to everyone!

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Trailer Screening Date Announced for NYLIFF

The screening date for the American Gunslingers trailer on the big screen at the New York Long Island Film Festival is scheduled for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 in BLOCK FIVE starting at 5:30pm. The venue is located at Lindenhurst Moose Lodge – 883 South Broadway, Lindenhurst, NY. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased right now at https://filmfreeway.com/NYLIFF/tickets. Hope to see you there!

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.

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Trailer accepted to NYLIFF

We know it has been a long while since the last update on the production status of American Gunslingers. But now we have exciting news as our proof-of-concept trailer has just been accepted to screen at this year’s New York Long Island Film Festival! The festival will take place in Lindenhurst New York, on Long Island from October 20th to 22nd. More info to come at a later date. Thanks to everyone involved and please continue to support this project however way you can to make it to screen one day!