André Joseph on The Silver Phoenix Happy Hour

Raise a glass each Thursday @8pm ET with Blaze Kelly Coyle & Ken Smith as they talk about everything entertainment, pop culture, sports and lifestyle related during their podcast, The Silver Phoenix Happy Hour!

On this weeks episode, Blaze and Ken welcome Writer, Actor, Producer and Director, Andre Joseph (Dismissal Time, Vendetta Games, The Saxophonist) to the show! Blaze’s beachcombing adventures continue from the Bahamas, and Nicole goes In the Kitchen to talk about a local Bahamian delicacy.

DISMISSAL TIME Wins “Narrative Short” Award at The New York City IO Festival

We are grateful for another big accolade for our special project Dismissal Time, now the winner for “Narrative Short” at The New York City IO Festival! Hope to have more news about it very soon. Also, please watch and VOTE for our film in the Race to Justice competition which ends tomorrow!

Watch & Vote for DISMISSAL TIME in AudPop’s Race to Justice Film Challenge

ATTENTION: Our award-winning short film DISMISSAL TIME is competing in AudPop’s “Race to Justice” Film Challenge. Between now through January 20th, you can watch and vote for our film. The top 10 submissions with the most votes and the top 10 preliminary jury-selected films will advance to the finals round. Winners will get a live screening in Los Angeles. So please watch our movie, share the link, and please VOTE!

DISMISSAL TIME Music Track “Night Skies” Wins at Garden State Film Festival

Congrats to Matt Hackett and the Puge for their big win for “Best Country Song” at this year’s Garden State Film Festival with the song “Night Skies” recorded for Dismissal Time: An AJ Epyx Short Film! On behalf of our team, we truly appreciate the honor and hope to get this important movie seen by as many people as possible. Also, download the full soundtrack today at Oclassica! #countrysong

DISMISSAL TIME Director André Joseph on the Hang Onto Your Shorts Podcast & Festival News

Here’s some major breaking news! I just appeared on an impromptu live stream for next year’s Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival where I got to promote all things Dismissal Time and you can watch the replay below right now. And just so you know, we’ve been accepted to the next festival happening May 6-7th in Asbury Park, NJ! Thank you Hiram Ortiz and team for your thoughtful praise of our film and we look forward to attending the event in 2023!

Final Call to Donate to Support DISMISSAL TIME

At the end of this year, we will be ending our fiscal sponsorship arrangement with Fractured Atlas for all fundraising on Dismissal Time. But we still need as much support as possible to cover film festival expenses and our push for more public screenings in 2023. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation before the end of December, we would really appreciate it!

DISMISSAL TIME Nominated at Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes

Some big news to share on the international front. Dismissal Time is an official selection and short film nominee for this year’s Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes! The event takes place November 27 – 30 with winners to be announced on the last day. Congrats to our team!

Soundtrack available right now at Oclassica!


This is the 8th and final installment about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. This installment looks at the post-production process, music, and the official release. All 8 parts can be seen as a full playlist on our official YouTube channel.

For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe.