DISMISSAL TIME: Short Film Marketing & Promotion at Indiegogo

While Dismissal Time: An AJ Epyx Short Film premiered last week, we are now in preparation for outreach for schools for special screenings and additional film festivals. We humbly ask for your support by donating to Indiegogo to help cover the costs for marketing materials, booking rentals for future private screenings, and covering film festival entry fees. We have a very special film that all of us in the cast and crew are proud to be part of and we want to give it the biggest push possible. Thank you. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dismissal-time-short-film-marketing-promotion/x/1858114#/

Final Day to Donate to Crowdfunding Campaign for DISMISSAL TIME

We have only 1 more full day to raise funds for the short film production of DISMISSAL TIME. With 14 donations in, we are just halfway through to our minimum goal of $3,500. If you believe in this story and the message we are sending, then please contribute any amount you can at our fiscal sponsor site Fractured Atlas or at the very least share this campaign link. View the pitch video and all rewards for your contribution there. Thank you. https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/dismissal-time-short-film/campaigns/4266

DISMISSAL TIME: The Cast Roundtable

The cast and writer/director of the upcoming AJ Epyx Productions short film DISMISSAL TIME held a roundtable discussion after rehearsal to talk about how they got involved with the project, thoughts on their characters, and what they hope to achieve through telling this story. With production only 2 weeks away, you can help us ensure a quality production by making a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, by visiting the following link: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/dismissal-time-short-film/campaigns/4266

‘Like’ us on Facebook @ajepyxdismissaltime

Also, please check out and support actress Lisa Regina’s A WRITE TO HEAL, a non-profit with the mission to raise awareness and provide support to anyone dealing with issues surrounding domestic violence: https://awritetoheal.com/

DISMISSAL TIME Facebook Live Videos

In case you missed it today, we did not 1 but 2 Facebook Live interviews today to speak to lead actress Lisa Regina and co-star Sarah Dolhansky about the upcoming production of our dramatic short film, DISMISSAL TIME. Watch right now by clicking on the links below:

Learn more and please support today at our fundraising link at our fiscal sponsor site Fractured Atlas: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/dismissal-time-short-film?fbclid=IwAR1rlCqdytqkDejKVyMDNNsHipClePLW-2gFDELCJv1Xj445XGx5UIsMpP4

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.

Final Week to Support AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS on Kickstarter

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

Thank you.

How YOU Can Continue to Support AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS (Update 10/27/20)

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 ajepyx1@gmail.com for more information.

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American Gunslingers: A New Western Series & What it Means to Me

I want to take this moment to talk personally to everyone who has been following the progress of our next film production American Gunslingers from the beginning. If you visit the crowdfunding campaign link at Seed&Spark, we have given potential backers a lot of insight about the story, the production, our team via Team Highlights, and why we need funds for the production. What I have rarely talked about is why this project is personal to me.
With every past project that I have completed, I am usually drawn to story elements that I can relate to in my life. Chris Corulla and I knew we wanted the basic premise to be about two brothers finding a treasure by following a map tattooed to their arms. But it was Drew Henriksen, our screenwriter, who came up with the backstories and found ways to make each character three-dimensional. What ultimately came out of his script that made it personal for me was how this story talks about depicts innocent children who are forced to grow up after tragedy, the life choices they make that set them on opposite paths, and how they are reunited to right the injustice of their past. There is no better way to tell this kind of story than in the old west where those themes and conflicts are directly in your face.
On a professional level, I have made several projects set in current times where I have had to work with the resources that I had available. After the success I enjoyed with my last feature film, Vendetta Games, as well as my award-winning short, The Saxophonist, I felt that I needed to push myself to another level. It could not be more of the same. There had to be a push to make something that forces me to be detail specific in all my artistic choices and elevate the quality of my work as a filmmaker. I believe a western gets me out of my comfort zone and there will be a great deal to learn from this experience not only as a filmmaker but also as a human being when the time comes to be away from city life to shoot this project out in natural locations.
No matter how this campaign pans out after Saturday morning, this journey will continue one way or another. I really hope each of you will continue to support the American Gunslingers team past these remaining 48 hours that we have left to reach 80% of the Seed&Spark goal. Thank you.
-Andre Joseph

Final Week to Push AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS on Seed&Spark

As of today, we’re down to the final 8 days & need to reach 80% of #fundraising goal! Without the necessary funds, production needs such as horses, western-style locations, costumes, props, and special filming equipment will be harder to obtain. In these final days, we ask that you please do these 3 simple things: CONTRIBUTE! SHARE! FOLLOW! Please support the production of American Gunslingers at Seed&Spark! https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/american-gunslingers

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Feature Film Announcement

As we approach the new year, AJ Epyx Productions will soon embark on our most ambitious project to date: AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. This excitng western will be directed by Andre´ Joseph with a screenplay by Drew Henriksen, best known as “Talbot” in VENDETTA GAMES as well as the screenwriter/producer of the award-winning western short, POWER OF PRAYER. Originated from a story by Joseph, Henriksen, and VENDETTA GAMES’ Chris Corulla, the story follows two interracial brothers reuniting in the late 1800s to search for their father’s buried treasure while pursued by a corrupt town Marshall and his vicious bounty hunters. The screenplay was recently been accepted for competition into next year’s World Music & Independent Film Festival as well as the All Genre Screenplay Contest which has now made the screenplay available to order via Dizzy Emu Publishing in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon.

For the latter competition, we need your support as the overall contest winner is the writer of the top-selling screenplay in each three month contest period. These writers receive a full Publish & Marketing package from Dizzy Emu Publishing, worth $499.00 – this includes building us a website and making a video trailer to help us promote the screenplay. All entrants in the contest receive their royalties in full, directly from Amazon. We also retain full control of their screenplay’s rights and pricing. All proceeds will go directly into the production of this film.

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS is currently casting and in pre-production. Vintage locations are currently being sought out in Staten Island and Long Island, NY. We’ll be shooting a trailer this year to attract potential investors. Further details about the production and investor opportunities will be available in the coming months. Please contact us directly to ajepyx1@gmail.com for a prospectus.

Concept art for the project which was created by Brian Bicknell who did the prequel comic book for Vendetta Games can be seen below:

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