Thank you to everyone who came out to see THE SAXOPHONIST at the Action on Film Festival in Las Vegas! Though we didn’t win any awards for the film, we still had a packed house last Wednesday night! We could not be more happier with the reception that this film has received. As always, you can watch the film on Amazon Prime as part of The BeBop Channel’s New York Jazz Film Festival Presentation.
In addition to yesterday’s big news about the American Gunslingers animated teaser getting nominated for “Best Animation”, we also found out that our award winning short film, THE SAXOPHONIST, has been nominated in the same festival for “Best Musical”! See the full Action on Film Megafest award nominations list here.
The award ceremony takes place Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm. We will be screening the American Gunslingers animated trailer alongside THE SAXOPHONIST at the Palms Casino Resort next Wednesday, July 31 in the 8pm screening block. Tickets available now!
This will be a big summer for AJ Epyx Productions! Fingers crossed!
If you live in the Las Vegas area, THE SAXOPHONIST will be screening as part of the Hollywood Dreams and Action on Film International Film Festival on Wednesday, July 31st in the 8pm screening block at the Brenden Theaters located inside the Palms Resort Casino. We will also be screening the animated trailer for the next AJ Epyx Productions’ project, AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS. Get your tickets today!
For those of you in the Las Vegas area, our animated trailer for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS will be screening as part of the Action on Film International Film Festival on Wednesday, July 31st at 8pm at the Brenden Theaters located inside the Palms Hotel & Casino. The trailer will be followed by the award-winning AJ Epyx short film, THE SAXOPHONIST! Get your tickets today right here!
We are going back to Las Vegas, baby! Our award-winning short film, THE SAXOPHONIST, has just been accepted into the 3rd Annual Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival. We were present last year for VENDETTA GAMES which had been nominated for multiple categories there as well as its sister festival, Action on Film. Hosted by veterans of over sixty years of live entertainment events and scheduled to take place in one of the most dynamic cities in the world, Las Vegas: HDIFF guarantees to give filmmakers and writers the opportunity to showcase their works to a world audience, be screened in beautiful venues, offer validation, recognition and awards in multiple Award Categories and in short, become a must attend show for all involved in the film and television industries.
The event takes place over the weeks of July 25 – August 3 with screenings at the Brenden Theater located at Palms Casino Resort. Will keep you updated on the actual screening date and time. Thank you again Del and Theresa Weston for having us back! Congrats to our cast and crew!
For AJ Epyx Productions, this was a very exciting week all around. First, we had the Action on Film/Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival in Las Vegas where VENDETTA GAMES was screened. Between the Las Vegas setting and the festival atmosphere, we had such a blast in meeting new filmmakers (as well as ANTONIO FARGAS of “Starsky and Hutch”) to network with and enjoyed many of the films we saw. The award shows are so much fun and full of class all around. Del and Theresa Weston make all fellow filmmakers feel welcomed and embraced to be part of the AOF family. Though we didn’t win any of the awards we were up for, we gained so much insight and inspiration coming out of this festival. We’re truly thankful for the recognition.
Next up was last night’s New York Jazz Film Festival Awards event held at the legendary Paris Blues in Harlem. We were honored to accept the “Best Film” award for THE SAXOPHONIST with yours truly and star Beavin Lawrence in attendance. This was a great night for live music and meeting the fellow filmmakers and honorees who are doing their part in keeping jazz alive. We highly recommend that you support their films as well as ours by visiting the NYJFF Facebook page where you can watch all the films between now through Friday. Special thank you to Gregory Royal for this wonderful opportunity to have our film shown worldwide and all of our supporters including our fiscal sponsor, the New York Foundation for the Arts.
We’re happy to announce that in addition to Vendetta Games’ recent 3 award nominations from Action on Film Festival, the award-winning feature film has now earned 2 award nominations from their sister festival, the Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival! Among the nominations include “Action Film of the Year” and “Best Supporting Actor – Feature” for Chris Corulla, Jr. who played Agent Miller in the film.
Hollywood Dreamz will run along with the Action on Film Festival as the film will be screened at the Brenden Theaters located in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on August 23rd at the 2:00pm screening block. Individual screening tickets will be listed in the coming days, but you can get your festival access passes today by visiting the Action on Film Fest website: https://www.actiononfilmfest.com
As the Action on Film International Film Festival is just around the corner this month, I’m pleased to announce that Vendetta Games has been nominated for 3 AOF awards in the following categories of BEST SCORE – FEATURE, BEST URBAN FILM, and BEST GUERILLA FILM!
The film will be screened at the Brenden Theaters located in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on August 23rd at the 2:00pm screening block. Individual tickets will be available in the coming days, but you can get your festival access passes today by visiting the Action on Film Fest website.
The festival begins August 16th through 25th. The AOF Black Tie Dinner, Entertainment and Award Show will take place August 25th. Tickets are available on the website as well. Congrats to our cast and crew, a huge thank you to Del and Theresa Weston for the opportunity and nominations, and another big special thank to every Kickstarter and Indiegogo backer who supported the project!