Sad news to share today as Del Weston who created and managed the Action on Film Festival had passed away after a long battle with COVID-19. Del was one of the biggest supporters of Vendetta Games when he accepted the film to AOF in Las Vegas back in 2018. While my memories of Del were mostly short but positive moments, the one that stands out most was when he watched my back after another distributor offered to pick up our film. Not only did he warn me against them but he went as far as reaching out to a better contact he trusted. That showed how big his heart was with struggling filmmakers. Vegas will never be the same without him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
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.
We had a blast in Vegas this past week and we’re happy to announce that Drew Henriksen’s screenplay for our upcoming project AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS won Best Western Screenplay at the Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition! I’m proud that they also recognized yours truly and Chris Corulla story contribution. This will be a very exciting project coming your way very soon!
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!
Our animated teaser trailer for American Gunslingers has been nominated for BEST ANIMATION at The AOF Megafest in Las Vegas! The award ceremony takes place Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm. We will be screening the animated trailer alongside the AJ Epyx short film THE SAXOPHONIST at the Palms Casino Resort next Wednesday, July 31 in the 8pm screening block. Tickets available now!
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!
Our screenplay has reached FINALIST status at the Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition! Congrats to our screenwriter Drew Henriksen who also has his TV as well as crime scripts as finalist status and he’s even up for WRITER OF THE YEAR! The event will take place July 25 – August 3 at the Palms Casino Resort.
We’re still hard at work on post-production with the trailer project. Some dialogue replacement is being done as we speak and the music will be finalized in another week. We’re really excited to show you all what’s in store!
I’m happy to announce that our animated teaser trailer for American Gunslingers has been selected to screen at this year’s Action on Film Megafest in Las Vegas! We will have more information early next month about the screening date and film block where it will be showing. But for all filmmakers out there, the AOF as well as their sister festival Hollywood Dreams (where THE SAXOPHONIST will also be screening at this summer) are still accepting submissions between now and July 1. Check them out on FilmFreeway.
The Drew Henriksen-penned screenplay for our western epic, AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, has just been accepted to compete in this summer’s Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition! The event is also a sister festival to Action on Film as well as the Hollywood Dreams Film Festival where THE SAXOPHONIST will also be playing this summer. Congrats to Drew and our team!
Please continue to donate and support our efforts to produce a live-action trailer for American Gunslingers via GoFundMe.
The screening date for THE SAXOPHONIST will be announced in the coming weeks.