THE SAXOPHONIST’s Beavin Lawrence Performing This Summer

This July on Brooklyn Free Speech TV, you’ll get to see a live performance of Beavin Lawrence, star of our award-winning short, THE SAXOPHONIST. He’ll also be performing live at East New York’s Fusion East Caribbean Soul Restaurant sometime this year for the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. Stay tuned for more great news about Beavin and our film which will be playing in Las Vegas this summer as part of the Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival!

THE SAXOPHONIST Premiere Event Video

These are highlights from the official world premiere of the AJ Epyx Productions short film, THE SAXOPHONIST. The premiere was held at Brooklyn Fete on May 4, 2018 with live jazz music performed by the film’s star Beavin Lawrence and the Beautiful People Band.

Shot by Michael Schiavo.

Find out more about the film at

THE SAXOPHONIST Premiere Event Video from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.


Pics from THE SAXOPHONIST World Premiere

A huge special thank you to everyone who attended our magical Saxophonist premiere! We’re very blessed with the positive reception we’ve received on the film. There’s still a lot of work to be done going forward. And for anyone who missed it last night, we’ll be screening again at Brooklyn High School of the Arts this coming Wednesday at 6pm!

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Pics and Video from THE SAXOPHONIST Fundraiser

We thank everyone who came out in support of the project last night and special thanks to PIPS for hosting our event in beautiful Williamsburg. Pics and videos to come. And for those of you who couldn’t make it and still want to make a tax deductible donation, please visit our official website at the link below for more information.




SAXOPHONIST Fundraiser Event Tomorrow!

Friendly reminder to everyone that tomorrow is the big day for our fundraiser event to raise money for the production of the upcoming short romantic jazz film, THE SAXOPHONIST. The event is taking place at PIPS on 275 South 2nd Street (Between Havemeyer and Marcy Ave) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Come support the project which is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts and you can purchase tickets early at Eventbrite or pay the cover charge at the door. Early admission fee grants you access to an open bar, free food live music by the film’s star Beavin Lawrence and his multi-talented Quintet featuring Stephen Porter, Eddie Allen, Mark Johnson, and Warren Byrd.

Check out this video that was shot at PIPS by the film’s producer Bill Mack of Cinomadic and cinematographer Charlie Williams which also features Beavin Lawrence. PIPS is not only an art space but also a table tennis center in Brooklyn.

On a side note, an issue had come to my attention this evening regarding ticket purchasing on Eventbrite. If you tried to order online and the site requested you buy a minimum of 5 tickets instead of 1, I just resolved the issue right now. So please, if you still plan to attend on Thursday, wanted to order online haven’t ordered already, please do so now! Otherwise, you can still arrive to PIPS and pay the cover charge.

Hope to see you all there!

THE SAXOPHONIST Screenplay Earns 2nd Prize in Black Screenplays Matter Competition

We recently received wonderful news that the screenplay for The Saxophonist was a 2nd prize finalist in the 1st annual Black Screenplays Matter Screenplay competition. The prize consists of $100 in cash and the script will be distributed to the organization’s database of agents and producers on both coasts who are looking for clients and material to produce. This will grant us greater exposure for the project.
Also don’t forget that The Saxophonist fundraiser event is happening at PIPS in Williamsburg, Brooklyn next Thursday, June 29 at 6pm. You can get tickets now at Eventbrite or pay the cover charge at the door. If you’re unable to attend, please spread the word about this important event as well as our Facebook page and official website. It means so much to us.
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THE SAXOPHONIST Fundraiser Promo & Memorabilia on Sale at AJ Epyx Wholesale Store

Now you can gear up for the upcoming production of THE SAXOPHONIST by purchasing T-shirts, drinkware, posters, and other movie related merchandise at the AJ Epyx Wholesale Store at CafePress. Click the link below to see more items on sale today. More items to be added in the coming weeks!


As a reminder, I hope you can join us for our upcoming fundraiser event to support the upcoming production of THE SAXOPHONIST next Thursday, June 29 at 6pm at PIPS in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. RSVP by purchasing your tickets today at Eventbrite. Bring all your family and friends for a fun night with live music by the lead talent Beavin Lawrence and his multi-talented group, open bar, free food a special film and so much more. If you’re unable to attend, please spread the word around about this great event and visit our official website to find out how you can contribute to the film through our fiscal sponsor, the New York Foundation for the Arts.