SANGRIA Accepted to Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Our music video for Milan’s “Sangria” track off the album MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT has just been accepted into this year’s Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Though the May festival dates are currently delayed due to the current crisis, we will keep everyone informed when it eventually happens.

 

UNINVITED Behind the Scenes

These are some of the pics of the highly ambitious UNINVITED music video shoot we did for Milan Lazistan’s album, MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. Between 2 days of shooting, puppeteering, and green screen studio work plus many long hours of creative animation went into this one. We really appreciate working with Milan as always. We also give thanks to Kim and Emma Schiavo for making this video extra special. Now UNINVITED makes its world premiere just in time for Valentine’s Day season.

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UNINVITED Music Video Premiere

After a little girl’s favorite toy gets left behind, we see the heart of a dedicated childhood favorite come alive and venture off into a new world in pursuit of true love and happiness.

“UNINVITED”

Written & Performed by
Milan Lazistan III

Engineered by
Bill Mann

Cast
SMALL CHILD – EMMA SCHIAVO
PARENT – KIM SCHIAVO
DOG – MAGGIE
MAN FROM THRIFT STORE – MILAN LAZISTAN

Crew
DIRECTOR – ANDRE´ JOSEPH
PRODUCER – MILAN LAZISTAN
STORY AND CONCEPT – MILAN LAZISTAN & ANDRE´ JOSEPH
DP – ANDRE´ JOSEPH
MAKEUP – None
AD – ALBERT ALBANESE III
EDITOR – ANDRE´ JOSEPH

Puppeteers
MILAN LAZISTAN
ELLEN LAZISTAN
ALBERT ALBANESE III

Special Thanks to Michael Schiavo

Shot on the Panasonic GH4
Edited on Adobe Premiere CC
Effects on Adobe After Effects CC

Sour Goat Productions, LLC
&
2019 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC

Listen to Milan’s tracks on
Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/milanandthesourgoat/
Facebook: facebook.com/MILAN.and.the.SOUR.GOAT
YouTube: youtube.com/user/milannj

AJ Epyx News and Updates Coming in February 2020

We have a couple of exciting releases for the month of February from AJ Epyx. Next Monday, we will be dropping UNINVITED, the new music video from Milan’s Music at Midnight album which takes us into the new world of puppetry and 3D effects. We will also make available NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS, a movie-making masterclass hosted by Andre´ Joseph which you can only find on the community learning website, Skillshare. There will be more updates about the progress of AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS plus a few other new project announcements along the way!

 

SANGRIA Music Video Premiere

“Sangria” – Milan from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

Premiering today: The official music video to the track “Sangria” from Milan’s solo album, Music at Midnight.

SANGRIA

Written & Performed by
Milan Lazistan III

Engineered by
Bill Mann

Directed by
Andre´ Joseph

Based on an Original Concept by
Milan Lazistan III
&
Andre´ Joseph

Cinematography & Editing by
Andre´ Joseph

First Assistant Director
Albert Albanese III

Sound Mixer
A.J. Spearman

Production Assistant
Brian Williams

Intern
Christian Galassi

CAST

“Shy Guy”
Mitchell Torres

“Latin Lady”
Yaritza Rigby

“Jock 1”
Shaune Sterling

“Jock 2”
Zakaria Tber

“Gypsy Bartender”
Tamara Therese

“Guitar Player”
Milan Lazistan III

“Trumpet Player”
Bruce Krywinski

“The Clubgoers”
Sarah Abdow
Rei Takase
Donna Murphy
Woodly Aurelus
Ellen Christy
Esau Hudson

Special Thanks to
Rhett Jahn
Casa Nova Italian Restaurant (Staten Island, NY)
Blue Cyclone Studios (Flemington, NJ)

Shot on the
Panasonic GH4 and Black Magic Cinema Pocket Camera

Sour Goat Productions, LLC
&
2019 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC

Listen to Milan’s tracks on
Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/milanandthesourgoat/
Facebook: facebook.com/MILAN.and.the.SOUR.GOAT
YouTube: youtube.com/user/milannj

MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT Awesome TV Interview at 2018 Golden Door International Film Festival

For anyone who missed it, this is our interview with Awesome TV from last year’s Golden Door International Film Festival where the music video for Milan Lazistan’s MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT had screened. We’re currently in post-production with the video of his next single SANGRIA and hope to return there with it soon! The interview begins at 23:50.

GDIFF2018 – Closing Night – Part1 from Awesome TV on Vimeo.

 

SANGRIA Music Video Behind The Scenes

We had so much fun yesterday shooting the new music video for Milan’s “Sangria” track from his LP, MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. We can’t wait to show you what we have with this one. Big thanks to our cast and crew as well as Casa Nova Italian Restaurant for allowing us the space to shoot in. Check out the behind the scenes pics of the set and stay tuned for more. Milan’s album can be purchased at the iTunes Store. Also, check out the first music video we did of the self-titled track.

NOW CASTING: Milan’s “Sangria” Music Video

Attention actors! We are now casting “Sangria”, the latest music video of award-winning New Jersey musician Milan of Milan and the Sour Goat off his solo album, MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. We previously produced the video for his self-titled track which has made various festivals including the Garden State Film Festival, Golden Door Film Festival, Wavestock, and various others.

This is a Latin/salsa-themed music video that calls for the following roles:

SHY GUY – Male, 20s. Introverted and highly sensitive. Dance background is a huge plus.

LATIN LADY – Hispanic female, 20s-40s. Incredibly attractive and her dancing is a whole other universe. Dance background is a must.
JOCK 1 – Male, 20s. College-bound athlete and clubgoer. Very shallow. Tattoos are a plus but not a requirement.
JOCK 2 – Male, 20s. College-bound athlete and clubgoer. Very shallow. Tattoos are a plus but not a requirement.

GYPSY BARTENDER – Hispanic female 30s-40s. Sexy but cool bartender. Sympathetic to the Shy Guy.

Production will take place at the Casa Nova Italian Restaurant in Staten Island, NY on Monday, July 15th at 1pm. For all serious inquiries to send headshots and resumes, please forward to ajepyx1@gmail.com.

MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT Screening Pics from PIFF

Here are pics from our most recent MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT screening at this year’s Philadelphia Independent Film Festival held at the Gershman Y on Broad Street. Big thanks to the staff and festival programmers for this opportunity and a huge congrats to all the filmmakers and animators!

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See the full music video on our Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/257569239