Screening Block for INSPIRE US Announced for Wavestock

If you are in Staten Island, NY and want to see Milan Lazistan’s INSPIRE US sci-fi music video on the big screen, it will be screening Saturday, October 15th in the 4:30pm block at Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, NY 10301). There will be NO COVER CHARGE this year! Come down and join us for fun!

DISMISSAL TIME, INSPIRE US, & ANGELINA Nominated for Multiple Awards at the 14th Annual WMIFF

Huge news to break today as we found out that our award-winning short film Dismissal Time along with the Milan Lazistan music videos “Inspire Us” and “Angelina” will be a part of the 14th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, D.C.! All 3 of our projects are nominated for multiple awards and the winners will be announced at the gala in April 2023. Nominations are as follows:

Best Actress in Short Film – Lisa Regina

Best Actor in Short Film – Oliver Feaster

Best Supporting Actor in Short Film – Jay Pastelak

Best Director in Short Film – Andre’ Joseph

Best Screenplay in Short Film – Andre’ Joseph

Best Original Song – “Night Skies” by Matt Hackett and the Puge

Additionally, “Inspire Us” has been nominated for “Best Experimental Film” while “Angelina” received nominations for “Best Music Video” and “Best Director”. The partial list can be found at https://www.wmiff.net/nominees. Congrats to our whole team on all 3 projects!

INSPIRE US Music Video Coming to Wavestock October 15th

Got the news this morning that our music video “Inspire Us” for Milan Lazistan’s album MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT was selected to screen at the Wavestock Film Festival in Staten Island, NY on October 15! It was absolutely some of the most fun we ever had working on a production. The event will take place at Flagship Brewery on 40 Minthorne Street. Stay tuned for more news about the screening time and block. Congrats to everyone!

Screening Times Announced for DISMISSAL TIME & ANGELINA at Newark International Film Festival

We have a jammed-packed weekend full of opportunities to see Dismissal Time as well as Milan Lazistan’s pandemic-themed music video “Angelina”. The Newark International Film Festival has announced its schedule with Dismissal Time playing the same day as the NYC premiere at the NY True Venture Film Festival. All the information you need is listed below with ticket links:

Dismissal Time
Newark IFF
Friday, September 9th @ 4pm
Cityplex 12 Theater, Screen 3 (Shorts Block)
360-394 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Tickets & Passes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-newark-international-film-festival-tickets-410066890107
*GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES ARE FREE!

New York True Venture Film Festival
Friday, September 9th @ 8pm
Producers Club Theaters & Bar (Theater II)
358 44th Street btw 8th & 9th Ave
Manhattan, NY
10036
Tickets & Passes: https://filmfreeway.com/NYTVFF/tickets

Angelina (Milan Lazistan Music Video)
Newark IFF
Saturday, September 10th @ 12:30pm
Cityplex 12 Theater, Screen 3
360-394 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Tickets & Passes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-newark-international-film-festival-tickets-410066890107
*GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES ARE FREE!

Hope to see you all at any of these events!

DISMISSAL TIME and ANGELINA Music Video Receive New Film Festival Acceptances

Another big news day for us at AJ Epyx Productions! First, our newly award-winning short film Dismissal Time has been accepted to screen at the first annual Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival in Wilmington, DE! Info is as follows:

The event kicks off at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 13th at The Delaware Art Museum and runs until 4:00 PM. Events include short film showings, meet and greet with local filmmakers, Q&A panel and an awards ceremony for selected films. 

The festival is free to the public, but due to limited space, registration is required. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend. Don’t miss the chance to experience the masterpieces created by local filmmakers.

Registration is required. Please go to https://delart.org/event/filmfestival/ or scan the QR code for more information and to register.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Additionally, Milan Lazistan’s pandemic-themed music video “Angelina” got accepted to screen at this year’s Newark International Film Festival! The event will take place September 7-11. More info to be announced about the screening date and time soon. Congrats to all!

Angelina (2021)

Matt Hackett & The Puge – “Night Skies” from DISMISSAL TIME Soundtrack

The official music video for “Night Skies” by Matt Hackett & The Puge from AJ Epyx Productions’ DISMISSAL TIME short film soundtrack.

“NIGHT SKIES”
Produced by Wolves Club Sorcery & Matt Hackett
Written & Performed by Matt Hackett & The Puge
Produced by Husayn Ruhe & Matt Hackett

Special Thanks to Josh Benitez (iPhone Camera Operator)
Filmed in New Orleans, LA

Learn more about DISMISSAL TIME: https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime

DISMISSAL TIME premieres at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival next Wednesday, June 8th @ 3pm in the SeraPhi Screening Room @ 941 N. Front Street. Get tickets & full schedule now at FilmFreeway under #PIFF listing.

Zoiea Ohizep “Thought it Was You” Music Video

“Thought it Was You”
Produced by Zoiea Ohizep, Bob Baldwin, and Dennis Johnson
Written and Performed by Zoiea Ohizep

Directed, Shot, and edited by
André Joseph

Video Concept by
André Joseph

Starring
Zoiea Ohizep
Lissette Cancel
and
Suaine Harris

Production Assistant
Chris Galassi

Special Thanks
Ashley & Clearson Martin
The Vino Theater (Brooklyn, NY)
Brooklyn Skyline Video by Sarowar Hussain from Pexels

Filmed on
Panasonic Lumix GH4 and iPhone 11

Shot on Location in
Stamford, CT and Brooklyn, NY

2022 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC
ajepyxproductions.com

SUPERMAN LOVER: A Music Video Parody

This is an experimental parody shot pre-pandemic to showcase our love for DC Comics and the Justice League. It is not intended to be taken seriously…. at all.

“SUPERMAN LOVER”

Directed by André Joseph

Concept by André Joseph & Michael Schiavo

Based on the song “Superman Lover” by Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson from the album “Ain’t That a Bitch”

CAST
SUPERMAN – Frank Santanastaso
BATMAN – Michael Schiavo
ROBIN – Gaspare Randazzo
WONDER WOMAN – Xandra Stegmaier
GREEN LANTERN – Albert Albanese
SUPERGIRL – Tori Smith

Production Assistant Chris Galassi

Visual Effects by Stormsvisual

Filmed on location in Staten Island, NY.

Footage from SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and LOIS & CLARK owned by Warner Bros.

Now Casting: “Thought it Was You” Music Video

Now Casting “Thought it Was You,” an R&B/jazz music video for singer/songwriter Zoiea Ohizep which was previously featured on Bob Baldwin’s album, Welcome to the Games. Synopsis: “Thought it Was You” is a music video about a club singer whose eyes are drawn to a woman in the audience who reminds him of a lost love.

Mystery Woman – Supporting, Female, 35-55.

Attractive and seductive-looking audience member. Has a mystery about herself that catches the singer’s attention during his performance. Loves wine drinking.a

Past Girlfriend – Supporting, Female, 30-45.

Full of life, bold, sexy, and playful. She’s the ex-girlfriend of the singer that is seen in flashbacks during romantic times in the past.

See the full breakdown and more info on how to submit at Backstage.