Before the CW’s Riverdale, there was one live-action trip down Archie’s hometown in Universal’s adaptation of JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. Unfinished Business TELEVISION takes a DEEP DIVE into this misunderstood musical comedy with Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, and an up-and-coming Rosario Dawson leading the way. Was it meant for kids or to please teens? Was it the last of a bygone era known as the early 2000s? And who were the pop queens originally considered for Dawson’s role? Find out, comment, like, and SUBSCRIBE!
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: The BeBop Channel, home of the NY Jazz Film Festival where our short film THE SAXOPHONIST won Best Film in 2018, is holding a Viewers’ Choice Awards where all film currently available on The BeBop Channel app are eligible to win cash prizes up to $5000. There’s no doubt these funds will help us towards our next important film project. Between June 1st (Today) thru July 30th, YOU can help us win the big prize by simply watching THE SAXOPHONIST on The BeBop Channel website or app and then take the time to write a written review in the “Members Area” section.
The voting will be tabulated as follows: films will receive one “vote” per one “view” of their film. Should a fan take the time to write a review in the Member Area of our website, the film will receive 100 “votes” per written review. You just need to watch the film during the voting period to get counted!
The voting will be tabulated based upon the number of views and written reviews as follows:
Each Written Review (written in our Member Area) = 100 votes
For those of you who missed it, check out the virtual panel discussion from Staten Island’s Downtown Film Fest from this past summer when director Andre´ Joseph was interviewed by Kevyn Fairchild to discuss THE SAXOPHONIST alongside Emeka Mbadiwe who also screened his amazing film, JAMMED. The film will be virtually screening again FOR FREE this Saturday as part of the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival in the 7:05-8:26pm block (STREAM 2) where we are nominated for Best Long Short, Best Director, and Best Actor!
We are in the 7:05-8:26pm block (STREAM 2) for Sept. 12th as THE SAXOPHONIST screens as part of the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival! Award ceremony to follow at 9pm where we’re up for 3 nominations. Director interview coming soon. For more details, visit http://www.hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/
This year’s Hang on Your Shorts Film Festival where THE SAXOPHONIST is up for 3 awards will now be all virtual screenings this year. Main screenings will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 for main blocks and sets with what looks like a “live” awards show with special guests. Stay tuned for final details and scheduling.
Even in these difficult times, there’s always some kind of good news along the way. We can announce that our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST has been accepted to screen at the “Hang on to Your Shorts” Film Festival in central New Jersey! The festival is currently slotted to happen September 12th and 13th. For more info, visit their website at http://hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/. Congrats to our cast and crew!
The special edition Blu-ray copy of THE SAXOPHONIST is now available at Amazon for $14.99 with free shipping if you’re a Prime member! Lots of great features including audio commentary and extended scenes. Don’t forget you can also stream it online at The BeBop Channel as well as Amazon Prime. And if you like our film, please write us a review and rate it on the Amazon page! Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this special project!
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!
This was truly a blessed weekend for THE SAXOPHONIST. In addition to the “Best Director – Drama” win at the Brightside Film Festival, we have also received our latest award from the Jamaica International Faith Film Festival which was held last Saturday in Capitol City Kingston! The film was one of 6 films that earned a “Director’s Award” and we’re pleased to report that our turnout there was between 75-80 people in the audience who loved our film immensely. Our thanks to the beautiful people of Jamaica for this wonderful honor.
You can also now see the full award acceptance speech from the Brightside Film Festival:
After two amazing weeks featuring THE SAXOPHONIST at Emerson College, the Creative Arts Night with Moonlight Productions, our Staten Island community center events, yesterday’s Jamaica International Faith Film Fest, and today’s Brightside Film Fest with its wonderful audience reception, it is truly a blessing to be honored with a BEST DIRECTOR award for this truly blessed film. This goes to my brother for life Beavin Lawrence and my incredibly talented cast and crew who made this dream come true. I love you mom and dad and those important in my life today and beyond.