THE SAXOPHONIST Director Interview at Hang Onto Your Shorts FF

New Jersey’s Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival just released their filmmaker interviews today. This includes a one-on-one conversation with festival programmer Chris “CJ” Cullen and The Saxophonist writer/director Andre´Joseph. You can watch in the YouTube link where the interview starts at the 1:52:07 mark.

The Saxophonist will screen virtually this Saturday in the 7:05-8:26pm block (STREAM 2) where we are nominated for Best Long Short, Best Director, and Best Actor. You can watch all the films for free at hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com. You can also see the links on the Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter. The event will be live and you can also make comments to the filmmakers while things are happening.

THE SAXOPHONIST Goes Virtual for Hang on Your Shorts Film Festival

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.

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Latest Festival Acceptances & Nominations for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS

We had an amazing morning with some big announcements regarding AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS! First, our recently selected trailer at The Wild Bunch Film Festival has just been announced as a nominee for Best Film Trailer!  While we won’t be able to attend in person, those of you in the great state of Arizona can check out our trailer on the big screen Friday, Oct. 2nd in the 8:40pm block at the Willcox Historic Theater in Willcox, AZ. Awards to be announced Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:15pm. Purchase tickets at the link above.

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Our second big announcement is that the AGS original screenplay by Drew Henriksen has just been selected for competition at this year’s Urban Action Showcase International Action Film FestivalThis is the same festival where our award-winning feature VENDETTA GAMES won Best Urban Action Film three years ago! This year’s event happening Nov. 6-14 will be a virtual experience and you can find out more about it at the link above or on Facebook.

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THE SAXOPHONIST Accepted to the Downtown FilmFest

Our award-winning dramatic short film THE SAXOPHONIST will be screening again as part of Staten Island’s first annual Downtown FilmFest to be held June 11-14th. This will be a virtual screening event for all films and Q&A sessions. Best of all, the screenings are free ticket registration. We’ll have more information about the screening date and links soon. Congrats to our team! Also, don’t forget it will screen later this fall at the Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival in NJ.

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Happy Holidays from AJ Epyx Productions

We here at AJ Epyx Productions wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season. Also importantly, thank you for your ongoing support of our work this year. We’ve accomplished so much between festival screenings, award accolades, our toy podcast, and having our recent work get worldwide distribution to the masses. If 2019 was a big step forward, 2020 will be even more groundbreaking. Here’s just a few of our year’s highlights below:

 

As a friendly reminder, you can see our AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS trailer on the big screen this coming weekend at the Kwanzaa Film Festival. It will run all three days during the event and you can get tickets here: https://filmfreeway.com/KwanzaaFilmFestival

Lastly, 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!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Now Seeking Crew for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Feature Film

We are seeking talented cinematographers, costume designers, and production managers for our upcoming western feature film, AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, based on the award-winning screenplay by Drew Henriksen. The story follows 2 brothers of different races tracking down a cache of jewels stolen from their parents’ killers. The project is currently in pre-production for a late spring 2020 shoot in vintage locations set in Staten Island, NY; Long Island, NY; and New Milford, CT. We’re currently scheduling interviews with the potential crew to find the best candidates willing to take this journey with us. Please send your interest with your suggested rate, resume, and portfolio if available to ajepyx1@gmail.com.

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS (2020) – Teaser Trailer from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

 

The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast – An Interview with Hypno-Tronic Comics

Our latest interview episode of THE SILVER SCREEN ACTION FIGURE PODCAST is a one-on-one interview with Joy Ghiglotti, owner of Hypno-Tronic Comics located in Staten Island, NY. The store was listed as TimeOut NY’s Winner for best shop in Staten Island in 2016. We discuss how the business started alongside her late partner, Ed Varuolo, the importance of comic shops as small businesses for our communities, how old movies and TV shows have become new via action figures and collectibles, and so much more.

Hypno-Tronic Comics is located at 156 STUYVESANT PL., STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301. Find out more about the store at www.hypnotroniccomics.com. “Like” them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @hypnotronic and Instagram @hypnotroniccomics.

Follow us on our brand new Twitter @silverscreenaf1 and “Like” us on Facebook!

See more info about Andre´ Joseph’s films at ajepyxproductions.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx. Comment and make suggestions for future episodes here or to silverscreenafpodcast@gmail.com

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Teaser Trailer Accepted to Wavestock

We just got word today that the live-action American Gunslingers teaser trailer just got accepted into the 3rd Annual Wavestock Film Festival taking place on Saturday, October 12th at Flagship Brewery in Staten Island, NY! Doors are open at 1pm and tickets are only $5. Come out and support! The journey is still rolling on! https://www.facebook.com/sitewavecinema

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Also don’t forget the trailer is going to be shown as part of The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC. Our screening date has been announced for Saturday, Oct. 19th in the A-Block from 10:30am-12:30am. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at their website here. Their award ceremony takes places the following evening at 8:30pm.

VENDETTA GAMES Officially Selected to the Aphrodite Film Awards

More great news for Vendetta Games as we have been officially selected for the bi-monthly edition of the May-June 2019 Aphrodite Film Awards! The Aphrodite Film Awards (NYCAFA) is a monthly and annual competition based in New York City which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. We will find out in a matter of days if the film advances to finalist or winner status to be screened in NYC. Fingers crossed!

VENDETTA GAMES Theatrical Trailer from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, read our previous news item about our distribution announcement with ITN Distribution.