Cinematic Talk – Ep.03

Episode Rundown:

Reviews

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale

Godzilla Vs. Kong

Mortal Kombat

News

Captain America 4 announced

Adam Wingard directing Thundercats movie

Russell Crowe playing Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder

Oscar Thoughts

Robert Downey Jr. releases deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame

DC FanDome is Returning October 16, 2021

Rumors

Mark Hamill appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special?

Godzilla vs Kong sequel SON OF KONG in talks?

Michael B. Jordan to play black Superman?

Punisher to appear future Spiderman movie

Trailer

Dexter new season teaser Trailer

Equal Standard Trailer

Coming Soon

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Spin-off Movie (Figure pics released)

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André Joseph Featured in Article for Thrive Global

I had the honor and privilege of being asked to share my thoughts about the current events in our country by my friend, author, and nurse Elena Murzello for her article “Optimism from Oppression” on the website Thrive Global. As one of four people who took part in Elena’s piece, we tackle systematic racial injustice, our feelings about it, and our hopes for where things go from here. Read the full article here and follow Elena on social media @ElenaMurzello.

The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast – Editorial Special 2

This special editorial edition of THE SILVER SCREEN ACTION FIGURE PODCAST gives a sneak preview of what’s to come in future episodes this fall as well as the current direction of the podcast.

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Intro music by Matthew Hackett

Major Announcement Coming This Week

In the midst of all of our hard work and film festival screenings, we are excited to share some major news later this week that could potentially launch AJ Epyx Productions to a whole new level. Continue to follow all of our news and updates here on the official website and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo as well as Instagram.

As we mentioned yesterday, for those of you in the Las Vegas area, our animated trailer for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS will be screening as part of the Action on Film International Film Festival on Wednesday, July 31st at 8pm at the Brenden Theaters located inside the Palms Hotel & Casino. The trailer will be followed by the award-winning AJ Epyx short film, THE SAXOPHONIST! Get your tickets today right here!

Important Message About THE SAXOPHONIST Film Production

I want to take this time today to thank those of you who have supported us on this journey thus far as we are exactly 3 weeks away from the start of production on The Saxophonist. The cast (Beavin, Nadya, Michael, Ann, Zoiea, Ron’Netta, Jarrett, and Ronnie) and crew (Myself, Bill, Charlie, Joan, etc.) have devoted so much time working very hard in rehearsals and fundraising efforts to get this special short film off the ground. Even though we are getting closer to shooting, we are really just getting started on building the word of mouth.

For those of you who have been following our efforts and are still on the fence about donating to the production or sharing the links to potential contributors, let me explain why supporting this film will matter. Without your help, it will be extremely difficult to pay for specific location fees for the jazz club and ballet theater locations in Manhattan. It will also be difficult to have a sizable crew to ensure the professional quality that this movie cannot work without. Most importantly, we want the overall look and scope of the film to be as cinematic as possible while also providing a comfortable working environment that will ensure all actors and crew can do their absolute best work.

Then there’s the cultural relevance of the film. Jazz music is truly an American art form. The legends most associated with the genre were African-American musicians (i.e. Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, etc.) who pushed the music and broke new ground for the generations that came after their time. They also made music that was socially relevant in each decade. I personally look at the sensitive times that we are living in today with Black Lives Matter and what is reflected in our films and TV shows that often focus on the pain and struggle of being black in America. Some are well made and have serious impact on viewers while others tend to be exploitative. With The Saxophonist, I truly want to make this particular film special by depicting more positive representations of African-Americans characters that young people can look up to and relate to their real world struggles for success in the big city. I plan to present it not only at film festivals such as ABFF and Urbanworld, but also to schools for prospective students of the arts.

This is my seventh film project since earning my BA in Film: Media Production at Emerson College in 2006. Of any project I have ever worked on, this is the most personal story that I want to share to the world, honor my family as well as the legendary musicians who inspired me to write this script.

Whether you can contribute a significant amount or simply a dollar to support our production, all you have to do here is visit the SUPPORT section of The Saxophonist website to learn how to make your donation with a credit card or check. All donations are 100% fully tax deductible due to our fiscal support from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Please note that NYFA is not funding this project; however, their support allows us to raise funds using their tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3)-classified organization. If you want to donate directly now, visit the NYFA donation page link. We also have a Kickstarter campaign with 16 days left to raise half our budget if you are interested in obtaining rewards for your contribution.

Every little bit of support will be one step towards a great movie. I hope you can help us make this big dream of mine a reality. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Andre´ Joseph

Writer/Director of The Saxophonist

 

AJ Epyx News & Updates 11/16

We have plenty of news and updates about our current projects as we go forward into 2017:

  • VENDETTA GAMES is near the end of post-production with music and audio work still in progress. We’re looking to have a trailer out after the holidays or sooner.
  • We just started production work on an upcoming documentary about the changes in the dating world over the past 20-30 years.
  • Our next big short film project titled THE SAXOPHONIST was approved for Fiscal Sponsorship through the New York Foundation of the Arts this month. Production will be begin in the later part of 2017. Stay tuned for announcements regarding fundraising, casting, and more!

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thank You to All VENDETTA GAMES Contributors

Thank you to all of our supportive contributors (and those of you who just shared the link) to the VENDETTA GAMES Indiegogo campaign! While we didn’t meet the initial minimum goal we wanted, our campaign does not end here! We will continue to send updates on our progress as we will be holding a photo shoot with the cast next week as well as updates from the set this fall.

For anyone who wishes to still donate privately via PayPal or personal check, please contact Andre´ Joseph at ajepyx1@gmail.com. We are also seeking investment opportunities as well as sponsorship from small businesses and special organizations devoted to law enforcement.

“Perks” will begin to roll out in the coming weeks. We still need time for Brian Bicknell to finish the comic book artwork (which will be sent to $60+ contributors as a digital copy) and to have the posters, T-shirts, and casino chips manufactured. Please send your mailing info to the email address listed above in order to receive your gifts.

We still have a great movie to present to the world. We’re going to push forward now!

AJ Epyx News & Updates 8/5/15

There’s a new YouTube link where you can watch Andre´ Joseph’s interview from last week’s episode The Filmmakers Show with Jerry Parisi. See by clicking on the link below:

We’re in the home stretch of the VENDETTA GAMES Indiegogo campaign which will conclude this weekend. Whether or not we make the minimum goal, we are moving forward with the project as we started securing locations for jump starting production next month as well as an upcoming photo shoot with the cast. So please contribute to help us get this exciting movie on the big screen. Every little bit will help us!

We will have screening information for NIGHT STREAM at the Ocktober Film Festival within the next two weeks. But in the meantime if you’re in the D.C. area, tickets are still available for the World Music & Independent Film Festival screenings of AJ Epyx short films TEMPTED and THE DINNER which will take place Thursday, August 20 at 6pm in the National Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.! Purchase them at Eventbrite today!