We’re happy to announce that the BeBop Channel has launched earlier than expected and now you can see the award winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST as well as other jazz-oriented programs today! Visit https://www.beboptv.com.
You can also rent or purchase the film right now at Amazon Prime so you can stream it in full HD!
We will be working on a DVD & Blu-ray release in 2019 with special features including audio commentary. We’re also continuing our efforts with film festivals and public screenings as we speak.
Please enjoy and if you like the film, we encourage you to write a review on Amazon as well as our Facebook and IMDB pages!
As you have probably heard by now, our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST will be a part of the soon-to-be-launched BeBop Channel and will be made available on Saturday, December 1 via Amazon Prime. The BeBop Channel is the Premier FREE On Demand Channel for all things Jazz: Dynamic Scripted Dramas, Comedies, Movies and Lifestyle Programs about Dining, Travel and Fashion. You’ll be able to watch online and on your Smart TVs and phones. Visit the site today at https://www.beboptv.com/
Thank you to Blackjazznews.com for this great write up about our film’s award win at the NY Jazz Film Festival! Read more at the following link: http://blackjazznews.com/news-2018_NYJFF_Lives_Up_To_Its_Promise.html
Be sure to get your tickets now for our next big screening at the Newark International Film Festival happening on Saturday, September 8th at 8pm! Again our screening is at the Cityplex 12 Theater (360-394 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103) in the “S4: MUSIC & FILM SHORT BLOCK”. “Screenings Pass” is $25 and can be purchased here: http://newarkiff.com/ticket-packages
For AJ Epyx Productions, this was a very exciting week all around. First, we had the Action on Film/Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival in Las Vegas where VENDETTA GAMES was screened. Between the Las Vegas setting and the festival atmosphere, we had such a blast in meeting new filmmakers (as well as ANTONIO FARGAS of “Starsky and Hutch”) to network with and enjoyed many of the films we saw. The award shows are so much fun and full of class all around. Del and Theresa Weston make all fellow filmmakers feel welcomed and embraced to be part of the AOF family. Though we didn’t win any of the awards we were up for, we gained so much insight and inspiration coming out of this festival. We’re truly thankful for the recognition.
Next up was last night’s New York Jazz Film Festival Awards event held at the legendary Paris Blues in Harlem. We were honored to accept the “Best Film” award for THE SAXOPHONIST with yours truly and star Beavin Lawrence in attendance. This was a great night for live music and meeting the fellow filmmakers and honorees who are doing their part in keeping jazz alive. We highly recommend that you support their films as well as ours by visiting the NYJFF Facebook page where you can watch all the films between now through Friday. Special thank you to Gregory Royal for this wonderful opportunity to have our film shown worldwide and all of our supporters including our fiscal sponsor, the New York Foundation for the Arts.
One year ago, we were just at the start of production on this special project. Today, I am very excited to announce to you all that the New York Jazz Film Festival has voted us for their BEST FILM OF 2018!!!! This would not have been possible without everyone’s full effort to make this project the best it can be.
The 2018 NYJFF Award Presentation is set to be held at Paris Blues on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 8pm.
What to Expect: This is a very relaxed jazz/blues location with live music coming in at 9pm and which you are free to enjoy. The presentation, free to the public, will occur between 8pm and 9pm where filmmakers will be able to speak on their films and are able to perform during the hour. Non-alcoholic drinks and soul food will be served as part of the event and there is a cash bar for alcohol at the club. PHOTOGRAPHS will be done on the red carpet as well throughout the evening.
One note: Since all the movies are currently playing in full on NYJFF’s Facebook page
, they will only be showing clips from the film as part of the presentation.
Once again, congratulations to everyone all around!
The 2018 New York Jazz Film Festival is presenting all Official Selections, including THE SAXOPHONIST, free online at their Facebook page from July 20 thru August 31. See the trailer for the festival below and click this link to watch the full film! If you like what you see, please write up a review on our IMDB and Facebook pages!
The New York Jazz Film Festival will announce the award winners for each film on August 1. The Award Ceremony to be held in New York City on August 26, 2018 (Location TBA by August 1, 2018), This is a Red Carpet Event where clips of films will be shown for both Winners and certain Official Selections.