I’m proud to say that WE WON BEST DIRECTOR – LONG SHORT for The Saxophonist last night! This honor would not be possible without the talented cast and crew who made this film something dear to my heart. Thank you to everyone at Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival and congrats to all the winning filmmakers and nominees! See the full video of the award ceremony at this link.
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.
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.
Big thanks to Kevyn Fairchild and the Downtown Film Fest for having The Saxophonist be part of their first annual event this past weekend! Also you must see Emeka Mbadiwe’s JAMMED when you get a chance! Such a perfect short film for our times!
If you live in the United Kingdom, the film is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video UK! Check it out and please write us a review.
Our virtual screening of THE SAXOPHONIST in Staten Island’s 1st Downtown Film Fest will take place next Thursday, June 11. Each of the film programs below will be available to screen anytime you’d like for the duration of the festival. Just make sure to order your ticket for each collection to get access. From 12:05am on June 11th you can begin watching, and you’ll have until 11:55pm on June 14th to finish. Make sure to join us each night of the festival for live, virtual Q&A’s with the filmmakers. Learn more + get tickets below. THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR EVERYONE!
Last year, Beavin Lawrence, the star of our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST, and I had started planning a video montage of the joy and pain of African-Americans to the tune of his track “Black Rage”. It was originally planned for screening at his live shows. However, we believe that in light of what’s happening on the streets and around the world, there was no better time to release it than now. Some of these images will be difficult to digest. But we hope you can see why black lives matter.
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!
We can now confirm that pre-orders are now open to order our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST on Blu-ray as it will be officially released on November 1 at Amazon! It will also be available on DVD at Amazon starting November 5! Special features will include the Original Trailer, Audio Commentary, Q&A Session from Premiere, “Sheryl’s Great Adore” Extended Clip, and the AJ Epyx Sizzle Reel. If you’re a jazz lover, this is a must-buy! Don’t forget, you can also stream the movie right now at Amazon Prime Video and The BeBop Channel!