This is a cartoonized remix of the music video we produced for Milan Martin off his LP, MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. Get the album today at Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify.
Mimes, ballerinas, aliens, and spacemen! These are the latest behind the scenes pics from the production of Milan Lazistan’s next music video “Inspire Us” off his previous solo LP, MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. Huge special thanks to The Art Factory in Paterson, NJ, Dave Lee of the Academy of Broadcast Media, and Albert Albanese for making this happen for us. And a very special shout out to Emily Speed for doubling as Milan in the spacesuit! Stay tuned for more.
After a long hiatus, The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast returns for the first episode of 2021. This latest edition takes a detour into television with the 80s sci-fi classic V. Host Andre’ Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions looks at the prototypes for the abandoned LJN action figure line, the famous 12 inch doll, the recent Funko Pops, and so much more. There’s also an important announcement about the future of the podcast as well.
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DEAD OR ALIVE, YOU’RE COMING WITH US! Episode 5 of THE SILVER SCREEN ACTION FIGURE PODCAST looks back at America’s cyborg crime-fighter in ROBOCOP. Andre´ along with filmmaker Michael Schiavo reflect on the greatness of Paul Verhoven’s 1987 classic which spawn a cap-firing centric action figure line from Kenner as well as the various attempts by other companies to cash in on sequels, remakes, and TV adaptations.
00:48 – Robocop 1987
10:29 – The Animated Series
12:42 – Robocop and the Ultra Police
21:00 – ED-209/ED-260
24:00 – Hasbro’s C.O.P.S.
24:40 – Vehicles
26:50 – Prototypes
30:35 – Robocop 2
33:17 – Robocop 3 and Toy Island
37:29 – Robocop: The Series
43:00 – Robocop: Alpha Commando
49:21 – NECA’s Robocop
50:35 – Robocop 2014
54:20 – Recent Releases and Robocop Returns
58:01 – The Toys We Wish We Had as Kids and Wrap Up
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Intro music by Matthew Hackett
A new episode of The CineFiles spin-off series UNFINISHED BUSINESS with Jeff Gallashaw has been released! Shot and edited by co-host Andre´ Joseph, this episode focuses on “Movies With Witches” including Hocus Pocus, The Craft, The Believers, and many more.
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When I started production on my second feature film Dishonorable Vendetta back in 2009, I was determined to make the most success out of it than I had with my previous work. Film festivals had discouraged me with my first film Priceless because I agonized over spending hundreds of dollars on entry fees only to be turned down constantly with no refund. Though DV had a lot of help along the way to its completion, my producers and I felt we needed to go straight to distribution which turned out to be a mistake.
With nothing to lose once that company fell apart, we decided that festivals were the answer for DV. Only this time, I had enough success with my short films to take a big risk. The first official screening at Anthology Film Archives for NewFilmmakers NY last February was a very good turnout overall. But it would be a shot in the dark to take a chance on the Cinemax-sponsored Urban Action Showcase and Expo. To my delightful surprise, we were accepted!
The UASE event was founded by martial artist and filmmaker/actor Demetrius Angelo and it celebrates achievements in independent films in the action, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy genres. More importantly, this festival promotes minority filmmakers like myself who do action films. This year’s event was set to be jam packed with anniversary screenings of The Last Dragon, Mortal Kombat, and American Ninja as well as big name stars in the martial arts world. Since my short film Tempted had played at Garden State Film Festival, UASE would be the next truly legit festival that I would be attending.
The night before the event, my dad and I attended the VIP event at HBO’s headquarters in Manhattan. We took part in a panel about self-distribution through Vimeo on Demand which I found to be very informative. As some of you know, I already have a Vimeo channel with some of my films on sale now; however, I learned a lot about marketing strategies and new ways to reorganize my videos on the site. With the exception of getting interviewed on the red carpet, I didn’t network as much as I would the next day. But the biggest moment of the night for me personally was seeing the DV trailer play on the TV monitors in the VIP room. The fact that it was happening at HBO was a little dream come true.
The UASE screenings and expo took place the following morning at AMC theaters on 42nd St. My dad and I were surprised by the way in which the 4th floor of the theater was converted into a mini con filled with comic book artists, independent filmmakers, and celebrities. I got to meet Taimak aka Bruce Leroy from The Last Dragon and we chatted for a bit about potential sequels and the work that I’m doing now. No pictures were taken, but it was wasn’t the last time I would run into him that day. I also met Jose Hernandez Jr., was one of the stars of HBO’s Oz and also a mutual friend of Robert Clohessy who was in my first film. He actually mixed up my dad for another famous martial artist who fought Bruce Lee in the 60s!
As for the film screenings, some were really good and some left our heads scratching. Among the ones I liked included Super Debt (a superhero comedy short about a female superhero forced to sell her gear when she’s overdue on rent), a Mortal Kombat fan short with Scorpion against Noob Saibot, a Last Dragon fan made sequel, and a cute webisode pilot for a series called The Invaders which we thought had potential to go on Nickelodeon one day. The best screening of them all was a showing of The Last Dragon. People went nuts in the isles reciting lines, cheering the fights on, and even throwing high kicks out their seats! When it was over, Taimak and screenwriter Louis Venosta did a Q&A where I was able to ask some burning questions about the writing process on the movie.
At night, Dishonorable Vendetta would play at the end of the last film block. There was one problem: The time would overlap with the awards show as this was a one full day event. I figured between limited seating and the small chance of me winning anything that I was better off watching my movie again. My lead actor J.R. Carter and one of my supporting actors Zoiea showed up along with their guests. At first, the turnout was very small. But something interesting happened midway through the movie where more people started to come in. Of course they were waiting for the next movie to play. Either way, I was just happy to see fresh new eyes on the movie and I even thanked them on the way out.
The overall experience at UASE was very positive. I learned a lot about to help me along in my profession and got a lot of inspiration from the people that I met there, especially the founder Demetrius who took the chance to give me this opportunity to show my film. That experience would soon be punctuated by an email sent by Demetrius yesterday when I learned that DV had won an award for Best Firefight! A win like that is a big victory for the film overall.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The CineFiles are just in time to close out Halloween Month at This is Infamous with an all new podcast where we discuss our five favorite horror/thriller movies of the past five years! Our list plus latest film reviews on movies such as STEVE JOBS and BONE TOMAHAWK, news, and trailers! We also go in depth on the final STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer!
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New CineFiles podcast is up at This is Infamous as we continue Halloween Month with a discussion on zombie movies plus new reviews on THE INVISIBLE RAY, FORT TILDEN, POLTERGEIST, THE TURBO KID, THE VISIT and more as well as movie news! Listen over at This is Infamous, like and rate us on iTunes!
As a special appreciation to all of our fans and supporters of our film projects, we are offering a special promotion via Vimeo on Demand. From now until Oct. 19, you can rent or purchase any AJ Epyx Productions movie with a 10% discount using the promo code AJEPYX. Among our available titles include the following:
THE EVIL SOCIETY: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/36285
NIGHT STREAM: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/36280
AJ EPYX PRODUCTIONS’ PRICELESS: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/36289
Trailers for all 4 films are available in each link. With the exception of Tempted, these films are also available on DVD at Amazon.com for all the special features as well.
Thanks to Vimeo.com, you can now rent or purchase our most earliest sci-fi project THE EVIL SOCIETY and the award winning short drama NIGHT STREAM at their streaming service Vimeo on Demand! Both films can be rented for 1 week at the low price of $1.99 and purchasing allows you to not only stream but also download to your desktop. Any and all feedback is always appreciated. Expect more titles to appear in the coming months!
Find these titles at Vimeo on Demand NOW by clicking on the posters below: