UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Marlene Rhein

We have another special interview edition of Unfinished Business TELEVISION where hosts Jeff Gallashaw and André Joseph talk to people on the inside of the movie business. This episode highlights award-winning filmmaker and actress Marlene Rhein. Marlene is a writer, director, and actor known for The Big Shot-Caller (2008), My Parents Are Crazier Than Yours (2013), and The So-So You Don’t Know (2017). She directed 2Pac Shakur’s last video, “All About You” (1996), and Amy Winehouse’s “F-Me Pumps” (2004). She was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of their “Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Learn more about Marlene and her film work at her official website: https://www.marlenerhein.com/

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter @MrUniverse and @UnfinishedB1. Follow André on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

Member Spotlight: Dismissal Time

Writer/director André Joseph was recently featured in this month’s Member Spotlight for the website of Dismissal Time’s fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas to discuss the process of bringing the short film to life. Check it out! https://blog.fracturedatlas.org/member-spotlight-dismissal-time

Andre´ Joseph New Interview on It’s Just Us Radio Show 9/20/21

I returned to It’s Just Us Radio Show last night for my 2nd appearance on the show hosted by Charlene Bowden. We discussed the past successes of THE SAXOPHONIST and VENDETTA GAMES, life struggles as a creative during the pandemic, and getting deeply emotional about my approach to my next short film DISMISSAL TIME which starts shooting next month and is still fundraising. This full episode also features the legendary Keisha Knight Pulliam, best known as “Rudy” from The Cosby Show, and I’m proud to be sharing the same episode as her. You can listen to the show right now at the link below:

New Skillshare Class: SHORT FILM AND WEBISODE SCREENWRITING FOR BEGINNERS

From the maker of Skillshare’s NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS and THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS comes this brand new course for novice writers to put their ideas together into a short film or a web series: SHORT FILM AND WEBISODE SCREENWRITING FOR BEGINNERS hosted by award-winning filmmaker, Andre’ Joseph.

This class achieves the following:

– Writing screenplays for short films and web series formats.

– Class is for aspiring novice screenwriters who have that great idea that they want to make themselves or to pitch to producers, investors, networks, and executives.

– For short films, this class is useful in simplifying your story to the most crucial scenes and character development in a tight 3-act structure. For web series, you will be able to understand how to formulate story and character arcs that take place over the course of several episodes while keeping the audience engaged.

– Either Final Draft or CeltX are the most highly recommended materials for completing the Class Project where you get to write your short script or webisode pilot.

Enroll today: https://skl.sh/3sDKrjn

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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.

NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS has arrived!

Have you ever wanted to make movies, but you’ve always been intimidated by how to use a camera or worry about breaking your bank account? Andre´ Joseph, award-winning independent filmmaker from New York City and president of AJ Epyx Productions, will show how YOU can make your own professional first movie with the resources you have available. This 10-part class titled NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS on Skillshare takes you through the process from the script to post-production and everything in between. This will be followed by students producing a video with a 3-Act structure and conflict at 3-5 minutes max. The class is geared towards beginner film students and people interested in making movies but never picked up a camera before.

Skillshare is an online learning community with over thousands of tutorial classes on any topic you wish to study and make into a skillset. Sign up for the trial today, you’ll get access to this class and others and you won’t be charged anything for the first two months.

If you already have Skillshare and wish to take this class, APPLY TODAY!

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Interview with Screenwriter Drew Henriksen on Stage Screen & In Between with Helen

Check out this awesome interview with AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS’ multi-award-winning screenwriter Drew Henriksen on this episode of Stage Screen and In Between with Helen Proimos! They discuss and showcase the trailer to our film as well as Drew’s various screenplays and novels that have been honored at numerous festivals.

For anyone who is interested in seeing our American Gunslingers trailer play on the big screen next month, it 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.

The Cutting Room venue is at the following address:

The Cutting Room 44 East 32nd Street (btw Park & Madison Ave)
New York, New York
10016

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!

Download Andre´ Joseph Interview on It’s Just Us Radio

In case you missed my interview on It’s Just Us Radio last night, you can listen to the full episode at the following link: http://artistfirst.com/itsjustus.htm?fbclid=IwAR30Oa9lHljVMTC51h9JH7TwbLMgGtJ0K9cUBSq66kLyHhSoBgXSVUtUW_A