DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 5

This is Part 5 about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. This installment looks at the crew that was hard at work behind the scenes.

For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe.

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Nominated for “Best Trailer” at NYLIFF

Our trailer for American Gunslingers has now been nominated for “Best Trailer” at this year’s New York Long Island Film Festival! Award winners will be announced at the festival After-Party on Saturday, October 22nd.  

If you’re interested in attending, the screening date for the American Gunslingers trailer on the big screen at NYLIFF is scheduled for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 in BLOCK FIVE starting at 5:30pm. The venue is located at Lindenhurst Moose Lodge – 883 South Broadway, Lindenhurst, NY. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased right now at https://filmfreeway.com/NYLIFF/tickets. Hope to see you there!

Screening Block for INSPIRE US Announced for Wavestock

If you are in Staten Island, NY and want to see Milan Lazistan’s INSPIRE US sci-fi music video on the big screen, it will be screening Saturday, October 15th in the 4:30pm block at Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, NY 10301). There will be NO COVER CHARGE this year! Come down and join us for fun!

DISMISSAL TIME Nominated for “Best of Changefest Youth” Award

I’m pleased to announce that Dismissal Time is now a nominee for “Best of Changefest Youth” at the 2022 International Social Change Film Festival! The Changefest Film Festival will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on October 23 at Zucot Gallery. All winners will be announced before the event. We will keep you up to date if they will include our film in the live screening schedule or upcoming live events under the festival. Congrats again to our cast and crew. Also, a big special thanks to everyone who helped support or contribute to our film!

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 4

This is Part 4 about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. This installment looks at the casting process for the teacher and student roles.

For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe.

DISMISSAL TIME, INSPIRE US, & ANGELINA Nominated for Multiple Awards at the 14th Annual WMIFF

Huge news to break today as we found out that our award-winning short film Dismissal Time along with the Milan Lazistan music videos “Inspire Us” and “Angelina” will be a part of the 14th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, D.C.! All 3 of our projects are nominated for multiple awards and the winners will be announced at the gala in April 2023. Nominations are as follows:

Best Actress in Short Film – Lisa Regina

Best Actor in Short Film – Oliver Feaster

Best Supporting Actor in Short Film – Jay Pastelak

Best Director in Short Film – Andre’ Joseph

Best Screenplay in Short Film – Andre’ Joseph

Best Original Song – “Night Skies” by Matt Hackett and the Puge

Additionally, “Inspire Us” has been nominated for “Best Experimental Film” while “Angelina” received nominations for “Best Music Video” and “Best Director”. The partial list can be found at https://www.wmiff.net/nominees. Congrats to our whole team on all 3 projects!

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 3

This is Part 3 about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. Director André Joseph talks about making his vision into a practical reality through funding with Fractured Atlas as a fiscal sponsor and seeking locations in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.

For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Story of DISMISSAL TIME – Part 2

This is the second part about the making of AJ Epyx Productions’ short film, Dismissal Time. We discuss the writing process and the casting of the hero teacher in the story.

For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe.

DISMISSAL TIME Study Guide for Schools & Requesting Video Testimonials

We will have Part 2 of our epic behind-the-scenes doc on Dismissal Time out tomorrow. But we want to let you all know as part of our initiative to get Dismissal Time screened in classrooms, we have created a study guide for students and teachers to engage in discussion on the story themes and more. Download it from our website to learn more. Also, we’re still looking for video testimonials from people who saw the movie at festivals. Simply record on your phone and email to ajepyxdismissaltime@gmail.com.