UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Armand Mastroianni

We have another very special episode here on UNFINISHED BUSINESS to conclude our Halloween Month by interviewing Armand Mastroianni. Armand is the writer/director of the 1980 cult classic HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE which was the debut film of a little known actor named Tom Hanks. Hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions sit down with Armand to discuss this movie, his start in the business, subsequent films such as THE KILLING HOUR (aka THE CLAIRVOYANT), THE SUPERNATURALS, and his various works on television. We’re really excited about this one and very thankful to Armand for making the time to speak with us.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter at MrUniverse and Unfinsihedb1. Follow Andre’ on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

THE SAXOPHONIST Downtown Film Fest Virtual Panel

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!

ANNOUNCEMENT: AJ Epyx Productions’ PRICELESS is coming to Moore Television Network

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We have been waiting weeks to let the world know about this very special announcement and now we can give it to you: AJ Epyx Productions’ first feature film from 2008, PRICELESS, will be part of the Moore Television Network lineup in August!

For those unfamiliar with the film written and directed by Andre’, the story follows a womanizing jewel thief (Andre’ Joseph) who tries to reform his ways by reuniting with his former girlfriend-turned-single mother (Tasha Perri) while running from vicious mobsters. The film features Anthony Mangano from Green Book; Bernard “Pretty Purdie who is the world’s most recorded drummer best known for working with Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and countless other artists (Also has a huge following in Japan); A.J. Pero the late drummer of the 80s rock band Twisted Sister; Mohamed Dione who played Whoopi Goldberg’s son in a famous episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; Lisa Regina from The Sopranos; Robert Clohessy from  Boardwalk Empire and Blue Bloods; Brandon Hannan from The Sopranos; Aesha Waks from Gotham; Laneya Wiles from Gimme Shelter.

Moore Television Network is a digital network that offers an opportunity for everyone to have a voice. The network allows whoever wants to have a show on television to have one. The network is available on Roku, Amazon TV firestick, Smart TV and Android TV.

Priceless will be available starting August through the end of the year. Various merchandise and incentives will be available in the coming weeks. Until then, you can listen to this great radio interview with Andre’ about the film and his career on Spotlight with Moore hosted by Moore TV founder Dr. Cheri Moore and guest host THE VOICE OF KCMRADIO3.com:

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Watch THE SAXOPHONIST on Amazon Prime Video UK

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.

Q&A Session about THE SAXOPHONIST Tonight at 7pm

I will be taking part in a live Q&A session to discuss The Saxophonist as part of the Downtown Film Fest tonight at 7pm EST. Click link to view all the films and get your FREE ticket for this collection. https://watch.eventive.org/cinemaconnex/play/5ecdbf0eafeaaf003636dee4/5ecdc07f08faf400623bbb66

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THE SAXOPHONIST Screening Date for Downtown Film Fest June 11

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!

https://watch.eventive.org/cinemaconnex/play/5ecdbf0eafeaaf003636dee4/5ecdbcbbf193f0006e9c5b64

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THE SAXOPHONIST Accepted to the Downtown FilmFest

Our award-winning dramatic short film THE SAXOPHONIST will be screening again as part of Staten Island’s first annual Downtown FilmFest to be held June 11-14th. This will be a virtual screening event for all films and Q&A sessions. Best of all, the screenings are free ticket registration. We’ll have more information about the screening date and links soon. Congrats to our team! Also, don’t forget it will screen later this fall at the Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival in NJ.

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The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast – An Interview with Hypno-Tronic Comics

Our latest interview episode of THE SILVER SCREEN ACTION FIGURE PODCAST is a one-on-one interview with Joy Ghiglotti, owner of Hypno-Tronic Comics located in Staten Island, NY. The store was listed as TimeOut NY’s Winner for best shop in Staten Island in 2016. We discuss how the business started alongside her late partner, Ed Varuolo, the importance of comic shops as small businesses for our communities, how old movies and TV shows have become new via action figures and collectibles, and so much more.

Hypno-Tronic Comics is located at 156 STUYVESANT PL., STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301. Find out more about the store at www.hypnotroniccomics.com. “Like” them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @hypnotronic and Instagram @hypnotroniccomics.

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See more info about Andre´ Joseph’s films at ajepyxproductions.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx. Comment and make suggestions for future episodes here or to silverscreenafpodcast@gmail.com

Screening Time & Info for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Trailer at Wavestock

Our American Gunslingers trailer screening at Wavestock has been announced for the 2:30pm block for this coming Saturday, October 12! Doors will open at 1pm at Flagship Brewery in Staten Island, NY where the screenings will be held. There is only a $5 cover at the door for everyone. View the Facebook invite below.

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As an additional reminder, the tailer will also screen the following weekend at The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC Saturday, Oct. 19th in the A-Block from 10:30am-12:30am. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at their website link below. We’re currently up for “Best Trailer” for their awards gala taking place Sunday, Oct. 20th at 7pm. Please come out and support us! https://thecuttingroomnycisff.com/tickets/

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AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS Teaser Trailer Accepted to Wavestock

We just got word today that the live-action American Gunslingers teaser trailer just got accepted into the 3rd Annual Wavestock Film Festival taking place on Saturday, October 12th at Flagship Brewery in Staten Island, NY! Doors are open at 1pm and tickets are only $5. Come out and support! The journey is still rolling on! https://www.facebook.com/sitewavecinema

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Also don’t forget the trailer 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.