DISMISSAL TIME to Screen at Hamilton Arts Festival Short Film Series June 19

Before we make our Boston debut next month, our award-winning short film Dismissal Time will proudly be screening as one of 6 titles at the Hamilton Arts Festival Short Film Series! This live event will take place on Monday June 19th at 6 pm EST at the Fabian 8 Cinema located at:

301 Main Street

Paterson, NJ 07504

Tickets to the event can be purchased in person at the Fabian or in advance at Eventbrite:


DISMISSAL TIME Screening Date & Time Announced for NYTVFF

Our NYC premiere for Dismissal Time for the New York True Venture Film Festival has been announced for the following date:


Producers Club Theaters

358 West 44th Street

New York, New York 10036

Cast and crew from the film who are attending are welcome to attend the festival screening and Awards Ceremony FREE OF CHARGE. For everyone else, including family and friends, tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://filmfreeway.com/NYTVFF/tickets

Follow NYTVFF for more news and updates. We will keep you posted on the NewarkIFF schedule as soon as we get it!

DISMISSAL TIME: An Interview with Jay Pastelak (“Mr. Deacon”)

Introducing Jay Pastelak as “Mr. Mitchell Deacon”, the Guidance Counselor in DISMISSAL TIME.

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 will be premiering at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 6/8/22 @ 3pm in the SeraPhi Screening Room @ 941 N. Front Street. Get tickets & full schedule now at FilmFreeway under #PIFF listing.

Booker T. Gibson: A Teacher’s Journey

We produced this short documentary in 2013 about the extraordinary life of Booker T. Gibson. He was first African-American teacher at South Junior-Senior High School in Valley Stream where he taught music for three decades. This is an inspiring story about a talented piano player, Air Force veteran, and loving husband and father who overcame racial barriers to become one of the most beloved teachers in the Long Island community.

Mr. Gibson passed away on March 10 of this year at age 85. Myself and Reginald Brown who had introduced me to him dedicate this project in his memory. Special thank you to Ann Parry, Emily Schreiber, and the Gibson family for the photographs provided in the video.