UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – DEF BY TEMPTATION (1990)

Unfinished Business takes a complete detour into the world of Troma as hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph deep dive into the bizarre Brooklyn-based cult thriller DEF BY TEMPTATION, the lone directorial release of James Bond III. Starring Cynthia Bond (no relation) as a sultry demon and featuring a plethora of Spike Lee alumni such as Kadeem Hardison, the late Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson, as well as R&B stars of the day making cameos including Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, and Najee! Why are we fascinated with it? Watch now and find out!

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.

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New Projects from AJ Epyx Productions in 2021

After such a chaotic year with all productions at a standstill, we are now going to announce some new projects that we at AJ Epyx Productions are taking on in the coming new year:

CALCULATED EGOS

A web series crime drama about a power struggle between two families.

CALCULATED EGOS follows a struggling Brooklyn warehouse worker named Melvin Mac, Jr. who is offered an important job opportunity by reputed Italian mob boss, Don Cesare Pachino. The wealth that the job provides for Mac’s wife and son also makes him a target for enemies working in the shadows. This results in a series of tragic events that will change both the Mac and Pachino family lives forever. The web series will be a 10-episode arc spanning three generations from the mid-1970s to the present day. We are proud to bring to life this gripping new project from award-winning film director, Andrè Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions, writer/producers Christopher Stewart and Minoj of Source Life Entertainment, and associate producer Sonia Ruiz. If you have any questions or comments, please check out our official website. Follow on Instagram @calculatedegos

See our pitch video interview below:

THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS

Congratulations! You have succeeded through the tedious task of making your first film. Now what do you do? How do you get your movie seen in front of an audience? The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass will take you through the variety of options you have to release your movie, how to expand your reach through marketing, and how you can potentially make a profit in the process. The host is award-winning NYC filmmaker Andre Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions and director of the indie thriller VENDETTA GAMES now available on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and on DVD at most available retailers.

This class will be coming to the virtual learning website Skillshare in a matter of weeks. You can check out our previous class NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS right now at the following link: https://t.co/4YJ8B3DIPP?amp=1

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS

We are still moving forward with this long in development epic western that we originally planned to film this year. As of now, we have 20 days left to raise startup funds on Kickstarter. Any little bit will help. But just as importantly, if you can please share the link, it gets us a long way. Lets make it happen! http://kck.st/33QWGQ7

Announcing CALCULATED EGOS Webseries Pilot Casting

This is a casting notice for the pilot to Source Life Entertainment and AJ Epyx Productions’ crime drama web series “Calculated Egos”. The story follows the father of a struggling black family in the early 1990s who takes an accounting job with the Italian mob only to discover that he’s in over his head. This pilot will be used to springboard future episodes in this multigenerational storyline. All interested inquiries can send their headshot, resume, and get more info by submitting to the casting call on Backstage. Please note your availability for the listed pre-production dates and timeframe between April-May 2020.

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Screening Date & Time Announced for VENDETTA GAMES at Austin Action Fest

For those of you in the Austin area, our award-winning crime thriller VENDETTA GAMES will be screening as part of the Austin Action Fest next month. Our film will play on Sunday, December 8th in Block 6 at 1:30pm. All screenings will be held at the Austin School of Film (2200 Tillery St., Austin, TX 78723) and our block will be followed by the awards ceremony. For tickets, they can be found on FilmFreeway. We hope you guys can make it and we will have some news coming very soon about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release!

 

THE DINNER on Vimeo

A group of friends in the upscale suburbs of Washington D.C. encounter backstabbing, betrayal, and cowardly lies over the course of a friendly dinner party.

*2015 World Music & Independent Film Festival Award Winner for “Best Actress in a Short Film/DMV” – Catie Carlton.

Starring Catie Carlton, Andrew Agner-Nichols, Danny Dobyns, Adrian Fernandez, Honey St. Dennis, and Rebecca Schall.

Executive Produced, Written, and Directed by Anna Snead & Andre´ Joseph
Produced by Lauren Horvath
Cinematography & Editing by Andre´ Joseph
Music by Matthew Hackett

2015 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC and Crazy Daisy Films

THE DINNER (2015) from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.

 

Sean Buttimer’s SMOKE SCREEN Now Available at Amazon

Writer/director Sean Buttimer’s thriller SMOKE SCREEN is finally now on sale to stream at Amazon Video and also to purchase the DVD today. It was an official selection of New Filmmakers NY Fall Series last year and most recently the Winter Film Awards. The film stars Aesha Waks from our previous hits PRICELESS and NIGHT STREAM and also features Andre´ Joseph in a supporting role. Thank you again Sean for this great opportunity to be part of your film.

Sean Buttimer’s SMOKE SCREEN at NewFilmmakers NY Fall Series

Tonight was a great night to see Sean Buttimer’s film SMOKE SCREEN where I co-starred opposite Sean and the lovely Aesha Waks at NewFilmmakers NY Fall Series! A very worthy movie to check out in the near future if you haven’t seen it yet. Sean as well as Aesha’s song “Honey” are also featured in VENDETTA GAMES which premieres 9 days from now on November 11 at the Urban Action Showcase & Expo in NYC! Order your pass today by going to http://www.urbanactionshowcase.com/event-passes.html

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VENDETTA GAMES Theatrical Trailer and New Website Released

The trailer and new website for the upcoming crime thriller VENDETTA GAMES has gone live! This is the long awaited sequel to the award winning DISHONORABLE VENDETTA. The story continues to follow the complicated careers and personal lives of DEA agents Keith Miller and Jason Stokes. They get assigned to protect a casino tycoon’s troubled son after his girlfriend is murdered by Colombian drug dealers. But when the assignment goes tragically wrong, their boss Agent Marks takes the blame and gets suspended. Now to get justice and save their boss’ job, Miller and Stokes go undercover as security for the tycoon’s casino where they uncover ties between the deadly drug dealers and an illegal narcotics operation led by the head of casino security.

To see the full trailer, visit https://vendettagamesmovie.wixsite.com/home

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Sean Buttimer’s SMOKE SCREEN Trailer & Premiere

The trailer for writer/director Sean Buttimer’s upcoming thriller SMOKE SCREEN has finally been unveiled today. The film stars Aesha Waks from our previous hits PRICELESS and NIGHT STREAM and also features Andre´ Joseph in a supporting role. The film is set to premiere at Anthology Film Archives on Friday, June 30 at 8:30pm. Find out more info at their official website.

DISHONORABLE VENDETTA Accepted into the Iron DragonTV Action Fest

I’m happy to announce that our award winning hit from the 2015 Urban Action Showcase DISHONORABLE VENDETTA has been accepted into the first annual Iron DragonTV Action Fest! It’s an international film festival devoted to the multiple facets of action cinema. Screenings will take place August 11-12th at the Flix Brewhouse Round Rock in Austin, Texas. We’ll have more information about specific screening times and how to get tickets.

Congrats once again to the cast and crew!

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