Northeast Film Festival Red Carpet Interview about UNINVITED

Newly released is our red carpet interview at the recent Northeast Film Festival where Milan Martin and I discussed the screening of our music video UNINVITED. Check out the music video itself on YouTube.

“Uninvited” Music Video Accepted to Northeast Film Festival

Another round of applause for our good friend Milan Lazistan for a new film festival acceptance to the video we produced for him, UNINVITED! It previously won “Most Creative Music Video” at WMIFF earlier this year. Now it will be part of the Teaneck-based event happening Sept. 9 through the 11. For more info on tickets, visit http://www.nefilmfestival.com/

“Get Involved” & “Uninvited” Music Videos Win Big at WMIFF

Congrats to Milan Lazistan for winning “Most Creative Music Video Award” for his song “Uninvited” this past weekend at the World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC! Not only did AJ Epyx Productions win with that song, but we also won for “Best Gospel Music Video” for the song “Get Involved” by Kym Swain! Thank you to Milan and Kym for allowing me the opportunity to direct for both of you and thanks to June Daguiso and WMIFF for recognizing us! See the full list of award winners here.

Special Message About Our Projects Light of COVID-19

I want to personally take this moment to update our followers with the status of some of our upcoming projects, specifically AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, in light of the current coronavirus crisis. After discussions with my team, we decided to postpone our original plan to begin production at the end of this spring and we may try to re-start the production either the end of the summer or early fall. There are so many moving parts to getting this film made and when you deal with horses, outdoor locations, child actors as well as some actors of a certain age, there’s some serious responsibility to maintaining a professional and safe production. We felt it was not worth the risk rushing into the production because of the uncertainty of this pandemic. This also might affect other projects we were planning for this coming season as well.

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We will keep the Seed & Spark campaign for the film active until it ends on April 23rd. I had initially thought about canceling it until we received our first contribution yesterday. I’m honestly not sure how successful we will be at this point because of the public paranoia this virus has created. But it always helps if you guys can please share the link to at least get us trending.
So what do we do for the time being? Well now there’s time to write new scripts and The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast will continue starting with a brand new episode to be released tomorrow. For those of you who plan to bunker down at home for the long haul:
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– You can watch our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST right now on Amazon Prime.
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– You can subscribe to our new Skillshare class, NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS.
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– You can watch our latest music video project UNINVITED right now on YouTube.

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– You can watch our past films like DISHONORABLE VENDETTA and more at our Vimeo on Demand site.
God willing we will get through this. For now, though, practice proper hygiene and DO NOT PANIC. Wherever you are, please be careful out there.
Best,
Andre´ Joseph
AJ Epyx Productions

UNINVITED Music Video Premiere

After a little girl’s favorite toy gets left behind, we see the heart of a dedicated childhood favorite come alive and venture off into a new world in pursuit of true love and happiness.

“UNINVITED”

Written & Performed by
Milan Lazistan III

Engineered by
Bill Mann

Cast
SMALL CHILD – EMMA SCHIAVO
PARENT – KIM SCHIAVO
DOG – MAGGIE
MAN FROM THRIFT STORE – MILAN LAZISTAN

Crew
DIRECTOR – ANDRE´ JOSEPH
PRODUCER – MILAN LAZISTAN
STORY AND CONCEPT – MILAN LAZISTAN & ANDRE´ JOSEPH
DP – ANDRE´ JOSEPH
MAKEUP – None
AD – ALBERT ALBANESE III
EDITOR – ANDRE´ JOSEPH

Puppeteers
MILAN LAZISTAN
ELLEN LAZISTAN
ALBERT ALBANESE III

Special Thanks to Michael Schiavo

Shot on the Panasonic GH4
Edited on Adobe Premiere CC
Effects on Adobe After Effects CC

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2019 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC

Listen to Milan’s tracks on
Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/milanandthesourgoat/
Facebook: facebook.com/MILAN.and.the.SOUR.GOAT
YouTube: youtube.com/user/milannj

AJ Epyx News and Updates Coming in February 2020

We have a couple of exciting releases for the month of February from AJ Epyx. Next Monday, we will be dropping UNINVITED, the new music video from Milan’s Music at Midnight album which takes us into the new world of puppetry and 3D effects. We will also make available NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS, a movie-making masterclass hosted by Andre´ Joseph which you can only find on the community learning website, Skillshare. There will be more updates about the progress of AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS plus a few other new project announcements along the way!