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.
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.
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.
Written & Performed by
Milan Lazistan III
SMALL CHILD – EMMA SCHIAVO
PARENT – KIM SCHIAVO
DOG – MAGGIE
MAN FROM THRIFT STORE – MILAN LAZISTAN
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
ALBERT ALBANESE III
Special Thanks to Michael Schiavo
Shot on the Panasonic GH4
Edited on Adobe Premiere CC
Effects on Adobe After Effects CC
Sour Goat Productions, LLC
2019 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC
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!