» Michael J. Epstein

Michael works as Production Coordinator on Whitney Avalon’s “Waiting For That Dance” (Agent Carter Avengers Endgame Song) music video

Check out the ever-talented Whitney Avalon‘s latest music video for the Agent Carter Avengers Endgame Song, “Waiting For That Dance” I had the pleasure of helping out on crew on this video! We’ve worked with Whitney a few times before as well, … Read More

Paradise by the Primary Guidance, Navigation, And Control System Light (Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Lament) song release by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Fifty years ago, on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center beginning the uncertain journey to the surface of the moon. The mission was a great success and Neil Armstrong and … Read More

Sophia and Michael return to GenreBlast with Half-Cocked (Pat Healy Best Actor Nomination), Umbilicus Desidero (Best Micro-Short Nomination), The Dial Tone of Doom (Catherine Capozzi Best Score Nomination), and Re-Home (Izzy Lee Best Director Nomination)

We had an amazing time premiering Clickbait at GenreBlast 2018, doing panels at GenreBlast 2017, and winning Best Score for Blood of the Tribades at GenreBlast 2016! Now, we cannot be more excited to return in 2019 to defend Sophia’s … Read More

Tales from the Grave: The Dial Tone of Doom playing GenreBlast IV – Aug 29-Sept 1 – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA

The Dial Tone of Doom was made for the Tales From The Grave series (produced by Dustin Ferguson)! Festivals: GenreBlast IV – Aug 29-Sept 1 – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA (Nominated Best Score – Catherine Capozzi) Sanford International Film Festival – … Read More

Evil Stew’s “Planchette” featuring Sophia and Michael now available streaming on Amazon and YouTube! [short film won “Outstanding Original Song” and “Outstanding Sound Design” at the Boston Indie Mafia Wicked Film Challenge]

https://amzn.to/2XP3yHf   We are excited to announce that “Planchette” is an official selection of several new 2017 film festivals! Planchette Official Site   http://www.evilstew.com/blog/official-movie-poster-for-planchette/ http://www.evilstew.com/blog/limited-edition-planchette-t-shirts-now-available/ About the production: “Planchette” still Sophia and Michael took part in Evil Stew’s Wicked Film … Read More

Sophia and Michael collaborate with Without Your Head’s Neal Jones on short documentary, Umbilicus Desidero playing at GenreBlast IV Aug 29-Sept 1 Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, VA

Earlier this year, Neal Jones’ body was forever changed by a surgery. This 4-minute, satirical doc explores how Neal’s life has changed. Shot by Sophia and directed and edited by Michael, the film features family guest appearances by Neal’s mother, … Read More

Sophia is cinematographer and Michael is gaffer and production sound on Izzy Lee’s short film, Re-Home (Next Playing GenreBlast Aug 29 – Sept 1 – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, VA)

Synopsis: In the near future, the U.S.-Mexico border wall has been completed and the high cost of living has skyrocketed. As a result, loved ones are re-homed like pets. Upcoming Festivals: Fantasia – July 25, 2019 – Montreal, Canada GenreBlast … Read More

Sophia and Michael work on Glossary of Broken Dreams – out now!

GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS A film paved with good intentions Directed by Johannes GrenzfurthnerPlot Outline: Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The … Read More

Michael’s book: Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes: How to use Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding platforms to support your entrepreneurial and creative dreams

Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe can not only help you raise money to fund your idea or cause, they can also help you establish a community of enthusiastic supporters. This crowdfunding book … Read More

Michael edited Izzy Lee’s new weirdo existentialist film, The Obliteration of the Chickens – playing at The Boston Underground Film Festival

Synopsis: The universe does not care. The abyss is stupid. Narrated by author Bracken MacLeod, this Herzog-inspired fever dream uses 100% stock footage to reflect on the banality of existence. Written, directed & produced by Izzy Lee Narration by Bracken … Read More

Clickbait score soundtrack released February 1, 2019 on Plaza Mayor by Night Kisses featuring Catherine Capozzi, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola

Clickbait – Fanlink release info (null) Clickbait score by Night Kisses featuring Catherine Capozzi, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola Available 2/1 on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify – we have also created a Clickbait Spotify playlist that includes additional tracks feature in the … Read More

Sophia & Michael give an extensive interview about Clickbait to Nasty Neal of Without Your Head at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Sophia & Michael give an extensive interview about Clickbait to Nasty Neal of Without Your Head at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. More on our visit to Buffalo: http://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2018/10/clickbait-is-an-official-selection-of-the-buffalo-dreams-fantastic-film-festival-2018-nov-2-9-2018/   They also mention us in the episode recap at … Read More

Michael’s Stock Photo Model Adventures!

I’ve ended up as the subject of a stock photo a couple of times (one major one without signing a release, but probably not worth doing anything about it). For your amusement… https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickbennett1/2018/11/01/more-than-movember-the-critical-state-of-mens-mental-health/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1863920967&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainFB#52a898671def   https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/dec/02/how-movember-is-outgrowing-moustaches?fbclid=IwAR3iyiVsYJu2gUzpwKBmtTDhFU91xXlya56crXjQ6z6crKo5mB1JZo4CpDE https://matadornetwork.com/life/11-signs-born-raised-austin-texas/?fbclid=IwAR2pS-Z4ON4TkpVPXi2AcIZBDGfv6aqP49LEYpg7BCDhibTITGhWZ2fzaaY  

Blood of the Tribades is an official selection of the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019 – screens January 12, 2019

Blood of the Tribades is an official selection of the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019 – screens January 12, 2019! “…a love letter to offbeat lesbian vampire films that offers powerful discourse on self-identity, feminism, and the violence wrought from religious … Read More

Clickbait wins Outstanding Microbudget Feature at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Sophia wins Lois Weber Award; Michael wins Dedication to Excellence in Indie Filmmaking

We couldn’t be more excited to return to Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival with Clickbait this year! We had a great time 2 years screening Blood of the Tribades there! Clickbait took home a win for Outstanding Micro-budget Feature! We … Read More

Clickbait featured on In the Mouth of Dorkness podcast – interview with Sophia, Michael, Jeremy Long, and Tyler Sage

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-mouth-of-dorkness-podcast/id947664278?mt=2# https://www.podbean.com/site/EpisodeDownload/PB9A638CCZHKX We had the glorious pleasure of sitting down with “Indie Dork” immediately after the world premiere of Clickbait at GenreBlast! We got to talk about the movie, about Toot Strudels, and about how fun it was to be … Read More

Clickbait @ FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diego WON: Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar)

We had a really fun time attending FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego! Clickbait won Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar)! We were nominated for: Best Feature, Best Actress (Amanda Colby Stewart),  Best Supporting Actor (Seth Chatfield), Best Score (Night Kisses w/ Catherine … Read More

Sophia wins Les Femmes Du Genre wrestling belt award at GenreBlast! (and Sophia and Michael win “Nuclear Pens” for having multiple screenplays place as finalists)

Sophia was honored at GenreBlast Film Festival 2018 (where we also had Clickbait and Leopard premiere) with the wrestling belt for Les Femmes Du Genre! The Les Femmes award recognizes “an outstanding woman in genre filmmaking,” and during the awards, … Read More

Clickbait world premieres at GenreBlast, wins Best On-Screen Duo – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA – Sept 1 – 3:15 PM – Also was nominated for: Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Cinematography

The GenreBlast Film Festival 2018 film festival was a blast and we are extremely honored to be recognized for: Best On-Screen Duo (Amanda Colby Stewart & Brandi Aguilar) And in non-Clickbait categories: Les Femmes Du Genre (Sophia Cacciola) Nuclear Pen [multiple finalist screenplays] (Michael J. … Read More

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