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Michael directs “Pride” segment for SINS World Premiere at Film Maudit 2.0 Nov 15 midnight – watch the trailer!

World Premiere! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Midnight: AVANT HORROR shorts Program https://highwaysperformance.org/event/film-maudit-2-0-avant-horror/ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 8.30pm: SURREAL REALITY shorts program 10:30pm: FLESH CITY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 6:45pm: HAPPY FACE 9:30pm: MOPE Midnight: AVANT HORROR shorts Program SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 12.15pm: DOLLHOUSE: … 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

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

Shawna Shea Film Festival 2019 includes: Half-Cocked, Re-Home, The Dial Tone of Doom, Umbilicus Desidero (Winner: Best Short Doc), and The Obliteration of the Chickens (Winner: Best Editing Short)

  Very excited that several of our films are playing the wonderful and important Shawna Shea Film Festival!!! GET TICKETS HERE Umbilicus Desidero – Thursday, Oct. 3 Starlite Gallery 129 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA – 7:30 PM (w/Reed Unbound: The … Read More

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

GenreBlast 2019 recap / Q&As with The Dial Tone of Doom (Catherine Capozzi Best Score WINNER), Half-Cocked (Pat Healy Best Actor Nomination), Umbilicus Desidero (Best Micro-Short Nomination), and Re-Home (Izzy Lee Best Director Nomination)

We had a great time at GenreBlast 2019! The Dial Tone of Doom’s Catherine Capozzi won the award for Best Score Short Film! There are Q&A recordings from both of our blocks – Re-Home/Half-Cocked/The Dial Tone of Doom – Umbilicus … Read More

Tales from the Grave: The Dial Tone of Doom – GenreBlast IV (Catherine Capozzi Best Score WINNER) – 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 (Winner Best Score Short Film – Catherine Capozzi) – video Q&A … 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 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: Shawna Shea Film Festival – Oct. 5, 2019 Starlite … 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

Clickbait wins “Best Feature” award at the Starburst International Film Festival – March 16, 2019

  We’re absolutely honored and blown away that we won Best Feature for Clickbait at the Starburst Magazine Starburst International Film Festival awards! @clickbaitmovie LOOK AT THESE CUTIES! Congratz guys on winning best feature at #StarburstFilmFest STARBURST Fantasy Awards 2019 👏 pic.twitter.com/oGydji3k4O — 👎 … 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

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

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