P&P CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARD

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

received the

Outstanding Achievement Award

for its

Original Film Score

from the

Cult Critic Movie Awards

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ELDERBERRY BLOSSOMS

with a real life Elder in the background….

See him?

There he is!

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BROOKLYN PRIDE 2022

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P&P HOLLYWOOD GOLD AWARDS

Hollywood Gold Awards

bestowed the

Silver Award for Horror

to

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

as well as an

Honorable Mention

for its

Original Score

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FROM BHUTAN WITH JOY for P&P

Short Film – Actor – Soundtrack

Druk International Film Festival honors

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

As far as I know, the Druk International Film Festival is the only film festival from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. That and their dragon logo (Ed loves dragons) imbues them with a little more sentimental interest in our minds. They also gave my first short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” an Audience Choice Award for short film two years ago, adding to the sentimental value.

This time around the Druk International Film Festival chose to give Tell-Tale’s follow up “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” three awards, for short film, actor, and soundtrack.

At one point Bhutan was declared the happiest country on Earth. It certainly has brought me joy.

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P&P’s STARDUST BEST ACTOR AWARD

Stardust Films and Screenplay Festival

gave me the

Best Actor Award

for my performance in

my short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

UPDATE 6/5

CUCKOO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

ALSO HONORS

“THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM – A MUSICABRE”

as “Winner” with an “Honorable Mention” and citing a “Best Horror Short Special Jury Awards”. Not sure which of these notices to favor when I list this on IMDb, but I am grateful regardless!

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P&P’s GOTHAMITE and ART FILM AWARDS

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

won three awards from

Gothamite Monthly Film Awards:

Best Horror Short

Best Original Score

Best Visual Effects

Additionally

Art Film Awards

singled out the film’s

Sound Design

Todd Maki created the sound design of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” with me.
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P&P VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST AWARD

Virgin Spring Cinefest

gives

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

the

Outstanding Achievement Award

for

Short Film

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P&P KOLKATA SCREENING

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

will screen May 27, 7pm IST

as part of the

International Short Film Festival 2022

in the Satyajit Ray Auditorium

in Kolkata, India

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P&P URUVATTI HONORS

The Uruvatti International Film Festival

gives

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

awards for

Best Horror Short Film

and

Best Original Score / Short Film

UPDATE (6/1/22): The certificates have arrived:

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3 GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS FOR P&P

Golden Horse International Film Festival

gives three awards to

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

Best Experimental Short Film

Best Actor

Best Original Score

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P&P LUIS BUNUEL AWARDS

The Pit and and Pendulum – a musicabre” received

2 Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards

from L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF).

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre
Directed by Danny Ashkenasi

United States

Best Film Score – Soundtrack

WINNER

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre
Scored by Danny Ashkenasi

United States

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P&P NEW YORK MOVIE AWARD

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

won the Silver Award for Horror

from the New York Movie Awards

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P&P KING’S CROSS AWARD

HI Danny,

I am pleased to inform you that “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was voted Best Horror Short in our May Competition. 

It has also been nominated for Best Horror Short in our main awards ceremony on the 25th Aug.

I’ll be back in touch nearer the festival with the full details. 

Laurels and certificate attached.

Kind Regards,

Ben Etchells

Event organiser

www.kingscrossfilmawards.com

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS 2022

Last Saturday I returned to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms in its famous esplanade in peek bloom. Took a lot of photos again, of course, as I have before (and before and before), but this time I think I took some of my best images of the cherry blossoms.

I hope you enjoy them too.

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PIT & PENDULUM in the EAST VILLAGE

UPDATE 5/13/22

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

won the award for Music Performance

at the Transparent Film Festival

UPDATE (5/5/22)

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

is nominated for

Best Actor & Best Music Performance Video

at the Transparent Film Festival

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

will screen May 12, 6pm

at Under St. Marks Theater in NYC’s East Village

as part of the Transparent Film Festival

The Transparent Film Festival has selected my short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” to play during its two day festival May 12 & 13. P&P will show on Thursday, May 12, at the 6pm screening along with other short films at Under St Marks Theater at 94 Saint Marks Place in the East Village, NYC. I’ll be there, eager to share my musical nightmare with you and answer any questions after the screening.

Update 5/5/22 – “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was nominated for Best Actor and Best Music Performance Video. The awards ceremony will be Friday, May 13, 8pm.

Get your tickets here. It’s a cozy little theater, i.e. seats are limited.

Update: There are no more tickets available on FilmFreeway.com. A limited number of tickets (originally to be made available at the door) are available on the Theater’s website at https://www.frigid.nyc/event/6897:132/

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