PRAGUE BEST ACTOR?

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO RECEIVING THIS AWARD

 

I received this email Sunday:

Dear DANNY ASHKENASI,

Congratulations! We are happy to announce that your film THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE was a WINNER in our Quarterly Festival’s latest edition in the following categories BEST ACTOR and is now automatically nominated for our Annual Competition.

WINNER Certificate is attached! Time to celebrate with the crew, cast, and friends.

 

Cheers,

Luma Oquendo – Festival Manager

PIIFF - Certificate of Achievement - 2qrt 2020 - JPEG. BEST ACTOR

 

Notice something about the certificate?

No?  Look again.

It took me a while to see it too…

They made the certificate out to Edward Elder.

But since he does, in addition to coproducing “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” play a part in the film, maybe they did mean him, not me?  Maybe it wasn’t a mistake?

Even though Edward’s role in the film is a small one, and the camera doesn’t even ever show his face.

I asked the festival in neutral terms whether the Best Actor award is intended for the lead performer of a film, because in our case that actor is, well, me.

They sent me a corrected certificate.  Sorry, Ed.

 

PIFF - Certificate of Achievement rev - 2qrt 2020 - JPEG. BEST ACTOR

 

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Luma Oquendo, Festival Manager & Mariano Cabaco, Program Director  – PIIFF

 

Found out two days later that “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” also received an honorable mention for Original Score:

 

PIIFF hon men

 

The Jury: Claudia Vašekova, actress; Mimi & Ben , art directors;

Steve Reverand, producer; Petar Mrjden, sound designer; Diego Fandos, screenwriter

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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