The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, my musical short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, has been making the festival rounds since November 2019. And it’s still going strong, even though a one year to 18 month festival run is (so I’ve been told) the maximum one should expect for any short film and I have long ago stopped submitting it to festivals. But Covid 19 disrupted the 2020 festival season and in many ways has stretched it deep into 2021. Festivals postponed or cancelled, screened on-line, put on some version of in-person screenings or managed some combination of these options.

For me, long past the 18 month mark, it appears that the festival run for “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” is still ongoing, and just looking at June alone, very busy. Now there is another festival announcement to share. The Halloween Horror Picture Show will be screening Tell-Tale in August.

This will mark Tell-Tale’s third screening in Florida. And like its first Florida screening in Dunedin, back in January, 2020, before the pandemic shut-downs, it will be an in-person rather than virtual event. Interestingly, Dunedin is just a hop-skip away from Tampa, where The Halloween Horror Picture Show is located, so it might seem like a bit of a homecoming.

Except that this year The Halloween Horror Picture Show is not taking place in Tampa but will be part of Megacon Orlando August 12-15. Tell-Tale will screen Friday, August 13. Orlando is where Tell-Tale had enjoyed its second Florida film festival screening, albeit virtually, last August at the Orlando International Film Festival.

I expect I will be sharing more about Tell-Tale’s third Florida adventure when it takes place in August. For now, if you plan to be in Orlando then, keep an ear out for disemboweled hearts beating under floorboards. If they sound like cellos, they are courtesy of “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre”.

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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