P&P WFA Screenings Sunday & Thursday at the CINEMA VILLAGE

Impressions from the Winter Film Awards Opening Night Kick-Off Bash

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my short film musical adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe short story, will screen twice at the Winter Film Awards International Film Festival: Sunday, Feb 19 at 4:30pm (followed by a Q&A) and Thursday, Feb 23 at 2:45pm.

Last night I attended the festival’s opening night party. A long line of attendees waited to be let in at “Dom” at 22nd street and Park Ave South.

That’s me with festival executive director Steffanie Finn.

And that’s me with Joe Mauceri being upstaged by my Moscow Mule. Joe interviewed me about “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” for the festival.

Filmmakers were bid into the blue room for another quick interview.

I met with fellow filmmakers, like actor Laurence Lau and director Eliza Foss of “Consider the Sparrow”.

That’s Larry, Larry and Darryl… sorry, private joke, I mean Chris, Nick and Ian, with whom I discussed movie musicals at length, including a mutual love of “Cabaret”.

Steffanie with Ian, Chris and Nick.

The P&P poster is (barely) visible in the lower right corner:

Me with my festival swag bag.

The swag includes gaffers tape, an extremely useful item on a film set.

This may be useful after a long day of shooting.

Festival branded chapstick. My lip balm needs are taken care of for the foreseeable future!

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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