“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”


Best International Short


Best Soundtrack

at the

Annual Robinson Film Awards

in Naples, Italy

Robinson Film Award winners gathering on stage at the end of the festival

Tuesday, April 11 the Robinson Film Awards presented the best of their bimonthly awards season (“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation had won Best international Short and Best Experimental Short and Best Soundtrack during their December awards). Short films and feature length films were shown all day, interspersed with live performances.

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was scheduled for 14:00 (2pm).

I attended with co-producer, co-actor (and husband) Edward Elder.

Here we are with John Vamvas and Olga Montes, who would later win Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Feature for their movie “Scarpedicemente”.

The festival commandeered one of the theaters in the Cinema Multisale Eliseo, which normally shows your typical movie fair. (I got a kick out of “Cocainorso”, the one word Italian translation of “Cocaine Bear”.)

Ed and I took our seats early. It would be an all day affair.

Actors and singers performed monologues and chansons in between screenings of films.

P&P went over very well. Here I am receiving one of its two awards from Raffaele Canneva, the president of a local society called “Medical Care Onlus”, which works with social issues related to the field of medicine (my version of Poe’s story focuses on the effects of depression, which may explain this special distinction).

That’s me with festival director Jean-Luc Servino.

While the festival concluded the other Eliseo theater let i Bambini di Napoli out of the Hollywood Blockbuster currently sweeping the world…

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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