Author Archives: dannyashkenasi

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.

L’AGE D’OR AWARDS

UPDATE 2/25/20 Received notification that L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival has nominated“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for their first annual Pigeon d’Or Award, in the following categories: Short Film Best Actor Film Score.   From their email: Warm … Continue reading

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GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

  The Global Film Festival Awards in Los Angeles just announced awards of Best Horror Short for “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” and a (runner-up) Honorable Mention Best Director award for me. They even released this slick announcement video: … Continue reading

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Isabel Allende’s Hosannas to the Quakers

  I am in the middle of reading Isabel Allende’s new book “A Long Petal of the Sea”, about refugees from the Spanish Civil War brought to Chile through the efforts of the poet Pablo Neruda. I came upon a … Continue reading

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MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS

    Just found out that I’ve been nominated for Best Director by the Maverick Movie Awards! Another laurel on the “Tell-Tale Heart” wall.   And while I’m here, since yesterday was Valentine’s Day…

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WSTL Awards

    Is there a big old awards show airing tonight? Oscar who?   Well, you may not think it’s the same, and, well you’d be right, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m very happy for “The Tell-Tale … Continue reading

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LAKE POWELL & RAINBOW BRIDGE

  A Day Trip on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge     Lake Powell is a manmade lake, created by the Glen Canyon Dam at the Arizona side and mostly snaking deep into Southern Utah, filling the canyons carved out … Continue reading

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The Dunedin Experience

    “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” at the Dunedin Film Festival Plus an interview and Q&A with yours truly   January 10, 2020, my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” played at the Dunedin Film Festival … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BANNER

    The London International Filmmaker Festival 2020 is screening my film “The Tell-Tale Heart –  a musicabre” on February 14th at 1pm.  The festival also nominated the film for four awards. I will be attending the festival.  Where I, … Continue reading

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TOP INDIE FILM AWARD

  The Top Indie Film Awards have given “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” an award for Best Music. It was also nominated for Best Director and Best Actor.        

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HORSESHOE BEND

  Horseshoe Bend is the dramatic loop the Colorado River cuts through the land just south of Lake Powell by Page, Arizona. Lake Powell was formed by the building of the Glen Canyon Dam 1955 – 1966, which in turn … Continue reading

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ANTELOPE CANYON – Scooped Out Swirls of Light and Rock

  After we visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we didn’t immediately drive down to the South Rim.  We first drove to Page, Arizona, on the shore of Lake Powell.  A Lake Powell boat ride booked for the … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT HORROR MOVIE AWARD

Email received 4:39 pm, January 15, 2020 From: Independent Horror Movie Awards To: me Congratulations, your film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” won Best Actor (Danny Ashkenasi) at the 2019 Independent Horror Movie Awards (Winter Edition)! It was also nominated for Best Short, Best … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE in MADRID & MONTANA

  “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will play in the 2nd Annual Amazing Shorts Film Festival, which takes place in Madrid, Spain, January 20-25, 2020. My 37 minute musical adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story, classified as … Continue reading

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NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS

  The New York Movie Awards have given “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” the award for Best Actor   and the runner up Honorable Mention Award for Original Score         Also, this just in: “The Tell-Tale … Continue reading

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Pierre Cardin at the Brooklyn Museum

  The Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is coming to a close today.  I went last Thursday, and found my shutterbug instincts whipped up until my cellphone needed recharging. Here are some of the images that … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE COUCH

  UPDATE 1/6/20: “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” won two awards from the Couch Film Festival:   Best Cast (That’s particularly sweet, since that includes my husband, Ed!) & Best Writer (I’d like to think the musical score falls … Continue reading

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