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.

P&P CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARD

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” received the Outstanding Achievement Award for its Original Film Score from the Cult Critic Movie Awards

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ELDERBERRY BLOSSOMS

with a real life Elder in the background…. See him? There he is!

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BROOKLYN PRIDE 2022

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P&P HOLLYWOOD GOLD AWARDS

Hollywood Gold Awards bestowed the Silver Award for Horror to “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” as well as an Honorable Mention for its Original Score

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FROM BHUTAN WITH JOY for P&P

Short Film – Actor – Soundtrack Druk International Film Festival honors “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“ As far as I know, the Druk International Film Festival is the only film festival from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. … Continue reading

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P&P’s STARDUST BEST ACTOR AWARD

Stardust Films and Screenplay Festival gave me the Best Actor Award for my performance in my short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“ UPDATE 6/5 CUCKOO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ALSO HONORS “THE … Continue reading

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P&P’s GOTHAMITE and ART FILM AWARDS

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won three awards from Gothamite Monthly Film Awards: Best Horror Short Best Original Score Best Visual Effects Additionally Art Film Awards singled out the film’s Sound Design

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P&P VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST AWARD

Virgin Spring Cinefest gives “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” the Outstanding Achievement Award for Short Film

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P&P KOLKATA SCREENING

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” will screen May 27, 7pm IST as part of the International Short Film Festival 2022 in the Satyajit Ray Auditorium in Kolkata, India

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P&P URUVATTI HONORS

The Uruvatti International Film Festival gives “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” awards for Best Horror Short Film and Best Original Score / Short Film UPDATE (6/1/22): The certificates have arrived:

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3 GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS FOR P&P

Golden Horse International Film Festival gives three awards to “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” Best Experimental Short Film Best Actor Best Original Score

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P&P LUIS BUNUEL AWARDS

“The Pit and and Pendulum – a musicabre” received 2 Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards from L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF). CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabreDirected by Danny Ashkenasi United States Best Film … Continue reading

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P&P NEW YORK MOVIE AWARD

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won the Silver Award for Horror from the New York Movie Awards

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P&P KING’S CROSS AWARD

HI Danny, I am pleased to inform you that “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was voted Best Horror Short in our May Competition.  It has also been nominated for Best Horror Short in our main awards ceremony … Continue reading

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS 2022

Last Saturday I returned to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms in its famous esplanade in peek bloom. Took a lot of photos again, of course, as I have before (and before and before), but this time … Continue reading

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PIT & PENDULUM in the EAST VILLAGE

UPDATE 5/13/22 “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won the award for Music Performance at the Transparent Film Festival UPDATE (5/5/22) “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” is nominated for Best Actor & Best Music Performance … Continue reading

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