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.

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

  “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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COLUMBUS CIRCLE HOLIDAY MARKET & Yuletide Music Quiz

  A Photo Stroll around New York City’s biggest Holiday Market, plus a little Yuletide Music Quiz*.   *answers tucked in the tags at the bottom of this post   Yuletide Song Quiz 1: What is the name of the … Continue reading

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CINEMA WORLD FEST & SPOTLIGHT AWARDS – LONDON IFF 2020 NOMINATIONS

  HAPPY HOLIDAY NEWS INDEED! I just found out that “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” won four Cinema Worldfest Film Awards: Best Musical – Acting – Costumes – Color Treatment Congratulations, Anthony Paul-Cavaretta and Austin Lepri!   Here are … Continue reading

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LONGWOOD GARDENS – SEASONALLY BEDECKED

  A Handsome Season’s Greetings in a Classic Botanic Conservatory   Longwood Gardens –  thousand acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania – was seasonally decked out for the holidays the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when Ed and … Continue reading

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IMPEACHMENT EVE, NYC

A Photo/Video Diary. On the Eve of the Impeachment Vote in the House of Representatives, hundreds of thousands across the country are rallying to demand the Criminal in Chief be impeached and removed. I joined the thousands that rallied in … Continue reading

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Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River at Sunset

  This is the Navajo Bridge crossing the Colorado River by Marble Canyon…     I didn’t take the two pictures above, nor the third below.  I found these to show you the most iconic perspectives, in bright daylight.  But … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FILM AWARDS and more

  “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” wins New York Film Awards, plus more awards from Crown Wood, CARE, Oniros and DIFF and the London Independent Film Awards too     The New York Film Awards announced today that “The … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE HORROR BOWL

  The Horror Bowl Movie Awards, independent horror, thriller and sci-fi movie awards, have given “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” the award for “Best Musical Horror Short”. Yes, I am now the proud recipient of a Horror Bowl!   … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM

  The Great American Southwest Adventure Continues!   Driving South from Brice Canyon, we made our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Northern Arizona just south of the Utah border.     Most people who visit … Continue reading

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Director’s Circle Tell-Tale Screening

  The Director’s Circle Festival Of Shorts, an online film festival, is screening “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” this week. For a small fee, $1.99, you can watch the musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, from now through December 7.  … Continue reading

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TOP SHORTS AWARD

  Just woke up to the news that Top Shorts Online Film Festival has given me their First Time Director Award for my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“. As you can tell from the thumbnail picture Top … Continue reading

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