Author Archives: dannyashkenasi

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.

P&P’s PIGEON D’OR NOMINATION

The PIGEON D’OR AWARDS have nominated “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” for Best Film Score / Soundtrack The Pigeon D’or awards are the yearly culmination of the Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards, which last Spring awarded “The Pit … Continue reading

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P&P’s INTERNATIONAL FILM NOMINATION

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” has been nominated for Best International Film today! No, not by the Oscars, (yeah, right), although they announced their nominations too today, but by the Alibag Short Film Festival, who I guess … Continue reading

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P&P at TRIBOROUGH FILM FESTIVAL

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” plays January 28, 9pm at the Triborough Film Festival My short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” will screen Saturday, January 28 at 9pm … Continue reading

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NEW YORK CITY IO FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, is a 2nd Place Winner in the Horror Film category of the New York City IO Film Festival, sponsored by the Arete Living Arts … Continue reading

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WHITNEY MUSEUM TERRACE VIEWS

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P&P’s SPOTLIGHT GOLD AWARD

SPOTLIGHT FILM AWARDS gives “THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM – A MUSICABRE” the SPOTLIGHT GOLD AWARD Spotlight Film Awards just announced the winners of its 2022 awards. My musical short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, “The Pit and the Pendulum … Continue reading

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LIGHTSCAPE 22/23

LIGHTSCAPE, the outdoor light show experience at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden concludes this Sunday, January 8. Here are some of this year’s highlights in pics and vids. You can also catch the splendor from last year’s show here and here.

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P&P ROBINSON FILM AWARDS

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM – a musicabre is awarded BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK by the ROBINSON FILM AWARDS

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P&P SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST AWARDS

SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST gives THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM – a musicabre awards for BEST MALE LEAD and BEST SOUNDTRACK

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P&P ART IS ALIVE NOMINATIONS

ART IS ALIVE FILM FESTIVAL announced 4 nominations for THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM – A MUSICABRE Best Action/Adventure Short Film  Best Male Actor in a Short Film Best Director – Action/Adventure Short Film Best Cinematography – Action/Adventure Short Film … Continue reading

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OREGON ROSE GARDEN

The same day my cousin and I went to Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, to marvel at the Redwoods and pay our respects at the Holocaust Memorial, we also basked in the splendor of the International Test Rose Garden. Which … Continue reading

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OREGON HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

I visited the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in Portland last October. The photos don’t require further commentary.

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P&P on HORROR ISLAND

NEW UPDATE: 12/7/22 – The new time for the Horror Island Film Festival has been posted. December 31st. Looks to be the same location as before. It can now be part of your jet setting New Year’s Eve extravaganza: 31 … Continue reading

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A TOURIST ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

I woke up early, still on New York time, the Sunday morning of my Skiptown Film Festival visit in LA. The actors panel I was participating in was scheduled for 1pm, so I had time to play tourist on Hollywood … Continue reading

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“Thank you for making me enjoy a musical, in a special way.”

THE SPOOKY EMPIRE INTERVIEW Scott C. Biery from Guru Reviews interviewed me in conjunction with “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” screening at the Spooky Empire Film Festival in Orlando, where my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation won … Continue reading

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THE SKIPTOWN EXPERIENCE

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” wins awards for Best Musical Performance Best Original Score Best Production Design – Short at the Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival in Los Angeles The top picture is me sitting with the … Continue reading

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