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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.

AUTUMNAL SPLENDOR in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Ed and I took some pretty pictures last Sunday in the the Brooklyn Botanic Garden…

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CONCEPT 2 REEL SCREENS TELL-TALE FOR FREE TODAY

The Concept 2 Reel Film Festival is screening “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” free of charge today. Watch my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation until midnight EST via this link. Scroll down to the Nov 6 collection of films … Continue reading

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FINGERS CROSSED

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FANtastic TELL-TALE

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” premieres Sunday 5pm via the FANtastic Horror Film Festival where it plays through Nov 29 The FANtastic Horror Film Festival is up and running this weekend. You can catch horror features and shorts through … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE RUSSIAN SYMPATHY

With tongue in cheek but sincere curiosity I asked whether the jury felt sorry for me… I knew already back in March that the Russian International Horror Film Festival was going to give my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE in SOUTH AFRICA

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” is playing in the South African Horrorfest film festival The Festival goes live today. You can watch Tell-Tale Oct 31 – Nov 13. Festival audiences can access virtual screenings from all around the world. … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE NYLIFF AWARDS

NYLIFF – NEW YORK LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL gives “THE TELL-TALE HEART – a musicabre” the BEST THRILLER – SHORT award as well as a SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Danny Ashkenasi

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TELL-TALE RUSSIAN HORROR INTRODUCTION

To Russia with Chills Today “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will play early evening at two festivals, not streaming via the internet but in front of physically assembled live audiences: the Russian International Horror Film Festival in Moscow, and … Continue reading

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NYSIFF FILM PANELS

The New York State International Film Festival held three different film panels over the course of its festival dates. I participated in all three. NYSIFF has posted all three panels on YouTube, so I can now share them here. If … Continue reading

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Mini Zen Garden

A year of miniature landscapes in sand and stone. Last Christmas’ favorite stocking stuffer gift was a Mini Zen Garden kit Ed got me. It came with a black sandbox, sand, five black mini stones, and a miniature wooden rake. … Continue reading

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FANtastic MUSIC

FANtastic Horror Film Festival has nominated “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” in the category “Best Music”. For more on this and San Diego’s local horror film festival overall, check out their Facebook Page. For more on “The Tell-Tale Heart … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE IN-PERSON FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

Physical (non-virtual) screenings in Long Island & Moscow UPDATE – 10/18 New York Long Island Film Festival nominates “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for 6 awards Best Thriller Short Best Score Short Best Cinematography Short Best Sound Short Best … Continue reading

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RIVETING AND REMARKABLE

Tell-Tale Review in The Art is Alive Magazine “What sounds like a recipe for disaster turns out to be an artistic delight.” The Art is Alive Magazine has published a review of my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a … Continue reading

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HEXEN in HOF

A New “Witches” Production Premieres Tonight in Bavaria The new production of “Hexen” (“Witches“), the two women musical I created with Peter Lund, that is premiering tonight in Theater Hof, in northern Bavaria, Germany, has at least two strong claims … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE FRIDAY THREESOME

New York State International Film Festival Presents “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” September 25 – October 9 This Friday, my musical adaptation of the the Edgar Allan Poe classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will start screening on-line … Continue reading

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The Awards Speech That Would Have Been

And the PIIF Best Actor winner is … not me. But hey, my acceptance video is cute, so let’s play it anyway! As you might remember… who am I kidding, why would you remember, but I won a Best Actor … Continue reading

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