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.

ARIZONA VISTAS

Continuing our August 2019 tour of the American West, after we left the grounds near the Petrified Forest Visitor Center, we drove on into the Petrified Forest National Park, a large national park in Eastern Arizona, with more petrified trees, … Continue reading

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TWO MORE TELL-TALE AWARDS

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” recently received two more awards from FESTIVAL ANGAELICA and the Spotlight Film Awards; and has been announced as an official selection at the LATVSFF & Fixion Film Festivals I’ll start with FESTIVAL ANGAELICA. As … Continue reading

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Shifting Light

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TELL-TALE at ANGAELICA

Watch Tell-Tale for Free at Festival Angaelica thru Dec 30 It’s a Tell-Tale holiday surprise! Thru December 30 you can watch my musical short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for free, … Continue reading

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PETRIFIED FOREST

If a tree falls in a forest 200 million years ago, can you hear it? Well, no, you probably will not hear it. But if the tree is carried away by flood waters, and quickly submerged in silt… … it … Continue reading

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THE ART IS ALIVE SESSIONS

A Tell-Tale Q&A and an Actor Panel This August I participated in several Zoom sessions with the Art is Alive Film Festival. I just received the recordings of two of them. First up is Art is Alive founder Cindy Mich … Continue reading

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METEOR CRATER

It’s been a while since I have shared another post from our 2019 Great American Southwest Tour. You wouldn’t want to miss out on Monument Valley, now would you? Well, we’ll get there, but we’re not there yet. There are … Continue reading

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A TOWN OF TWO LUCYS

In the village of Celoron, part of the town of Ellicott, on the western boundary of the city of Jamestown, in Chautauqua County, in the state of New York, United States, a statue was erected in honor of Lucille Ball, … Continue reading

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FREE TELL-TALE SCREENING SUNDAY

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will stream this Sunday, December 6, as part of the London International Motion Picture Awards free screenings of their nominated official selections on Films On Go TV. The L.I.M.P.A. will start showing films today. … Continue reading

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Back in the Studio

Some teasing glimpses into the next Poe Musicabre Pre-production efforts for the follow-up to my short film musical adaptation of ‘The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” are in full gear. This week I am in the studio laying down vocal … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST AWARDS

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” wins awards for Adaptation and Soundtrack (Short Film) from South African Horrorfest The charismatic South African Horrorfest hosts Paul and Sonya posted their awards announcement video on YouTube, including a list of all the … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SOFIE AWARD

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” wins a SOFIE Award The Short Film Awards, AKA the SOFIE Awards, were held last night. Here’s the YouTube video of the complete event: It was an elaborately produced virtual event full of filmmaker … Continue reading

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A Twice Told English Selection

It was a good day for “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” in England yesterday. On the heels of learning my musical Poe adaptation was made an official selection of the Lit Scares International Horror Festival of Harrogate, North Yorkshire … Continue reading

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CINS CHAT CORNER INTERVIEW

Friday, November 13th, I recorded an interview with Cindy Mich from Art is Alive, which she has now posted on her Blog Talk Radio webpage and YouTube (see below). We talked for nearly 90 minutes about my short film musical … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE on SOFIE TV

Another way you can see “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“: For free on SOFIE TV! SOFIE TV is run by The Short Film Awards AKA The SOFIE Awards. They are showing all nominated films between now and Monday in … Continue reading

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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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