Category Archives: Cinema Scope

For the love of movies, and not just the musicals

TELL-TALE TRAILER

It’s here! The trailer for “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre”!     A big thank you to Stolis Hadjicharamboulas, Tell-Tale‘s editor, for putting that together with me. Hope you enjoy it! Meanwhile, several more festivals have made us one … Continue reading

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L’AGE D’OR AWARDS

  The L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival has given “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” three awards in October’s edition of their monthly selections.     “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” is a “Best Actor” award winner, and achieved … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale Director Award

I received a directing award from the So You Think You Can Act competition. It feels a bit odd typing that, but it’s true; So You Think You Can Act recently added a directing category to their competition, and I … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE MERIT

  Some more good early news for my film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“.   The IndieFEST Awards have given it two Awards of Merit:   Award of Merit: Actor: Leading (Danny Ashkenasi as Narrator) Award of Merit: Film … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BEST ACTOR AWARD

Fun news! I was awarded a Gold Award for Best Actor in a Horror by the Best Actor Awards, a film festival based in Italy that awards acting awards every two months.     I submitted my performance in “The … Continue reading

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An International Smorgasbord of QUEER CINEMA for 2019/2020

  Last weekend I dove into NewFest 2019, New York City’s LGBTQ Film Festival, enjoying 18 screenings over 5 days.  Overall I did well, truly disliking only one of the 15 features and 26 shorts I saw. Here are my … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE DELAY

  It was June.  I was looking forward to finishing my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, based on my musical adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story.     I was feeling good.  Post production was coming … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE RINGTONE

Dial M for Macabre   Todd Maki, the sound engineer on our short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” surprised me this morning with an email with no subject heading and merely “just for fun” written in the body … Continue reading

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The Sound of Recovery Music

Not your childhood van Trapps…   The same friend who treated us to the SCA benefit performance “Snow White and the Seven Hos” invited us to see that show’s impresario Michael Roth’s latest romp “The Sound of Recovery Music”.  Once … Continue reading

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WALLPAPER FROM HELL – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #5

Spoiler alert! This post may give away some Tell-Tale movie musicabre design secrets!   Why suddenly a spoiler alert?  I have been blabbing about the main plot points of “The Tell-Tale Heart – a  musicabre” in several posts already, why … Continue reading

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PRIDE MONTH DAILY MOVIE PLAYLIST

And so the daily LGBTQ movie shout out commences: Call that blog post by its name here.   That Queer Movie blog post is its own country here.  

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The Belligerent Homophobe Who Ruined Rocketman For Us

  The three or four loud sneezes that erupted behind us during the 20 minutes of previews were a warning shot that all would not turn out alright for us during this screening of “Rocketman” in midtown Manhattan. But the … Continue reading

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450 DEGREES OF MORTAL TERROR – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #4

    Presently I heard a slight groan And I knew It was the groan of mortal terror It was not a groan of pain or of grief Oh no It was the low stifled sound That arises from the … Continue reading

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THE DAY I MURDERED MY HUSBAND – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #3

  Welcome back to the “Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” film shoot diary, and the day I murdered my husband.  Repeatedly.  Take after take after take.     Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” centers on a “very very dreadfully … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE PRATFALL – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #2

  One for the blooper reel, except…   It was one of the least difficult set-ups of the Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre shoot.  Just me coming down the stairs – a flash back to when the murderer, fresh from … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE PEEK INTO THE ON SET MONITOR – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #1

  Last week was production week for the short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“.  One day of set-up, 6 days of shooting, 9-10 hour days that by the weekend became 11-15 hour days.  Everyone worked very hard and … Continue reading

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