Category Archives: Cinema Scope

For the love of movies, and not just the musicals

P&P – Day 2 – Blood on the Floor

On day two of the shoot for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” there was blood on the floor. My head got conked. A gash opened just below my hairline. And droplets of blood rained onto the floor … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SUBTITLES 1 – Brazilian Portuguese

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, my musical short film adaptation of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, was seen in over 80 film festivals all over the world. Most festivals, regardless of where in the world they took … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 1 – Home Invasion

It was our first day of shooting. I was nearly naked, in a too small bathtub of cooling water, being watched by a crew of a dozen or so people, most I’d met for the first time today. And this … Continue reading

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P&P – The Revealing of the Cake

Thank You to the Crew of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” addendum When I’d uploaded my original thank you post to the crew of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” I didn’t yet have the … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE at HALLOWEEN HORROR PICTURE SHOW

There’s another chance to see my musical short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” this Friday at a live film festival screening in Orlando, Florida. “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will be screening courtesy … Continue reading

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Danny Looks into the Lens

A Pit & Pendulum On-Set Tidbit We were shooting a moment where I am mostly in profile. So, before each take, Jason Chua, the cinematographer, would ask “Danny, could you look into the lens?” to get me to squarely face … Continue reading

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BEST ACTOR at the DENALI FILM FESTIVAL

Hi Danny!  We hope this finds you well! Congratulations! You won Best Actor in the 2020 Denali Film Festival! Please visit the laurel center for your winner laurel!  It was an honor to feature your work! Please be in touch … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE at DENALI

“THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE” plays at the DENALI FILM FESTIVAL July 15-18 streaming on-line Alaska’s Denali Film Festival (click here to go there) had accepted my short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a … Continue reading

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Thank You to the Crew of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

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P&P – Today the Hair Gets Shorn!

Today I cut my hair. All of it. Off. Beard too. I’ll be completely clean shaven and bald. This has been in the works for over a year. I got the closest hair cut of my life July 2019, and … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SKIPTOWN MUSICAL WINNER

Skiptown Playhouse Film Festival Awards “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” or an incredible delightful distinction vs an insignificant dialectic dilemma As Vincenzo CarubiaI, festival director of the Los Angeles based Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival, elaborates in announcing the … Continue reading

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P&P – And So It Begins

We have had two shooting days on “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“. And I already have enough material for maybe four production diary posts, including one that will be quite the doozy! But I probably won’t have … Continue reading

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Introducing the Pit and Pendulum Page

Next week we go into production for my Tell-Tale follow-up “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”. I hope to post some on-set diary entries; if I find time; we’ll see… Either way more news on my next short … Continue reading

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P&P – Intimations of the Horrors to Come

Next week “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, the follow up to my first musical Edgar Allan Poe short film adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, goes into production. So now is a good time to share … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE at the HORROR HOTEL

It’s quite the weekend for dismembered hearts beating under floorboards! From the UK to OHIO! If you are not in London tonight, where “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” is playing at the Romford Horror Independent Film Festival, but you … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale at Romford this Saturday

If you happen to be in or near London this weekend, you can see my award-winning short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation (deep breath) “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” this Saturday at 9:30pm (London time) in an actual … Continue reading

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