Category Archives: Cinema Scope

For the love of movies, and not just the musicals

TELL-TALE SKIPTOWN NOMINATIONS

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been nominated for Short Narrative, Experimental Short and Best Actor in a Short at the Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival, presenting this June 24 – July 1 in Hollywood, CA. The Skiptown festival … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BACK IN NEW YORK

Breaking News: This June “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will play at the International New York Film Festival!!! (More info to come. Watch this website.) It’ll be a busy festival month of June for Tell-Tale. On June 5th, as … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE RETURNS TO LONDON

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” at the Romford Horror Independent Film Festival The last trip I took before the pandemic lock downs was to the London International Filmmaker Festival in February 2020. I am happy to report that my … Continue reading

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3 Seconds of HELL

An Advance Mini Audio Peek at “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” “If there’s a hell, this is the music.” That was my mother’s succinct critique of the score of my short film “The Pit and the Pendulum … Continue reading

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OPERA KIDS – the movie

“Opera Kids” is a documentary about the Creating Original Opera program that I had taught and also helped develop with my colleagues at the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department since 1990. It was directed by Max Sturm, who participated in … Continue reading

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“Show Me Your Range But Make It Hair”

That’s one of those memes or games circulating among actors in social media lately. “Show me your range” in photos, and one of its specializations “Show me your range but in hair”. And I thought, well I can do that. … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale Festival Tidbits

Some other Awards (Not) Making the News Lately Apropos of other much more momentous film awards news being announced, I thought I might update some Tell-Tale news on that front. The Hollywood Screenings Film Festival has honored “The Tell-Tale Heart … Continue reading

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A NIGHT AT THE MUSICABRE – the Art is Alive Magazine Article

Art is Alive Magazine’s Matrell Wood interviewed me a few weeks back and the article has just been published. It touches upon “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, its companion piece-in-the-works “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” as … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE JUMP CUTS

Jump Cuts Film Festival announces the following two awards for “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“: Aidey Pugh, director of the Jump Cuts Film Festival, sent me an email announcing that my “Fab musical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic … Continue reading

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MONUMENT VALLEY

Our final magnificent stop of the Great American West Tour Ed and I took the summer of 2019 was Monument Valley on Navajo land right at the border of southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona. Certainly saved one of the best … Continue reading

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AMERICAN FILMATIC ARTS AWARD(S?)

Maybe I should just say thank you and not ask awkward, pedantic questions? This past Friday I received this notification email regarding my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“: Dear Danny, CONGRATULATIONS! Your film submission has been chosen for … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE LA WEEKEND

Watch (and vote for) “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for Free this Weekend via the Los Angeles Television, Script and Film Festival This Saturday and Sunday, or more precisely from midnight EST Friday night through midnight PST Monday morning, … Continue reading

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The SOFIE Trophy

A big Fed Ex box got delivered today, and inside, carefully packaged, was our SOFIE Trophy, the award “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” won from The Short Film Awards last November. It’s rather big and has weight. And shines … 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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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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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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