Category Archives: Musicabilia

All the other musicals of mine (the ones that aren’t “Speakeasy”)

P&P URUVATTI HONORS

The Uruvatti International Film Festival gives “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” awards for Best Horror Short Film and Best Original Score / Short Film

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3 GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS FOR P&P

Golden Horse International Film Festival gives three awards to “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” Best Experimental Short Film Best Actor Best Original Score

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P&P LUIS BUNUEL AWARDS

“The Pit and and Pendulum – a musicabre” received 2 Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards from L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF). CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabreDirected by Danny Ashkenasi United States Best Film … Continue reading

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P&P NEW YORK MOVIE AWARD

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won the Silver Award for Horror from the New York Movie Awards

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P&P KING’S CROSS AWARD

HI Danny, I am pleased to inform you that “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was voted Best Horror Short in our May Competition.  It has also been nominated for Best Horror Short in our main awards ceremony … Continue reading

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PIT & PENDULUM in the EAST VILLAGE

UPDATE 5/13/22 “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won the award for Music Performance at the Transparent Film Festival UPDATE (5/5/22) “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” is nominated for Best Actor & Best Music Performance … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 4 (& 5) – On the Rack

I already shared the above picture in a previous blog post about the colors of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, my short film adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe short story. You probably guessed then (and … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 4 – The Pit Beckons

I stared into the abyss, and the abyss stared back That is a paraphrase of a famous quote from Nietzsche, but doesn’t it read like something Poe might have written? Actually I hear this line in the voice of Werner … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE HEARTBEATS

In all this time writing about my first short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” I have kept one crucial secret: how are the famous tell-tale heartbeats rendered in this version? It must be … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 3 – Adventures with a Porta-Jib

While watching the trailer for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my musical short film adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story, you will see me as the protagonist in a dark space, viewed from above. While … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE MURDER IN RUSSIAN

Tell-Tale Subtitles #3 Welcome to the third and (so far) final installment of Tell-Tale Subtitles, where I share screenshots of my first short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” with subtitles added. The first … Continue reading

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Pit and Pendulum TRAILER

Hot off the editing bay: The Trailer for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”! “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my second short film musical adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe classic (say that clause three … Continue reading

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Mainstreet Musicals touts FEEDSTORE QUARTET

“Feedstore Quartet”, a musical created by Jack Hilton Cunningham and myself, has been selected by Mainstreet Musicals, a non-profit that “promotes development opportunities for new musicals throughout regional America”, as a Director’s Choice Award Winner. Jack and I met at … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 2 – The Destruction of the Cello

That’s a beautiful cello, don’t you think? A little worn at the edges perhaps, but to the composer who plays it, a poor fellow who lives in a garret in 17th century Spain, this instrument is his most prized possession, … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 2 – The Merchant’s House

In “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, my second short film musical adaptation of a classic gothic tale by Edgar Allan Poe, the protagonist is seen working at his desk in a garret apartment, while soldiers of the … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SUBTITLES 2 – Spanish

It’s time for another episode of Fun with Tell-Tale Subtitles! The first time I shared screenshots of my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” with Portuguese subtitles. Today Spanish gets its turn. These screenshots are … Continue reading

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