Category Archives: Musicabilia

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

TELL-TALE RUNNER UP

An Acting “Silver Medal” I’m happy to report that I won Runner Up Best Actor of Year 2020 from Flicks Film Festival for my performance in “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“. I’ve already posted about the Flicks Film Festival … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE over TIMES SQUARE

The Tell-Tale Poster Shines on a Big Billboard over Broadway Last night Ed and I travelled to Times Square to watch the poster for my gothic musical short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” be broadcast over Times Square. … Continue reading

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FESTIVAL PANDEMIC POSTPONEMENTS

See you in … 2021? Below is the 2020 Official Trailer for the Denali Film Festival. It’s a beautifully put together trailer, full of lovely images of the great outdoors. You get a strong sense for the festival’s overriding theme, … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BEST FEATURE(TTE)

UPDATE – AUGUST 1, 2020: Central States Indie FanFilmFest has named “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” Best English Language Featurette of the year. After earlier awarding my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation Best English Language Feature/Featurette for the Winter … Continue reading

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ANOTHER CHANCE to watch THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE

The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre is now playing in the NEW YORK LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL in the NEWCOMERS SHORT 1 program That’s right. You have another chance to watch the well-reviewed “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” at a … Continue reading

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LUCY TELLS the TALE of the MUSICABRE

A Tell-Tale Review Lucy Buglass runs the site “Lucy Goes to Hollywood“, where she just posted a four and a half star review of “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” as part of her series “Short Film Saturdays“. I’ll share … Continue reading

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LANGSTON HUGHES, TOO, SINGS AMERICA

Who But The Lord – Words: Langston Hughes; Music: Danny Ashkenasi The above words were written by Langston Hughes in the 1950s. It angers me that they still speak so closely to the struggles we are witnessing today, even more … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE COMMENTS

  May 25th, in happy, coincidental conjunction with my birthday, the Switzerland International Film Festival made my first short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” available to stream for one day only. By midnight Swiss time “The Tell-Tale Heart … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BIRTHDAY SCREENING MAY 25

  May 25 is my birthday. And my party favor to you is: you can see “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for free! And your birthday present to me could be leaving a positive comment/rating. 🙂 UPDATE: The Festival … Continue reading

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4 NOMS from the HOLLYWOOD NORTH FILM AWARDS

  “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been nominated for 4 Hollywood North Film Awards for International Short Films:   Best Production Design – Nicholas Callais Best Original Score – Danny Ashkenasi Best Sound Design – Todd Maki Best … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE Now Playing in the LIFT OFF ONLINE FESTIVAL

  WATCH & VOTE FOR TELL-TALE!   I’m pleased to announce that “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been selected to play on-line in the LIFT-OFF GENRE CONTENT EXTRAVAGANZA, running through May 13.   CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN … Continue reading

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The Tell-Tale Award That Got Away

  I was doing some maintenance work on the Tell-Tale Homepage, when I saw I had noted an award won from Flicks Film Festival, but had not posted a laurel or certificate or even logged what the award was for. … Continue reading

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DROPPING NAMES

  A Collection of Mini Memoir Memories You may have seen this going around on Facebook or Twitter:  People listing names of celebrities they have met in their life times, but including one name that is a lie.  Then people … Continue reading

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The TELL-TALE VEGAS / NYC / MOSCOW TRIFECTA that was – and then wasn’t

  Thanks for Nothing, COVID 19   I was supposed to watch “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” in a Moscow movie theater today, in fact precisely while I’m typing this, “sheltering in place” this Saturday morning New York time, … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE LIVE STREAM Q&A

Watch my Q&A after Wednesday’s Tell-Tale live-streaming   Yesterday evening NewFilmmakers NY hosted a Facebook live streaming of most of their Wednesday program originally scheduled to screen at the Anthology Theatre in New York City, and now postponed for sometime … Continue reading

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The 3/25 NYC TELL-TALE SCREENING will be LIVE-STREAMING

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” was scheduled to receive its New York City screening premiere next Wednesday, March 25, at the Anthology Theater , sponsored by New Filmmakers NY. Well, we lately hit a little snag in the form … Continue reading

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