Category Archives: Poe Musicabres

All about my Poe musical adaptations “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” and “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

“Thank you for making me enjoy a musical, in a special way.”

THE SPOOKY EMPIRE INTERVIEW Scott C. Biery from Guru Reviews interviewed me in conjunction with “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” screening at the Spooky Empire Film Festival in Orlando, where my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation won … Continue reading

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THE SKIPTOWN EXPERIENCE

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” wins awards for Best Musical Performance Best Original Score Best Production Design – Short at the Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival in Los Angeles The top picture is me sitting with the … Continue reading

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Honor the Editor!

Stolis Hadjicharalambous won Best Editor at The NEXT International Short Film Festival for his work on The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre Congratulations, Stolis!

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SYTYCA DIRECTING AWARD for P&P

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won the OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE Award for Directing from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DIRECT OR ACT (which is especially nice because my first musical Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” … Continue reading

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P&P in NY & LA & NY again

There will be three opportunities to attend a screening of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” coast to coast in the next 10 days. plus an on-line screening opportunity 1st chance – NYC – 11/11 “The Pit and … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 6 – The Plaque

Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story opens with the following Latin inscription and parenthetical annotation: Impia tortorum longos hic turba furors Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit. Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro, Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent. … Continue reading

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BEST SOUNDTRACK at NMIIFF

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” wins Best Soundtrack at the Naked Mountain International Independent Film Festival P&P’s award was one of three handed out tonight. I snuck some photos from the back of the screening room, but … Continue reading

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P&P Climbs the NAKED MOUNTAIN in the SPOOKY EMPIRE

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” in NYC & Orlando this Weekend This Saturday, October 22, my short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation will play during the Naked Mountain Film Festival at 253 West 28th Street in … Continue reading

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5 Awards for P&P at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image

Juror’s Award Best Dark Themed Short Best Director Best Actor Best Editing Plus nominations for Best Cinematography Best Sound Design Last night “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won 5 of the 7 awards it was nominated for … Continue reading

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P&P at THE ARTISTS FORUM

SCREENING THIS SATURDAY at the DOLBY SCREENING ROOM in NYC “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, my musical short film adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story, has been chosen to close out The Artists Forum Festival … Continue reading

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3X P&P in OR, AR & NC this SAT

POE IS SWEEPING THE NATION! This Saturday “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” screens at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon DreadRock: International Horror Film Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival in Walnut … Continue reading

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P&P wins 3 AWARDS at AUTUMN’S DAWN FILM FESTIVAL

Yesterday “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was the final film in the Autumn’s Dawn Film Festival four hour screening of shorts at the Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This was quickly followed by the Edgar Allan … Continue reading

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Up the Hudson to Albany and NYSIFF

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” wins Best Horror at the New York State International Film Festival Yes, my musical Poe adaptation was awarded Best Horror at the New York State International Film Festival, and I will report … Continue reading

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13HORROR.COM reviews P&P

from Andrew Hannon <editor@13horror.com> Hi Danny,   Thanks again for submitting The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre to the 13Horror.com Film Contest.    It’s an extremely accomplished short. You have some very nicely worked camera movements (most notably … Continue reading

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SHORT FILM AWARDS nominations for P&P

The 8th Annual Short Film Awards (AKA The Sofie Awards) nominated “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” for Best Actor and Best Styling Enjoy all the SOFIE Award nominated short films, in person… ​ November 15 – 17, … Continue reading

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NYTVFF Awards BEST MUSIC SCORE to P&P

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” receives the award for “Best Music Score” from New York True Venture Film Festival The day after the screening of my musical short film Edgar Allan Poe classic short story adaptation (how … Continue reading

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