Pit & Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre

a film by Danny Ashkenasi

from the short story by Edgar Allan Poe

A desperate composer imagines himself both the victim and the Inquisition in Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum”. Reality and fantasy converge with frightening consequences.

Official Selection

Art Film Awards – Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (Quarter Finalist) – Cuckoo International Film Awards – Cult Critic Movie Awards – Druk International Film Festival – Golden Horse International Film Festival – Golden Short Film Awards – Gothamite Monthly Film Awards – Hollywood Gold Awards – International Short Film Festival – King’s Cross Film Awards – Lift Off Global Network New York – Luis Bunuel Memorial Award – New York Movie Awards – Nyack International Film Festival -Pune Short Film Festival – short-filmz – Stanley Film Awards – Stardust Films and Screenplay Festival – Transparent Film Festival – Uruvatti International Film Festival – Virgin Spring Cinefest

Awards

(Short) Film

Cuckoo International Film Awards – Druk International Film Festival – Golden Horse International Film Festival – Gothamite Monthly Film Awards – Hollywood Gold Awards – King’s Cross Film Awards – Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards – New York Movie Award – Uruvatti International Film Festival – Virgin Spring Cinefest

Actor

Druk International Film Festival – Golden Horse International Film Festival – Stardust Films and Screenplay Festival – Transparent Film Festival (Nominee)

Music

Cult Critic Movie Awards – Druk International Film Festival – Golden Horse International Film Festival – Golden Short Film Awards (soundtrack nominee) – Gothamite Monthly Film Awards – Hollywood Gold Awards (Honorable Mention) – Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards – Transparent Film Festival – Uruvatti International Film Festival

Technical

Art Film Awards (Sound Design) – Gothamite Monthly Film Awards (VFX)

Select Articles

On Set Diary:

P&P – And So It Begins

LOOK MA! NO HAIRS!

P&P – Today the Hair Gets Shorn

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

Danny Looks into the Lens

P&P – The Revealing of the Cake

P&P – Day 1 – Home Invasion

P&P – Day 2 – Blood on the Floor

P&P – Day 2 – The Merchant’s House

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

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

P&P – Day 4 – The Pit Beckons

P&P – Day 4 (& 5) – On the Rack

Pre/Post-Production:

P&P – Intimations of the Horrors to Come

3 Seconds of Hell

A Night at the Musicabre

Tell-Tale Live Stream Q&A

Back in the Studio

P&P Portraits in Color Grading

Pit and Pendulum Posters

Pit and Pendulum TRAILER

Pit and Pendulum Image Tease

Festivals & Awards:

PIT AND PENDULUM in the EAST VILLAGE

P&P KING’S CROSS AWARD

P&P NEW YORK MOVIE AWARD

P&P LUIS BUNUEL AWARDS

3 GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS FOR P&P

P&P URUVATTI HONORS

P&P KOLKATA SCREENING

P&P VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST AWARD

P&P’s GOTHAMITE and ART FILM AWARDS

P&P’s STARDUST BEST ACTOR AWARD

FROM BHUTAN WITH LOVE for P&P

P&P HOLLYWOOD GOLD AWARDS

P&P CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARD

Silver Award for Horror