Tag Archives: adaptation

PIT & PENDULUM in the EAST VILLAGE

UPDATE (5/5/22) “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” is nominated for Best Actor & Best Music Performance Video at the Transparent Film Festival “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” will screen May 12, 6pm at Under … Continue reading

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Pit and Pendulum Image Tease

This is my favorite screenshot of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my musical short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation. I like its visual composition. I like the emotion that radiates from it. I like the mystery that … 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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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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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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P&P Portraits in Color Grading

Here is a little portrait gallery from “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my second short film musical adaptation of a classic Edgar Allan Poe short story (after “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“). I’m focusing on close-ups … Continue reading

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P&P – Day 1 – Home Invasion

It was our first day of shooting. I was nearly naked, in a too small bathtub of cooling water, being watched by a crew of a dozen or so people, most I’d met for the first time today. And this … Continue reading

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P&P – Intimations of the Horrors to Come

Next week “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, the follow up to my first musical Edgar Allan Poe short film adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, goes into production. So now is a good time to share … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale at Romford this Saturday

If you happen to be in or near London this weekend, you can see my award-winning short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation (deep breath) “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” this Saturday at 9:30pm (London time) in an actual … Continue reading

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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!!! Scheduled to run online June 25 to July 4, 2021 (More info to come. Watch this website.) It’ll be a busy … 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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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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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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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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