Tag Archives: Jason Chua

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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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 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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The FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE at INDIE GATHERING, CHAIN NYC and NYACK

Over the course of five days this past week “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” screened in film festivals in Cleveland, New York City and Nyack. This blog post is about all three. I was in New York … 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 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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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 2 – Blood on the Floor

On day two of the shoot for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” there was blood on the floor. My head got conked. A gash opened just below my hairline. And droplets of blood rained onto the floor … 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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Danny Looks into the Lens

A Pit & Pendulum On-Set Tidbit We were shooting a moment where I am mostly in profile. So, before each take, Jason Chua, the cinematographer, would ask “Danny, could you look into the lens?” to get me to squarely face … Continue reading

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

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The SOFIE Trophy

A big Fed Ex box got delivered today, and inside, carefully packaged, was our SOFIE Trophy, the award “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” won from The Short Film Awards last November. It’s rather big and has weight. And shines … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SOFIE AWARD

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” wins a SOFIE Award The Short Film Awards, AKA the SOFIE Awards, were held last night. Here’s the YouTube video of the complete event: It was an elaborately produced virtual event full of filmmaker … Continue reading

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TRIPLE SOFIE AWARD NOMINEE

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” receives three SOFIE Award nominations from The Short Film Awards At 37 minutes, “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” falls within the 40 minute maximum length for short films as established by major film … Continue reading

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A BUCKETFUL OF SFAAF AWARDS

    5 “Best” and 2 “Honorable Mentions”   The South Film and Arts Academy Festival just announced their November awards.  And they bestowed a whole bucketful on “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“.   I submitted to the festival … Continue reading

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WALLPAPER FROM HELL – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #5

Spoiler alert! This post may give away some Tell-Tale movie musicabre design secrets!   Why suddenly a spoiler alert?  I have been blabbing about the main plot points of “The Tell-Tale Heart – a  musicabre” in several posts already, why … Continue reading

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