Tag Archives: musical

FROM BHUTAN WITH JOY for P&P

Short Film – Actor – Soundtrack Druk International Film Festival honors “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“ As far as I know, the Druk International Film Festival is the only film festival from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. … Continue reading

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P&P KING’S CROSS AWARD

HI Danny, I am pleased to inform you that “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” was voted Best Horror Short in our May Competition.  It has also been nominated for Best Horror Short in our main awards ceremony … Continue reading

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PIT & PENDULUM in the EAST VILLAGE

UPDATE 5/13/22 “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won the award for Music Performance at the Transparent Film Festival UPDATE (5/5/22) “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” is nominated for Best Actor & Best Music Performance … 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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P&P – Day 4 – The Pit Beckons

I stared into the abyss, and the abyss stared back That is a paraphrase of a famous quote from Nietzsche, but doesn’t it read like something Poe might have written? Actually I hear this line in the voice of Werner … 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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TELL-TALE MURDER IN RUSSIAN

Tell-Tale Subtitles #3 Welcome to the third and (so far) final installment of Tell-Tale Subtitles, where I share screenshots of my first short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” with subtitles added. The first … 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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Mainstreet Musicals touts FEEDSTORE QUARTET

“Feedstore Quartet”, a musical created by Jack Hilton Cunningham and myself, has been selected by Mainstreet Musicals, a non-profit that “promotes development opportunities for new musicals throughout regional America”, as a Director’s Choice Award Winner. Jack and I met at … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SUBTITLES 2 – Spanish

It’s time for another episode of Fun with Tell-Tale Subtitles! The first time I shared screenshots of my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” with Portuguese subtitles. Today Spanish gets its turn. These screenshots are … Continue reading

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FREE TELL-TALE HALLOWEEN SCREENING

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING OF “THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE” HALLOWEEN NIGHT IN MANHATTAN’S EAST VILLAGE My first Edgar Allan Poe musical short film adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will screen for free as part of the Theater … 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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HEXEN in HOF TONIGHT

A Bewitching Production Born out of a Pandemic My musical “Hexen” (“Witches”) is back on the boards, or rather the foyer, in Theater Hof in Germany. Originally premiered in the fall of 2020, it is back in repertory this season, … 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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