THE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM


The production's soundtrack music appears on Ellsworth's classical album Conversations with George Edgar Selby (album cover painting by Ellsworth pictured above).

The album is in two parts. The first part contains a newly orchestrated and recorded version of Ellsworth Hall's Piano Concerto No. 1. The second part features the movie soundtrack.

Ellsworth performs on a Steinway grand piano along with the vibrant sound of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Some reviews:

"Mr. Hall is most urgently aroused by such moods of longing and remote enchantment as find jeweled expression in Beside the Manor Selby for which he has written unforgetable music... At times his habit of artistic  speech tempt him to such outbursts of passionate lament as fill the movements of his Piano Concerto No.1 with so insupportable a poignancy. There is the driving rhythmic asymmetry of the opening movement; the decorative flourishes surrounding the resurfacing primary theme in the second;  the modal and jazzy harmonies of the third; and the adroit use of fortspinnung (along with recapitulations of a leitmotif from the second movement) in the fourth." - Boulevard Denim, critic at large

"There is light and darkness together with tension and release within the same track and if not, then with the next track... Parts of this album are simply stunning and well thought through – love it." -Russell Hammond

"A masterpiece here..." - Bruce at Theneeds.com


"A masterpiece here..." - 



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NEWS UPDATE 6/16/2017


Scripting for the sequel, Beneath the Manor Selby now underway

Conrad Brooks has agreed to return as The Gardner for the sequel which will commence shooting either later this year or early in 2017.



The song "In Grief Unbound" awarded Semi-Finalist placement in the Song of the Year Contest.

Conversations with George Edgar SelbyThe song from Ellsworth Hall's solo CD Conversations with George Edgar Selby (and the soundtrack to the movie Beside the Manor Selby) was awarded Semi-Finalist placement in the Song of the Year Contest. The 'Semi-Finalist' placement is the highest placement next only to the one winner and four finalists from each category.

http://writers.songoftheyear.com/ellsworthhall.html



Beside The Manor Selby
   is now available for viewing at Amazon.com and  FilmMaker.pro

Director Edition DVD now available

The DVD includes the trailer, music video and fully chaptered version of the film. The story takes place during World War I which was sparked 100 years ago by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. 



New blog from Boulevard Denim, Selby Manor Journal.

Manor Selby Monthly



Conrad Brooks appearances 2014

Actor Conrad Brooks appeared at Chiller TheatreBeside the Manor Selby at the  Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, N.J. October 24th - 26th and sold all copies of Beside the Manor Selby on hand. He also sold all copies on hand of the new CD soundtrack to the production, Conversations with George Edgar Selby.

Conrad sold 
copies of Beside the Manor Selby  at Nostalgia Con at the Hunt Valley Wyndham in Hunt Valley, MD over the weekned of  Septemberth 18-20th and greeted his many fans.

Conrad appeared at Monster Bash, July 19-21, 2013, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars PA. Conrad had on hand DVD copies of the "Director's Edition" of 
Beside The Manor Selby available for purchase which all sold out. Conrad has also appeared at conventions over the past few years promoting the production he has called "a masterpiece."




See the Mixbook Picture Book of the production by Cheryl Hall



New reviews of the production by critic Boulevard Denim and video producer Gerrit Marks



The Production premiere

The epic production premiered at ImagiCon in Birmingham, AL on Friday May 21,2010 at 3 p.m. and was shown again Saturday the 22nd at 3 p.m. at the Film Nook, 115 S. 35th Street  Birmingham AL 35222




Beside The Manor Selby is a period drama starring cult film actor Conrad Brooks taking place in the Edwardian era inspired by the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Daphne du Maurier, Thomas Paine and Shakespeare.

The story revolves around the inhabitants of the Manor Selby in and their ties with the "developing theatre of horrors," i.e. The Great War in Europe. John Patmos attempts to elicit the aid of Hezekiah Piker who is residing at Selby while the owners are in Europe. He wishes Piker to assist their mutual friend, Captain Vaushnic in his peace-keeping efforts in Verdun, France. Vaushnic's Austrian and Serbian ties afford him a unique position in the clandestine peace accords.

Will Piker consent, and if so what dangers await them in the battlefields of France? And what of The Gardener's inane pronouncements? Are they simply abstruse divinations or much more?
 
Conrad Brooks as The Gardener

Starring Conrad Brooks; featuring George Stover

Conrad (pictured at left as The Gardener) is most famous for his roles in films produced by Ed Wood, Jr. in the 1950s. Conrad has acted in over 100 films alongside such legends as Margaret O'Brien, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, appeared in recent releases such as Tim Burton's Ed Wood and Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, and is an award-winning director in his own right. Conrad is a staple on the cult movie convention circuit and divides his time between Hollywood, CA and Falling Waters, WV.

 
Conrad Brooks and George Stover
George Stover (pictured at left as Mr. Wedgewicke) has appeared in all eleven of cult filmmaker's Don Dohler's science-fiction and horror movies including Alien Factor. He also has appeared in several films by director John Waters. George portrayed the prison chaplain who escorts Divine to the electric chair at the end of Female Trouble. He appeared as Bosley Gravel in Desperate Living.
 

Ellsworth Hall wrote, directed and scored this lavish production. Location shooting began on June 5th, 2007 in Lancaster County, PA and principle photography in Timonium, MD on June 26th. Subsequent location shooting includes Maine, Georgia, North Carolina and Montreal, Canada.


 


 

Many thanks to Director Daniel Ragussis (HaberHaber) and The Great War Association for their contribution to the production.