Penny recently directed MARTIN'S HAGGE, Gordon Pinsent's intriguing story about Martin, a despondent writer, burdened with Hagge, his wily personification of anxiety and depression, but after freewheeling Norah encroaches on his workspace, he learns apathy may be a choice.
Penny wrote, produced and starred in 2 award winning shorts; the comedy, Margaret Finds Her Mojo, and drama, Wilderness.
THE RUN, Penny’s first foray into directing, win an Award of Merit with the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, CA as well as Best Drama at the 2015 Houston Worldfest International Film Festival. The film screened at the Blue Stocking Film Series in Portland, Maine, Raindance Canada’s Indie Fest, Long Beach Indie International Film Festival and the LA Femme Film Festival.
Penny has produced over 15 concept television pilots and short films with The Incubator Studio and has also created several videos, short film trailers and a web-based pilot called Grateful Tails about the bond between owners and their pets. She recently produced a 21-episode web series called The Giant Comes Out, which screened at the LA Comedy Fest.
Penny is currently developing two feature film scripts and produced the feature film, GO FISH in collaboration with award winning director/writer Brett Heard and Kate Drummond.
Penny entered the filmmaking world later in life, however her previous careers in nursing, pharmaceutical sales and government affairs continue to inform her story telling.
Film by Dog-eared Productions Inc. Director Despondent writer, Martin, is burdened with Hagge, his wily personification of anxiety and depression, but after freewheeling Norah encroaches on his workspace, he learns apathy may be a choice.
Film (short) by Dog eared productions inc. (Drama) Writer/Director A woman, shut down following the death of her daughter, avoids the dreaded task of cleaning out her daughters closet by embarking on a long-neglected run, which alters her world forever. During the run she attempts to evade the realities surrounding her. Ultimately, it's her daughter who shakes things up, forcing a reconnection with life.
Margaret Finds Her Mojo
Film (short) by Dog eared productions inc. (Comedy) Writer/Producer/Actor Mild-mannered Margaret, enters her final job interview with a prestigious, security-conscious corporation as a sure thing but upon discovering their manipulative techniques, she rejects their games and chooses her own path, resulting in mind playing, ass-kicking, estrogen-fueled chaos.
Film (short) by Dog eared productions inc. (Drama) Writer/Producer/Actor A mother’s lonely struggle coping with the realities of her son’s refusal of treatment for schizophrenia.
Margaret Finds Her Mojo, a short comedy, won Gold award, Best Independent Comedic Short at the Houston International Film Festival
Wilderness won Platinum award, Best short drama, Houston Worldfest International Film Festival