T.J. Penton

T.J. Penton

Director/DoP at Shokunin 21 Films
Audio Post-Production, Camera Operator, Filmmaker and Cinematographer

Las Vegas, Nevada

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January 2018
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About T.J.

T.J. Penton is a filmmaker of short films & documentaries based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been a music producer & audio engineer for over two decades. But now has expanded his artistic realm with his passion for cinematography & story telling. Forming his new production company, Shokunin 21 Films to allow an avenue to showcase his productions.

His first film became the award winning short-film "Disclosure", which tells a story of child sexual abuse and the investigation that ensues between the female CPS investigator and the father accused of raping his son. The dark dramatic thriller was written & directed by T.J. Penton. And stars Amy Zeal, Brad Stein and T.J. Tyler. www.disclosurefilm.com

And the followed up by his next release, Loneheart. Synopsis: After losing his wife & child to tragic events, a successful attorney falls deep into depression and then finds himself homeless with nothing left to live for. And all the remains from his past is a letter written to him by his daughter. Starring Bruce Penton & Alexa Garin. And co-written by Bridget Fett.

Currently, he is in preproduction stages for his latest upcoming narrative project, as well as producing several nature environmental documentaries.

Cinematography Reel
https://vimeo.com/318089413

Awards & Nominations:

LONEHEART, 2019
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/315590471
Silver Award/Best Male Director - Independent Shorts Awards
Bronze Award/Best Cinematography - Independent Shorts Awards
Winner, Best Drama - Top Shorts
Semi Finalist - Utah Festival & Awards
Official Selection - Manhattan Film Festival
Official Selection - Las Vegas FF
Official Selection - Feel the Reel FF
Official Selection - Dumbo Film Festival
Official Selection - Indie Short Fest
Official Selection - Life Fest FF
Official Selection - USA FF
Official Selection - Miami Independent Film Festival
Official Selection - Action On Film 15th International FF


DISCLOSURE, 2018
Watch: https://vimeo.com/267405985
Best 1st Time Director - Independent Shorts Awards
Best Cinematography - Independent Shorts Awards
Best Crime Short - Independent Shorts Awards
Best Cinematography - Spring Shorts FF
Winner, Narrative - Top Shorts
Winner - Colorado Int. Activism FF
Semi Finalist - LAIFFA
Official Selection - Prisma Independent Film Awards
Official Selection - Feel the Reel FF

Unique traits: Cinematographer, Director, Writer, Editor, Audio Engineer, Anamorphic Fanatic, Camera nerd, Environmentalist and Sushi Master!

Credits

  • Disclosure

    Disclosure (2018)
    Film (short) by Shokunin 21 Films Writer, Director Disclosure is a short film that tells a story of child sexual abuse and the investigation that ensues between the female investigator and a father accused of acts against his son. Starring: Amy Zeal, Brad Stein, and T.J. Tyler Written & Directed by: T.J. Penton

  • Loneheart

    Loneheart (2018)
    Film Director

Awards

  • Silver Award - Best Male Director - Independent Shorts Awards
    (2019)

  • Bronze Award - Best Cinematography - Independent Shorts Awards
    (2019)

  • Winner, Narrative - Top Shorts
    (2018)

  • Best Crime Short - Independent Shorts Awards
    (2018)

  • Best 1st Time Director - Independent Shorts Awards
    (2018)

  • Best Cinematography - Independent Shorts Awards
    (2018)

  • Best Cinematography - Spring Shorts FF
    (2018)

  • Semi Finalist - LAIFFA
    (2018)

  • Winner - Colorado Int. Activism FF
    (2018)

  • Official Selection - Feel the Reel FF
    (2018)

  • Official Selection - Prisma Independent Film Awards
    (2018)

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