Penny Dreadful

About

2013 AUDIENCE AWARD

A story about a kidnapping that goes horribly wrong.

Screens with

2013 Program

Year

2012

Country

USA

Genre

Narrative

Runtime

18 min

Credits

Director

Shane Atkinson

Artist Bio

Shane Atkinson is one of six children born and raised in Northern California. His work is often inspired by his early years growing up in chaos. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program, and in 2010 was selected for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship. The following year, he was the winner of the Columbia University Screenwriting Competition. In 2012, he was listed on The Tracking Board’s “Top 100 Writers on the Verge.” This short version of a feature-length project premiered at Clermont-Ferrand where it won the Prix du Public. The film has also won awards from the Independent FIlmmaker Project and the National Board of Review. It has been seen at over 35 international festivals.