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Penny Wins Prix du Public at Champs-Elysees Film Fest!

Shane Atkinson & Rob Cristiano with Prix du Public

Shane Atkinson & Rob Cristiano with Prix du Public (in Brooklyn NY)


Penny Will Play Opening Night at Palm Springs ShortFest!


Penny Dreadful will have two screenings at Palm Springs ShortFest starting with the Opening Night program Laughing Matters Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 PM at Camelot Theatres.  On Wednesday June 19, the film will screen in the Idiot’s Delight program 8:00 PM Camelot Theatres. Writer/Director Shane Atkinson and Producer Rob Cristiano will be in attendance.  Producer Jessica Caldwell will also be on-hand in support of the feature.

Penny was also featured in the trailer for the film festival here: 

“Penny” Wins Audience Choice Award at Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Short Film Fest

We’re so humbled to announce that “Penny Dreadful” was voted by thousands of film lovers as their favorite film in the International Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.  Rob and Shane were on hand to accept the Prix du Public (Audience Award).  We’d like to thank the festival committee for inviting us to screen as well as the town of Clermont-Ferrand for its amazing hospitality.  It’s a truly incredible experience to walk out of a theater with audience members quoting your film, and we won’t soon forget our time there!

Rob and Shane with the Prix du Public

Rob and Shane with the Prix du Public


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“Penny” Shines at National Board of Review Student Awards Private Screening

The “Penny” team was excited to be invited to a private screening at HBO hosted by the NBR.  Marnie Schulenburg, Oona Laurence, Rick Zahn, Richard Busser, Gary Betsworth and friends were on-hand for the screening.  Producer Rob Cristiano joined the rest of the night’s filmmakers in the Q&A after the show.

Producer Rob Cristiano at far right

“Penny” to Play National Board of Review Student Grant Awardee Private Screening

We’re honored to announce that “Penny” was selected to play at the private NBR Student Grant Awardee Screening on Sept. 27th from 6:30pm-9pm.  Producer Rob Cristiano and members of the cast will be in attendance.

“Penny” Plays Columbia U.’s Special Faculty Selects Screening in LA

“Penny” was well-received at the screening, which was in the beautiful DGA Theater on Sunset Blvd.

The team debuted the poster (bel0w), which was designed by Chris Cristiano.

“Penny” Recognized by National Board of Review

“Penny Dreadful” was awarded a Student Grant by the National Board of Review at Columbia University’s Faculty Selects Screening.

Shane Atkinson, Rob Cristiano, Oona Laurence (Little Girl), Rick Zahn (Hyrum), Marnie Schulenburg (Holly) and Ljova (Composer) were on-hand for the screening.