penelope buitenhuis - writer / director
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"Buitenhuis is concerned with the interface of popular culture, political consciousness and human experience within the frame of the urban landscape."

-Independent Eye, Toronto

"Trouble is one of the very few films to ever credibly capture the internal dynamics of a rock group."

-In Press Magazine, Australia

CHECK OUT THESE ARTICLES ABOUT PENELOPE BUITENHUIS:
PRESS FOR A WAKE:
"Buitenhuis' A Wake was recently chosen as the festival favourite at the Female Eye Festival in Toronto"
"Vancouver-based film director Penelope Buitenhuis has advice for any young woman embarking on a career as a filmmaker"
A Wake kicks off the Women in Film Festival
Eastwood presented Buitenhuis the prize for best dramatic feature at Carmel Art and Film Festival.
"A Wake is dramatic, disconcerting, and entertaining."
"A Wake illustrates the distribution struggle of Canadian films."
"The Career of a Filmmaker who Does not Wait Around"
Interview on Shaw Urban Rush
PRESS FOR TOKYO GIRLS:
A Vancouver director puts the camera on Japan's 'reverse exoticism.'
The way Vancouver filmmaker Penelope Buitenhuis sees it, Western women who work in Japan’s lucrative hostess trade are opportunists who fill a human void in an alienated society, she tells ALEXANDRA GILL
I'm good at sex,". says Leo- nominated, director Penelope Buitenhuis...
"Une femme peut se tenir très valorisée d’être toujours belle, bien maquillée, bien habillée."
SOL LEVANTE/2 Bionde, raffinate, europee o nordamericane. Sono le donne di compagnia più richieste dai businessman giapponesi. Un fenomeno misterioso: solo conversazione, niente sesso. La regista che ne ha fatto un film lo racconta a lo donna
PRESS FOR TROUBLE:
At 14, Penelope Buitenhuis got her first job selling popcorn...
“It’s funny seeing this film and how people react to it"
A SELECTION OF OTHER PRESS:
"We've done our homework, we've done our research, and this is an accurate portrayal of the situation."
"... as good a jumping-off point as any otehr for a career as a genre filmmaker."
Vancouver filmmaker finds herself taken more seriously in Europe...
Penelope Buitenhuis is a Canadian independent filmmaker who has been living and working in Berlin for the last decade...
(Extensive interview and background information)

 
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Penelope can be reached in Canada through her agent
THE CHARACTERS
Carl Liberman (Toronto)
Tel: 416-964-8522 fax: 416-964-8206

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