penelope buitenhuis - writer / director
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Penelope began as an experimental independent filmmaker and producer. After living in Germany and France for 10 years she moved into commercial screen writing and directing in 1992.

As a writer / director/producer with a Canadian and ECC passport, she has worked as a director in Canada and Europe for the last 18 years and is fluent in English, German and French.

Extensive press clippings and reviews on films by Penelope Buitenhuis available upon request.

Click HERE to download Penelope's resume in pdf format.

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201609 DEATH OF A VEGAS GIRL
TV Movie, Director, Produced by Christian Bruyere, Roslyn Sanches and Eric Winter, Howard Braunstein Productions
201509 MY LIFE AS A DEAD GIRL
TV Movie, Produced by Pierre David, Reel One Ent.
201409 CLIENT SEDUCTION
TV Movie, Produced by Neil Bregman, Reel One Ent.
201409 HONOR STUDENT
TV Movie, Produced by Gilles Laplante, Reel One Ent.
201009 HARD RIDE TO HELL
Feature, Writer/Director, Produced by Tom Rowe, Reunion Pictures
2009 A WAKE
Feature, Writer/Director/Co-Producer, Produced by Breakthrough Entertainment
Best Feature: Carmel Arts & film festival, Female Eye festival, Golden Palm-Mexico International Film Festival, Macon Film Festival, 1st Prize Screenplay Rhode Island Film Festival. Nominated for DGC best director award.
2009 DO YOU KNOW ME?
TV Movie, Produced by Tom Rowe, Reunion Pictures
2008 THE SECRETS OF PINE COVE
TV Movie, Produced by Harvey Kahn, Front Street Productions
2007 WIDE AWAKE
TV Movie, Produced by David Perlmutter, Chesler Perlmutter
2007 TIME AND AGAIN
TV Movie, Produced by Harvey Kahn, Front Street Productions
2006 THE SECRET OF HIDDEN LAKE
TV Movie, Front Street Productions
2006 PAST TENSE
TV Movie, Front Street Productions
2002 KILLER BEES
TV Movie, Insight Production Company
2002 LUCKY DAY
TV Movie, Mary Higgins Clark Mystery, Sony Grasso Productions
2000 DANGEROUS ATTRACTION
Feature, Assoc Producer,
Produced by Glen Tedham, WIN Entertainment
1996 GIANT MINE
TV Movie, Nominated for Gemini, Produced by
Alan Burke for CBC
1994 BOULEVARD
Feature, Produced by Norstar Entertainment
1992 TROUBLE
Feature, Writer/ Director, Produced by Jurgen Bruning for ZDF, Germany

1994 Best Film: Montreal Womens Film Festival & Magdeburg Film Festival.

TELEVISION EPISODIC
2003 - 2005 TRAIN 48
Produced by Steve Levitan for Global TV
2001 BLISS
Produced by Gala Film, Adrienne Mitchell & Janis Ludman for Showcase.
2001 BEYOND BELIEF
Produced by Karen Hughes for Fox TV

2000

PARADISE FALLS
Produced by Ira Levy for Showcase
1999 HOPE ISLAND
Produced by Jonathan Goodwill for
Pax TV/Lions Gate
1998 POWER PLAY
Produced by Wendy Green for CTV
1998 COLD SQUAD
Produced by Julia Keatley,
Pilot for Beton/Atlantis, CTV
1997 WIND AT MY BACK
Produced by Ray Sage,
Sullivan Entertainment
1996 MADISON
Produced by Peter Michell,
Forfront Productions, CBC
1996 KUNG FU
Produced by Jonathan Hackett for Warner Bros.
1996 LONESOME DOVE - THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Produced by Steven North for
Ryshner Entertainment

REALITY / INFORMATIONAL TV
200609 FIRST LOOK
Fashion Series with Jeannie Becker, David Greener Productions
200509 BLUE PRINT FOR DISASTER
Produced by David York, Temple Street Productions
200409 BETWEEN THE SHEETS
Breakthrough Film & TV

DOCUMENTARY
200009 TOKYO GIRLS
Writer / Director,
Produced by G. Kovanic, NFB Documentary
198409 ALTERNATIVE SQUATTING
Co-Writer / Director, Produced with M. Kelleher
198409 WE DON'T WANT TO OWN IT
Co-Director / Producer

SHORT FILMS

2008 DAMN
11 min., Writer/ Co-Director/ Producer, Produced by Warren Willensky
2003 PEACE OF MIND
3 min., Writer/ Director/ Producer
2001

WAITING ROOM
35mm, 9:30 min., Writer/ Director, Produced by Isabelle Longnus

1999 WHAT'S LEFT?
19 min., Writer/ Director, Produced with Banff Centre.
1994 PASS
35mm, 15 min., Writer/Director, Produced by Jurgen Brning
1991 A DREAM OF NAMING
16mm, 7 min., Premiered at TIFF
1990 LLAW
16mm, 9 min., Writer/ Director, Berlinale
Journalist Prize: Osnabruck Media Film Festival
1989 THEY SHOOT PIGS DONT THEY
16mm, 15 min., Writer/ Director/ Producer
1988 INDIFFERENCE
16mm, 20 min., Writer/ Director/ Producer
1988 DRAWING ATTENTION
13 min., Writer/ Director/ Producer
1987 MOVIMENTO
16mm, 12 min., Writer/ Director/ Producer
1986 FRAMED
16mm, 15 min.,
Writer/ Director/ Producer,
Audience Prize: Hamburg No-Budget Festival
1985 COMBAT NOT CONFORM
4 min., Writer/ Director/ Producer
1984/86 DISPOSABLE
16mm, 14 min.,
Writer/ Director
1st Prize: European Short Film Festival
1983 WORD CONTINUUM
8 min, Writer/ Director, Produced by S.F.U
 

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0119689/#Director

Penelope speaks French and German fluently, has Canadian and EU passport and Greencard


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