Penny Foster is a short film about a little girl with OCD who slowly climbs out of her own head and realizes her mom’s going through a hard time.
Directed by Diane Carol Harder and produced by Sarah Senior, this is a very good script. It was written by America Michele Palacios, a writer who got her MFA at Northwestern University with Diane, and who was a crew member at the Sundance labs, an Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition finalist, and a quarter finalist in the Nicholl competition. Our Director of Photography, Jordan Kennington, owns his own RED Scarlet camera, so the film looks really good, too. And, although this is our 10-year-old star Elisa Campanella‘s narrative debut, she has been acting in commercials since she was an infant (and has auditioned for HUGE blockbuster projects – seriously, she’s going to be a big deal).