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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2013 - 19.28 July

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Category: Edition 2013

The story of a kidnapping gone horribly wrong.


Storia di un rapimento che finisce molto molto male.




Original Title Penny Dreadful
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Short Film, Fiction
Duration 17’
Production Year 2012
Nationality USA
Directed by Shane Atkinson
Director of photography Travis Cline
Editor Jai Shukla
Production Design AnnMarie Parkinson
Sound Bob Melanson
Music Ljova
Main cast David H. Stevens (Dennis)
Oona Laurence (Little Girl)
Marnie Schulenburg (Holly)
Rick Zahn (Hyrum)
Richard Busser (Randy)
Gary Betsworth (Mr. Andersen)


Shane Atkinson was born and raised in Northern California. One of six children, his work is often inspired by his early years growing up in a large, chaotic family. Shane is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. In 2010, he was selected for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship. The following year, Shane was a winner at the Columbia University Screenwriting Competition. In 2012, Shane was listed on The Tracking Board’s “Top 100 Writers on the Verge.” Shane has directed a short version of his screenplay PENNY DREADFUL that premiered at Clermont-Ferrand in February where the film won the Prix du Public (Audience Prize).

Shane Atkinson
Shane Atkinson è nato e cresciuto nella California del Nord. Cresciuto in una famiglia con cinque fratelli, il suo lavoro si ispira spesso alla sua infanzia vissuta in una grande e caotica famiglia. Shane si è laureato alla Columbia University (Graduate Film Program). Nel 2010 ha ottenuto una borsa di studio dalla Nickelodeon. L'anno seguente Shane è tra i vincitori del Concorso di Sceneggiatura della Columbia University. Nel 2012, Shane è stata inserito tra i “100 migliori scrittori emergenti” secondo il sito di cultura e intrattenimento The Tracking Board. Shane ha diretto una versione breve della sua sceneggiatura PENNY DREADFUL che ha debuttato a Clermont-Ferrand2013, vincendo il Premio del Pubblico.







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