• The Unspoken | Q&A with Actor, Will Teller

    September 2, 2018 Blog

    What most appealed to you about The Unspoken?

    Everyone will have a different opinion about The Unspoken and I like that. For me, The story is symbolic of how men, even with the best intentions, have oppressed women for centuries.

    At moments, the audience are likely to hate your character, Jimmy. Did you have any reservations about playing him?

    He’s certainly a character that can divide opinion, but I hope the audience will always find some way to …


  • The Unspoken | Q&A with Actor, Elliot Blagden

    August 30, 2018 Blog

    What was it that first attracted you to The Unspoken?

    It’s the type of script that’s a real gift to an actor. It’s a bit of a cliche, but you always want something you can really sink your teeth into. Plus, the role of Dr. Rose is awkwardly funny yet dark at the same time, which I love.

    You play two characters in the play, both with very different agendas. How much of a challenge was that?

    As they’re …


  • The Unspoken | Q&A with Lead Actress, Hannah Tarrington

    August 29, 2018 Blog

    In The Unspoken you play the lead character, Maggie. What was it that attracted you to the role?

    I liked her journey of trying to figure out life. As an actor I get to explore so many different situations with this one character and it’s challenging and fun all at the same time. She’s strong willed and knows her own mind, but she also has a caring maternal side, which makes her very human and relatable, …


  • An interview on Diversity with Daniel York Loh

    August 24, 2018 Blog

    As part of our diversity campaign #theBAMEgame, we interviewed experienced actor Daniel York Loh – a mixed-race actor, writer, filmmaker and musician, with roots from both England and Asia. We recently caught up with him to discuss his views on diversity within the arts, and to try and understand the challenges of being a British creative with a strong connection to Singapore.

    What first sparked your interest in the arts?

    When I was younger, I was paying …


  • The Unspoken | Q&A with Writer & Director, Jody Medland

    August 8, 2018 Blog

    How did The Unspoken come about?

    The first draft was written back in 2003. I was experimenting with the playbook format as I’d never written a play before. At the time, I was also curious about how disgraceful a character’s actions had to be before the audience would refuse to forgive them, so I was testing a few emotional boundaries. I never looked at the script again until last year, when Actor Awareness set “class” as …


  • Ellen Lilley

    August 7, 2018 Actors

    ELLEN LILLEY is a phenomenal up-and-coming talent from Newcastle who specialises in comedy, drama and musical theatre.

    She had two years training in musical theatre at Sage Academy of Performing Arts, where she honed her skills as an actor, singer and dancer. Since graduating, Ellen has also broken into stand-up comedy and performs regularly in London.

    Her youthful, innocent look allows her to play roles much younger than she is, which makes her a strong option for …


  • Man Down

    July 2, 2018 In Development

    Man Down

    Project Format
    A one-off 60 / 90-minute documentary

    Documentary / Special Interest

    He served a country that never served him

    Short Description
    Kevin Williams, born on 24th November 1988, was the youngest rifleman to serve in Iraq, a trained mercenary, a Muay Thai fighter, and beloved veteran who took his own life after struggling for many years with Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).

    The film started out as a collaboration between Kevin Williams and filmmaker Rachel Kaden, and now serves to give …


  • Events and Promotions

    June 20, 2018 Services

    With a vast range of skills on the books at Pen Works Media, we’re well equipped to staff, run and manage promotions, activations and events, which has been a staple of our work since 2011.

    Jody Medland | Event Manager, Brand Ambassador

    Jody has worked in promotions since 2002 as an EM and a BA, becoming an important part of experiential companies such as People People (RPM), ID Staffing, Mash Marketing and Promote. Whilst working at OnBrand …


  • Jody Medland

    June 4, 2018 Agents

    JODY MEDLAND has been involved in the entertainment industry for nearly 20-years. After working his way up as a production assistant on hundreds of online and television ads, he operated as an actor, producer, director, casting agent and – most frequently – a writer, before setting up Pen Works Media in 2011.

    For the next 4-years Jody used the company as a vehicle to teach creative writing at schools and academies all over the UK, publishing …


  • Arkar Hayne

    May 30, 2018 Actors

    ARKAR HAYNE is a British East Asian actor, born in Myanmar and raised in south east London.

    Arkar trained at ALRA through the Yellow Earth Academy programme and left with the confidence, skills and abilities to prepare him for the industry. He is trained in stage combat to an advanced level, and he taught himself to play the ukulele.

    Hayne recently perform at the foreign good 3 at the Arcola theatre in Kouhau, and he wishes to …