• Man Down

    July 2, 2018 In Development

    Title
    Man Down

    Project Format
    1 x 120-minute documentary

    Genre
    Documentary / Special Interest

    Logline
    He served the country. Time to serve him.

    Short Description
    In 2016, documentary filmmaker Rachel Kaden made This is Me, a short film about former Royal Green Jacket Kevin Williams, the youngest rifleman to serve in Iraq. In March 2018, he took his own life as a result of his battle with Post Traumatic Stress.

    Man Down is an intimate look at the of mind of a fallen soldier, supported …

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  • 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 …

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  • Rachel Kaden | Director

    May 15, 2018 Talent

    RACHEL KADEN is an award-winning director with an innate love of storytelling. Her early years as an actress educated her in the art of performance, and a deep passion for British cinema led her to study film at the Sir John Cass School of Arts.

    Her technical ability as a filmmaker is outstanding, and she is drawn to portraying human emotions in new and interesting ways. She’s a personable director who connects well with both cast …

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  • Flight of the Conchords

    May 14, 2018 Blog

    Being that I’ve always been a huge fan of Flight of the Conchords, I was as upset as anyone to hear that the chances of a third season were slim.

    It was several years ago that I wrote the initial FOTC spec. I did it partly because I had every intention of working with HBO in the future, so every spec I have that covers their projects, I feel, is a useful tool. It certainly can’t …

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  • Why we signed a project that deals with rape

    February 17, 2018 Blog

    In the middle of December, Jody Medland held a meeting with Elisa Iannacone on the understanding he would listen to details of her latest project. However, he prefaced the meeting by saying the small team here at PWM were so busy, it was unlikely we’d be able to help. The rest is history.

    PWM: So you walked into the first meeting confident you couldn’t sign another title?

    Jody: That’s right. I met up with Elisa because we’ve …

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  • Become a Sponsor

    February 12, 2018 Partners & Sponsors

    Pen Works Media fights to ensure equal opportunities are given to all creatives, regardless of their background. We work tirelessly to find and nurture talent with the desire to create original work that will challenge and alter people’s perceptions of the world. We reward hard work and push for change where it’s needed.

    In order to achieve this, we rely on sponsorships from our creative peers – but these aren’t merely handouts. What we do is …

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  • How I used art to overcome trauma

    February 7, 2018 Blog

    When you were sexually abused, you drifted into a period of isolation. To anyone that hasn’t experienced this, is it possible to explain what that’s like?

    It felt like being swallowed by an ocean of pain, in the middle of a storm, trying to get out without knowing the way up. I couldn’t explain it, I could only feel it and barely try to make it through the next minute. The world felt like a foreign …

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  • The Spiral of Containment

    February 6, 2018 In Development

    Title
    The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath

    Project Format
    A one-off 60 / 90-minute television program

    Genre
    Documentary / Special Interest

    Logline
    We’re all part of the same spectrum

    Short Description
    After cinematographer and photojournalist suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a family member, she responded by travelling the world and documenting other people’s stories of rape and how it affected their lives. When her photobook was published in 2018, Elisa revisited the other 24 survivors featured in the book to explore how …

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  • Shadow Empire

    February 3, 2018 In Development

    Title
    Shadow Empire

    Project Format
    Television Series

    Genre
    Drama / Mystery / Political Thriller

    Logline
    To run a country, you can’t be afraid to bend the rules

    Short Description
    The Shadow Empire is the group of Elites who secretly run the world, and when American spin-doctor Baz Stafford is ousted by his boss as a traitor, he is forced to slum it in cold, wet Britain on an important but undesirable assignment. Under the murderous eyes of those he betrayed, he must oversee the …

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  • New title uses art to deal with rape

    December 3, 2017 Blog

    With all the press recently given to sexual conduct, and the endless following debates that were sparked about what does and doesn’t constitute a sexual attack, it was simply impossible to ignore the pitch presented to us by artist Elisa L. Iannacone for her book The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath.

    We’ve known of Elisa and her work for many years, and it seemed she was destined for a career as a cinematographer when disaster struck: …

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