Penny Eizenga is a Toronto based independent filmmaker and actor. Penny’s most recent film, The RUN is a dramatic short about a woman grieving the loss of her daughter, who takes a not-so-routine run, re-awakening her to life, which is now in the film festival circuit.
She recently completed co-producing and acting in a short film by award-winning director, Brett Heard of Fresh Baked Entertainment, entitled Parent Teacher, a comedy about the perils of the dreaded parent teacher interviews.
Penny also wrote, produced and starred in, titled Margaret Finds Her Mojo, a comedy about a woman finding her voicein the workplace and which screened at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Fest, LA Indie Film Festival and the won the Gold award in the Independent Comedy Shorts category at the Houston International Film Festival.
Her first short film, Wilderness, won the Platinum award for Best Independent Dramatic Short at the Houston International Film Festival. She also played the role of Linda Michaels in the same film. The story explores the struggle ofa woman as she witnesses her son’s refusal of treatment for schizophrenia.
Penny has also created several videos, short film trailers anda web-based pilot called Grateful Tails about the bond between owners and their pets. She produced a 21-episode web series called The Giant Comes Out, which recently screened at the LA Comedy Fest.
Penny is currently developing two feature film scripts and co-producing Coasters, a Fresh Baked Entertainment feature film in pre-production.
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