About the Film

The Adventures of Penny Patterson is an NYU graduate thesis short film about high school senior Penny, who faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after Steve, her lab partner and boyfriend, becomes a superhero overnight. Can Penny prove that she isn’t a damsel in distress?

This short film serves as a proof of concept for an hour long television series. MORE


official selections & Awards

NOMINEE – Best Student Film – Long Island International Film Expo (July 2018)

Official Selection – Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (July 2018)

WINNER (3rd PLACE) – Best Short Comedy Audience Award – Woods Hold Film Festival (Aug 2018)

NOMINEE – Best Student Film – FilmQuest (Sept 2018)

Official Selection – Vassar FilmFest (Oct 2018)

Official Selection – Los Angeles Comic-Con (Oct 2018)

WINNER – Best Student Film – Big Apple Film Festival (Nov 2018)

WINNER – Best Short Director & Mary Shelley Award – Other Worlds Austin (Dec 2018)

Official Selection – Deep in the Heart Film Festival (March 2019)


teleplay awards

FINALIST - Fusion Film Festival (2018)

SECOND ROUND - Austin Film Festival Script Competition (2018)

SEMIFINALIST - ScreenCraft Pilot Launch (2018)