Penelope


1h 30m 2007

Brief Synopsis

A story of a young woman, Penelope Wilhern, born to wealthy socialites. Penelope is afflicted by a secret family curse that can only be broken when she is loved by "one of her own kind". Hidden away in the family's majestic home, she is subjected to meeting a string of blue-bloods through her parent's futile attempt to marry her off and break the curse. Each suitor is instantly enamored with Penelope--until the curse is revealed. When a willing mate cannot be found, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor in hopes of snapping a photo of the mysterious Penelope. Max, who is really a down-on-his-luck gambler, finds himself drawn to Penelope, and not wanting to expose or disappoint her, disappears and leaves Lemon in the lurch. Fed up by this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and goes out into the world in search of adventure--curse be damned.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Airstar, Ltd.; Anvil Post Production Inc; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Bellwood Media; Double Negative Visual Effects; Fatts; Getty Images; Grosvenor Park; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; International Film Guarantors; Lee Lighting; Mac Cosmetics; Mad Dog Casting; Metropolitan Filmexport; Movie Makers; Neal Scanlan Studios Ltd; Panavision, Ltd.; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Richmond Film Services; Sound One; Stone Village Productions; Technicolor; Tele Muenchen Group
Distribution Company
Summit Entertainment, LLC; Arp; Aurum Producciones; Bazuca; Blue Sky (Czech Republic); Capelight Pictures; Cathay Film Organization; Cj Entertainment; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Kinepolis Film Distribution; Les Films Séville; Momentum Pictures Limited; Paradise; Paradise Film Distribution Company (Russia); RCV Distribution; Saturn Entertainment; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A story of a young woman, Penelope Wilhern, born to wealthy socialites. Penelope is afflicted by a secret family curse that can only be broken when she is loved by "one of her own kind". Hidden away in the family's majestic home, she is subjected to meeting a string of blue-bloods through her parent's futile attempt to marry her off and break the curse. Each suitor is instantly enamored with Penelope--until the curse is revealed. When a willing mate cannot be found, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor in hopes of snapping a photo of the mysterious Penelope. Max, who is really a down-on-his-luck gambler, finds himself drawn to Penelope, and not wanting to expose or disappoint her, disappears and leaves Lemon in the lurch. Fed up by this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and goes out into the world in search of adventure--curse be damned.

Crew

Diccon Alexander

Matte Painter

Andre Allen

Carpenter

Michel Amathieu

Director Of Photography

Joceline Andrews

Makeup Artist

Kathrine Armfelt

Assistant

Kim Armitage

Script Supervisor

Christian Arnold-beutel

Executive Producer

Ben Ashley

Song

Oliver Atherton

Digital Effects

Christopher Austin

Original Music

Christopher Austin

Music Conductor

Graham Baker

Rigging Gaffer

Sarah Baker

Production Secretary

Dave Bassett

Song

Paul Bates

Electrician

Rachel Bati

Assistant

Karen Beale

Costumer

Robert Bella

Post-Production Supervisor

Mike Bevan

Driver

Abhinav Bhat

Assistant Editor

Mark Billingham

On-Set Dresser

Jon Thor Birgisson

Song

Ashley Bond

Assistant Camera

Kate Bone

Production

Allan Bradshaw

Driver

Andre Brizard

Digital Effects

Kate Bronte-stewart

Set Production Assistant

Nik Brownlee

Digital Effects

Ged Bryan

Art Director

Gareth Bull

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert M B Burke

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chris Burn

Digital Effects

Torquil Campbell

Song

Luke Carey

Assistant

Paul Carr

Adr

Leslie Caveny

Screenplay

Leslie Caveny

Coproducer

Richard Chester

Music Composer

Jamie Christianson

Painter

Darren Christie

Digital Effects

Rebecca Cole

Makeup Artist

Matthew Collinge

Sound Supervisor

Martin Conlon

Security

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Nathan Cook

Painter

Joey Coughlin

Assistant Director

Jimmy Coutts

Driver

Simon Coward

Driver

Zoe Cranley

Visual Effects

Evan Crawley

Song

Matt Cribb

Carpenter

Kimberly Crockett

Assistant

Mark Crowley

Driver

Keith Culbertson

Sound Mixer

Chris Curling

Executive Producer

Matt Curtis

Titles

Bill Davey

Stunt Coordinator

Jimmie Davis

Song

John M Davis

Music Editor

John M Davis

Music Editor

Celia De La Hey

Props Buyer

Dimitri Delacovias

Matte Painter

Ryan Denmark

Assistant Editor

Matt Dewarr

Carpenter

Lorene Dewett

Assistant Editor

Tamsin Dorling

Makeup Artist

Janie Dowding

Assistant

Simon Duric

Storyboard Artist

Orri P Dyrason

Song

Dan Edelstein

Sound Supervisor

Fletcher Ellis

Set Production Assistant

John Ensby

Film Lab

Paul Ensby

Grader

Elton Farla

Medic

Jennifer Wynne Farmer

Production Manager

Antonella Ferrari

Visual Effects Producer

Michael Feuser

Assistant Sound Editor

Susie Figgis

Casting Director

Tass Filipos

Music Editor

Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk

Song Performer

Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk

Song

Simon Fogg

Grip

Ben Foskett

Original Music

Ben Foskett

Music

Eric Francks

Driver

Nik Frost

Song

Sara Geiger

Assistant

James Gentle

Security

Drew Gescheit

Sound Mixer

Dror Gescheit

Sound Mixer

Mark Goerner

Illustrator

Paul Gooch

Makeup Artist

Janice Graham

Music

Ross Grainger

Generator Operator

Lucie Graves

Post-Production Supervisor

Andy Green

Carpenter

Ben Green

Carpenter

Muffin Green

Property Master

Danny Greenspun

Executive Producer

James Greenspun

Song

James Greenspun

Song Performer

Robin Greenspun

Executive Producer

Jon Gregory

Editor

Nicole Gregory

Unit Publicist

James Grogan

Stunt Performer

Sean Cameron Guest

Assistant Director

Pat Haggarty

Construction

Andy Hague

Visual Effects Producer

Tim Halloran

Stunt Performer

Howard Halsall

Adr Editor

Hattie Harper

Assistant

Amelia Hashemi

Casting Assistant

James Andrew Haven

Assistant Director

Robert Haynes

Art Director

Alice Hobden

Loader

Georg Holm

Song

Alex Hope

Visual Effects Producer

Stuart Howell

Camera Operator

Therese Hvattum

Camera Trainee

Gary Hymns

Key Grip

Paul Hymns

Best Boy Grip

Alex Ireland

Digital Effects

Jake Jackson

Music Engineer

Tony Jayes

Driver

Tula Jeng

Assistant

Nigel Jenkins

Song

Nigel Jenkins

Song Performer

Ruth Jenkins

Stunt Performer

Sarah Jenneson

Assistant Art Director

Claire Jennings

Assistant Editor

Jody Johnson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Julia Jones

Unit Publicist

Pat Karam

Location Manager

Luke Kearney

Stunt Performer

Tristan King

Carpenter

David King-taylor

Advisor

Steve Kitchen

Best Boy Electric

Michael Levine

Editing

James Lewis

3-D Artist

Chris Libby

Publicity

Sandrine Loisy

Set Production Assistant

Stuart Love

3-D Artist

Emma Magee

Set Production Assistant

Adam A Makin

Carpenter

Nathan Mann

Assistant Camera

Catherine Manners

Music Coordinator

Glenn Marks

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Maroussas

Sound Editor

Tim Maw

Unit Manager

Andrew Mcaleer

Set Production Assistant

Amanda Mcarthur

Production Designer

Jim Mccallum

Props

Adam Mccreight

On-Set Dresser

Jane Mcculley

Adr Editor

Jill Mccullough

Dialogue Coach

Kim Mcgarrity

Stunt Performer

Patrick Mcgee

Song

Grant Mclean

Electrician

Gurel Mehmet

Matte Painter

Adam Mendez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bridget Menzies

Set Decorator

Kathleen Mifflin

Cashier

Amy Millan

Song

Eytan Mirsky

Sound Editor

Marjolaine Mispelaere

Grader

Andrew Molasky

Executive Producer

Debbie Moore

Production Accountant

Natalie Moore

Accounting Assistant

Enyo Mortty

Driver

Kyle Mullarky

Song

Rachel Murray

Assistant

Jeremy Nathan

Video Assist/Playback

Jeremy Nathan

Video Assist/Playback

James Nichols

Sound Engineer

Chuck Norman

Music

John R Oliver

Carpenter

Alban Orlhiac

Matte Painter

Abi Oseni

Camera Trainee

Alan Pearson

Painter

Justin Pearson

Stunt Performer

Michelle Pianca

Assistant Location Manager

Thy Quach

Assistant Editor

Peter Ratcliffe

Carpenter

Dave Reed

Construction Manager

John Reid

Art Director

Phil Richman

Transportation Captain

Matt Rippy

Stand-In

Paul Ritchie

Line Producer

Michael Roban

Executive Producer

Philip Robertson

Coproducer

Andrew Rowe

Sound Department

Dylan Russell

Executive Producer

Christoph Salzmann

Digital Effects

Lara Sargent

Post-Production Accountant

Karen Scott

Makeup

James Seddon

Sound Engineer

Chris Seligman

Song

Charlotte Sewell

Assistant Costume Designer

Ian Seymour

Associate Editor

Danny Sheehan

Sound Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Airstar, Ltd.; Anvil Post Production Inc; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Bellwood Media; Double Negative Visual Effects; Fatts; Getty Images; Grosvenor Park; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; International Film Guarantors; Lee Lighting; Mac Cosmetics; Mad Dog Casting; Metropolitan Filmexport; Movie Makers; Neal Scanlan Studios Ltd; Panavision, Ltd.; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Richmond Film Services; Sound One; Stone Village Productions; Technicolor; Tele Muenchen Group
Distribution Company
Summit Entertainment, LLC; Arp; Aurum Producciones; Bazuca; Blue Sky (Czech Republic); Capelight Pictures; Cathay Film Organization; Cj Entertainment; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Kinepolis Film Distribution; Les Films Séville; Momentum Pictures Limited; Paradise; Paradise Film Distribution Company (Russia); RCV Distribution; Saturn Entertainment; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 29, 2008

Released in United States on Video July 15, 2008

Released in United States June 2007

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 8-16, 2007.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was mentioned for the lead role.

Caveny was paid low-six figures for the script.

Feature screenwriting debut for Leslie Caveny, the supervising producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Feature directorial debut for Mark Palansky.

IFC Films previously had domestic distribution rights.

Released in United States Winter February 29, 2008

Released in United States on Video July 15, 2008

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 8-16, 2007.)