Penelope Maunsell is an award winning independent producer who has been working with colleges and universities and businesses for many years. She is the most experienced producer in the recruitment and fundraising film and video business and travels all over the country and internationally directing and producing. Her work is seen on the big screen, in festivals, and all over the web. Her documentary Bending Sticks: the Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty, follows this extraordinary artist over a period of a year as he creates his monumental stick works. The film had a marvelous world premiere at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC with 600 people in attendance. The lines went around the block.
Soon to be released: Princeton University videos — Three Students and Four Professors — Take Two. The Three Professors are: Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School (who served on the Council of Economic Advisors for Presidents Obama and Clinton); Nobel Laureate and Molecular Biologist, Eric Wieschaus; and Grammy Award winning composer and Chair of the Department of Music, Steve Mackey. The Four Students are: two women basketball stars, best friends, one Jewish the other Palestinian; an extraordinarly gifted robotics senior; and a visionary sculptor from Turkey.
The documentary Bending Sticks has been accepted into FIFA (Festival International du film sur l’art) in Montreal. FIFA specializes in films about art with over 300 art films screening all over the city. It has also been accepted into the RVA Environmental Film Festival in Richmond, VA in February, and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in March where it will screen at the Corcoran Art Gallery.