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Penelope Buitenhuis

Penelope is an award winning writer and director with a distinguished career working in Europe, Japan, Canada and the US. Most recently she co-wrote and directed A Wake which won best feature at numerous festivals, receiving first prize for the screenplay at the Rhode Island Film Festival and nominated for the DGC best director award. Her ... See full bio »

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 2018 Mistress Hunter (TV Movie)
 2018 Her Stolen Past (TV Movie)
 2016 Death of a Vegas Showgirl (TV Movie)
 2016 Newlywed and Dead (TV Movie)
 2015 My Life as a Dead Girl (TV Movie) (directed by)
 2014 Not With My Daughter (TV Movie)
 2014 Honor Student (TV Movie) (directed by)
 2010 Hard Ride to Hell (Video)
 2009 A Wake
 2009 Do You Know Me? (TV Movie)
 2008 The Secrets of Pine Cove (TV Movie)
 2007 Wide Awake (TV Movie)
 2007 Time and Again (TV Movie)
 2006 The Secret of Hidden Lake (TV Movie)
 2006 Past Tense (TV Movie)
 2005 Blueprint for Disaster (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2001-2004 Paradise Falls (TV Series) (27 episodes)
- The Real Thing (2004)
- Bye Bye Baby (2004)
- The Sacrifice (2004)
- Caught You (2001)
 2004 Metropia (TV Series)
 2003 Train 48 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.16 (2003)
- Episode #1.12 (2003)
- Episode #1.4 (2003)
 2002 Killer Bees (TV Movie)
 2002 Lucky Day (TV Movie)
 2002 Bliss (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 The Waiting Room (Short)
 2000 Tokyo Girls (Documentary)
 1999 Hope Island (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 Power Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 Cold Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Bob and May Lee (1998)
- Tess (1998)
 1997 Wind at My Back (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 Giant Mine (TV Movie)
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Storm Warning (1996)
 1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Badlands (1995)
 1994 Pass (Short)
 1994 Boulevard
 1993 Trouble (TV Movie)
 1991 A Dream of Naming (Short)
 1990 Llaw (Documentary short)
 1989 Summer of Innovative Film I+II (TV Movie documentary) (co-director)
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I've done so many different kinds of projects as a director. I can be interested in so many kinds of stories, and so many ways of telling them. It's about getting at the truth...whatever that happens to be. See more »

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