The Curiosity of Penny Parker

A children’s nursery rhyme takes on a whole new meaning in this delightfully dark tale about a little girl and her cell phone addicted mother.

Creative team

Producer: Paul Lachowich
Writer/director: Ryan Hanson

About Ryan Hanson

Ryan Hanson

Ryan is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School’s Film Production program. In 2006, he was awarded best cinematographer at the BC Student Film Festival for his work on the film The Shade.

In 2009, Ryan wrote and directed the NSI Drama Prize short film The Curiosity of Penny Parker, which has played at many festivals worldwide and was awarded first place in the KidsEye program at the 2009 Rhode Island International Film Festival. Penny Parker has also aired on CBC’s Northern Reflections program.

In January 2012 Ryan was awarded the A&E short filmmaker’s award for The Quarry. His third short, The Escapement, won best director and best actor at the Interplay Film Festival in Alberta.

He’s currently working on a new short film, Forever, Rabbit, while trying to get his first feature film off the ground Lilium.

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