It's been over a year since I wrote the script, and now it's time for Penelope to move into it's first stages of pre-production.
I'm excited to announce that I will be working with Elisa Colla, who will be the lead and title role in the film. Elisa has been busy touring Australia and Asia as 'Nessarose' in the hit musical; Wicked for the last 2 years. Those who have seen the show can testify to her vocal talent and ability to steal the stage. I am privileged to be the first to welcome her on screen in a film role.
Penelope will take us back to the 1950s, to the tormenting events of an isolated soul.
Shooting is currently planned to take place in Sydney and surrounds, doubling as yesteryear Los Angeles. This poses interesting but enjoyable challenges, as we develop the techniques that will allow us to not only portray the city, but also a setting over 60 years past.
Amongst the crew I'll once again be working with Director of Photography, Patrick Frischknecht. We have worked together in this regard on many projects over the past few years, including the upcoming music video release "Jurassica" for Sydney artist Phebe Starr.
I'm looking forward to bringing you more updates as Penelope unfolds; If you are interested in being involved or lending your support, please send me an email.
- Matt Sharp