A24 and DirecTV have acquired North American rights to Stephen McCallum’s debut feature 1%.  The Australian crime thriller will be released in US theatres and via DirecTV. On average, A24 distributes and produces around 12 films a year. Their films have been nominated for Academy Awards fourteen times, and won their first Oscar for Best…

Ahead of the film’s premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, we’re excited to share the first look at Stephen McCallum’s feature debut: 1%! For more of Stephen’s work, check out his reel.  

It was announced yesterday that Penguin director Stephen McCallum’s debut feature “1%” will have its premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The script is written by Matt Nable who also stars alongside Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee and a large ensemble of Australian and West Australian talent. 1% is produced by Jamie Hilton and…

Following a huge year of back-to-back campaigns, Penguin director Corrie Jones reaped the benefits of his hard work by taking home the 2017 Diamond Skull for Director of the Year. Jones worked tirelessly throughout 2016, with notable credits such as ‘Stay Cool’ for Lipton, a 45sec TVC shot in a sweltering Marble Bar starring the…

Light Geist, Fremantle Art Centre’s most recent exhibition showcased works using video projection, light displays and projection which explores the potential interplay between surface and projected image. Three leading Australian artists were commissioned to create installations for Light Giest, including Penguin’s Sam Price who used projections of light to map the impulses of the mind…

Penguin’s first feature project – Mother – has made its way onto the prestigious Black List.  Announced online by Lisa Joy – Co-Creator of HBO’s Westworld – the acknowledgement is a huge win for writer Michael Lloyd Green and co-creator Grant Sputore. Since its inception in 2005 The Black List has grown to become the most prestigious honour that can…

The Penguin Empire’s Grant Sputore walked away with a coveted gold skull for “Best Direction” for his  UOB ‘Our Values Define Us’ TVC. Sam Price collected a silver gong for his work on the Smart Transport campaign ‘Let’s Go’ for 303 MullenLowe and Penguin was acknowledged with a handful of finalists for Corrie Jones‘ work with The Brand Agency throughout the year.

Sam Price – who took home a Silver prize at Friday night’s PADC awards – has joined the ranks of The Penguin Empire as a director – and to spearhead the company’s new media and technology division: “The Hatchery”. Sam’s varied background as a musician, filmmaker, animator and budding technologist, make him perfectly placed to…

RAC has launched a new brand campaign highlighting the many benefits available to RAC members. Entitled The Power of Membership and directed by Corrie Jones, the launch spot above is the first of 20 spot package produced entirely by The Penguin Empire for JWT.

Penguin Empire director Stephen McCallum has been announced as the recipient of Screenwest’s $750,000 West Coast Visions funding scheme, for his debut feature entitled: 1%. 1% is a fictional tale set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle clubs, delving into the themes of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal. It follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club, who has to betray his…