Deadline Hollywood announced today that Rose Byrne will lend her voice to the titular robot in Grant Sputore’s sci-fi thriller, I AM MOTHER, starring alongside Oscar winner Hilary Swank and up-and-comer Clara Rugaard. Timothy White of Southern Light Films is producing with the project with The Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro. The film follows a lonely…

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The titular robot from Grant Sputore’s debut feature was unveiled early this month, at the epicentre of pop culture: San Diego Comic Con. Created by the geniuses at Weta Workshop, Mother took over a year to design and 6 months to build, using a mix of techniques that ranged from traditional sculpture, to cutting edge…

Stephen McCallum’s debut feature – 1% – continues it’s festival run next month, with a pair of screenings at the Sydney Film Festival. After premiering to much acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year, the film sold to prestigious indie distributor A24 for a tidy sum. Produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael…

Not satisfied working in just one dimension, The Penguin Empire’s Sam Price has taken his latest work vertical, collaborating with Ta-ku to create a 7-floor sensory experience celebrating Nike Air. The installation reinterprets the history and design language of 7 innovative Air Max shoes to create new forms of life. The evolution of Nike, shape-shifted and…

A two-time Oscar® winner for her work in the critically acclaimed Boys Don’t Cry (2000) and Million Dollar Baby (2005), Ms. Swank joins rising young actress Clara Rugaard (Good Favour, Teen Spirit) in the stylish, thought-provoking feature from Penguin director Grant Sputore. Sputore commented: “It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to the film. She is a remarkable performer who…

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…

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…