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…

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.

Marble Bar. Australia’s hottest town. A place where the mercury is frequently found dancing between 44-45ºC on the thermometer. What better place to demonstrate the refreshing effect of Lipton Ice Tea? Inspired by the sweltering heat of WA’s far north, Ten CI commissioned The Penguin Empire to produce a 45 second TVC and a suite of digital content as…

Break the Barrier picked up a few more nods on the international awards circuit, winning 2 Effies at this evening’s award show. Meanwhile, across town, it was being recognised with two finalist at the ADMA AC&E shortlist announcement. Not bad for an evening’s work. Both awards celebrate the marriage between creativity and effectiveness.  While the…

It’s taken us a while to getting around to announce it, but the Penguins have flown the coop and moved from Mount Lawley to Leederville. You can see some photos of our new fit out above. The move not only allows the Penguins to be closer to their agency partners, but also all the food and drink…

At the 53rd D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony, which took place tonight (21st May), “Break The Barrier” was one of the lucky few to pick up a Graphite Pencil in the highly competitive Film category – one of only 10 awarded internationally. D&AD is widely considered to be the most competitive and most prestigious international award…

The Penguin Empire’s latest campaign for UWA had the honour of being selected as “Pick Of The Week” in the national print addition of AdNews; and featured in SHOTS online. The commercial was filmed in 4 countries and 9 cities over 2 weeks.  The making of the commercial will be covered in depth, in an upcoming issues…