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Mark Penney

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Mark Penney
Born (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 38)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
🏳️ NationalityCanadian
🏳️ CitizenshipCanada
🎓 Alma materSeneca College
York University
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1999–present

Mark Penney (born 24 June 1982) is a Canadian born filmmaker, entrepreneur, businessman, writer, on-camera performer, musician, composer and artist.

Mark began his career in Christian television at the age of 16 before working as a camera assistant. Mark then ventured into directing local television and short films.

In 2003 Mark began directing features with the 2004 film The Right Way, filmed when he was 21.[1]A review in the Globe and Mail called The Right Way, "an old-fashioned, grim Canadian movie" that "despite its paramount flows... marks the birth of a promising young director."[2] It screened at many international film festivals and had a further limited theatrical and video on demand release in the United States. He followed that up with the 2007 experimental feature Life and the 2013 Canadian love story Le beau risque (The Beautiful Risk), The experimental drama Calla Lily was released in 2016, and Mark experimented with 360-degree video on the 2017 feature Joan.


Feature films[edit]

  • The Right Way (2004)
  • Life (2007) (experimental)
  • The Beautiful Risk (2013)
  • Calla Lily (2015)
  • Joan (2017) (360-degree video)
  • Plymouth (2019) (pre-production)


  • Quick Study (1999-2001)
  • Just The Facts (2000-2001)
  • Watercolour My Way (2002)

Short films[edit]

  • Eye for an Eye (2001)
  • We Are Getting The Olympics (documentary short) (2001)
  • Exodus (2002)
  • An-Nehr (2003)
  • The Archer (2005) (executive producer)


  1. Knight, Chris (22 June 2007). "Making babies isn't always a joke (film review)". National Post. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. Al-Solaylee, Kamal (2 June 2007). "Taking the wrong roads in the suburbs (film review)". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 15 August 2018.

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