Visiting Film Artist: Joe Penna

Broadway
Showtimes: 2/22 at 7 p.m. 
 
There will be a Q&A following the 7 p.m screening of ARCTIC with writer director Joe Penna. 
 

Joe Penna is a Brazilian writer and director.

For the past 12 years, he has maintained a YouTube channel dedicated to inventive music videos and short films. The channel has garnered nearly 3 million subscribers and over 400 million views. His stop-motion short film Guitar: Impossible was selected to be displayed at the Guggenheim museum.

Penna has directed commercials for various Fortune 500 companies including Coca Cola, Disney, and Ford. He was selected as one of the top 10 new directors at the 20th Cannes Lions Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase.

His inaugural short film, MERIDIAN, stars Orlando Jones. His follow-up, INSTANT GETAWAY, was produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Penna's third short film, TURNING POINT, was selected to play at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Penna's debut feature film, ARCTIC, was shot entirely on location in Iceland and stars Mads Mikkelsen. It was part of the Official Selection for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and is currently being distributed theatrically by Bleecker Films.

Penna is currently in pre-production for STOWAWAY, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette.