Founded in 2016, Pennefather Films is a small independent film company based in London, England. We enjoy creating dance focused films and working on projects which explore movement and showcase new and exciting choreographies on screen. We keenly collaborate with choreographers working in a variety of dance styles.
Meet our team…
Alice Pennefather – Director
After studying photography at Falmouth College of Art, British film-maker Alice Pennefather spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. Returning to London in 2011 she rediscovered her love of dance and now works as a freelance photographer and cinematographer. With several years experience photographing for companies such as The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Garsington Opera and ZooNation, she has also developed her skills with moving image above and below the water on several commercials, major BBC and ITV dramas, short films and working on major features such as Tomb Raider, Kingsman, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Mummy (2017), Pan and Paddington 2.
The Sun is God is Alice’s second film as a director as well as director of photography. Her debut, Dreams of Giverny achieved Official Acceptance into Other Venice, Marina del Rey, Frostbite and London International Short Film Festivals in 2017 and Rosebud Film Festival in 2018.
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Charles Haswell – Producer
Ballet enthusiast and film producer Charles Haswell was born and raised in London. After a long and successful career as a company director of The David Lloyd Slazenger Racquet Club, which later became David Lloyd Leisure, he then spent 10 years as a company director of Gallery One, an art gallery with premises in London and Grayshott, Surrey.
Alongside these business successes, Charles satisfied a passion for film and television by co-founding Projector Pictures (formerly Projector Productions) with actors Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan – for which he was also a company director. Projector Productions has achieved many successful, and a number of BAFTA nominated productions, such as Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998 Channel 4), Cinderella (2000 Channel 4), Twelfth Night, Or What You Will (2003 Channel 4), Kidnap and Ransom (2011/2012 ITV1).