Alice - In Her Hands
On the set of ‘In Her Hands’ – Photo Credit: Julie Dene

Alice Pennefather – Photographer, Director and Film Maker

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.



Other Venice Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017

Marina Del Rey Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017

London International Short Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017

Rosebud Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017

Frostbite Indie Fest – Official Acceptance October 2017

Paris Short Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Myrtle Beach Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Nevada Women’s Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Door Kinetic Arts Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Utah Dance Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Jacksonsville Dance Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Flickers Film Festival, Rhode Island – Official Acceptance 2018


Cannes Short Film Corner – 2018

Imperial War Museum Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Flatlands Dance Film Festival -Official Acceptance 2018 / Audience Award

Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Arts Triangle Dance Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018 / AWARD for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Orlando Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Outlet Dance Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Rethink Dance Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018

Utah Dance Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2019 / AWARD for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY / 2ND PLACE for CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A LENS

Richmond Dance Festival – Official Acceptance 2019


For full CV please click here

To see more of Alice’s Dance photography click here


Alice Pennefather IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5125769/


Charles Haswell Headshot

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).

Further credits also include:
Boogie Woogie (2009) – Executive Producer
Dancing in the Ashes (2012) – Executive Producer
Lay Me Down (2014) – Executive Producer
The Law of Moments (2014) – Producer / Executive Producer
– Official Entry at Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 and Official
Entry at Boston Film Festival 2016.
Dreams of Giverny (2017) – Producer / Executive Producer
– Official Entry into Other Venice, Marina del Rey, Frostbite and London
International Short Film Festivals in 2017, and Rosebud Myrtle Beach, Utah
Dance, Nevada Women’s, Jacksonville Dance, Door Kinetic, Paris Short and Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2018.
The Sun is God (2018) – Producer / Executive Producer
– Official Entry into Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, Choreoscope
Dance, Imperial War Museum, Flatlands (Audience Award), Arts Triangle
Dance (Best Cinematography), Outlet Dance Project, Rethink Dance Film
Festivals 2018. Also Offical Entry into Utah Dance (Best Cinematography /
2nd Place Choreography for a Lens) and Richmond Dance Festival 2019.


Cottia Headshot
On the set of ‘In Her Hands’ – Photo Credit: Julie Dene

COTTIA THOROWGOOD – 1st Assistant Director

After a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge, Cottia returned to her more immediate passion of storytelling, working in script development for Amber Entertainment, Altered Image and Lookout Point TV. Keen to complement this experience with on-set work, she took on assisting roles in production and casting for several feature films, as well as coordinating short film festival Future Shorts, and working as Company Manager for Secret Cinema. In 2015, Cottia began her filmmaking MA at LFS, where she wrote and directed three shorts and filmed another four. Cottia graduated as a writer-director in 2018, has since directed two shorts and a commercial, and is now working as a script consultant for Wishful Thinking whilst developing her next short.