INDIEcent Exposure #19 — New Movie, “Penny Land,” Shoots in Berkshires

"Penny Land," written and directed by Billy Hahn, is currently being filmed in various locations throughout the Berkshires. Pictured are two of the film's actors, David Joseph and Jamie Greenland; composite image created with submitted photos.

“Penny Land,” written and directed by Billy Hahn, is currently being filmed in various locations throughout the Berkshires. Pictured are two of the film’s actors, David Joseph and Jamie Greenland; composite image created with submitted photos.

In “Penny Land” a new film being filmed in the Berkshires by Billy Hahn, a young man drifts aimlessly through life dreaming about striking rich by betting on the shady world of penny stocks. As his dream becomes an obsession he creates a stock scheme that could destroy himself and everyone around him.

In this episode (actually our first INDIEcent episode with a filmaker, I think…) we speak with Billy Hahn, director, producer and writer of “Penny Land.” The film is being filmed and produced locally, with local cast and crew, at very recognizable locations. In addition to helping support the film through its Indiegogo crowd-funding site, fans of Hahn and the actors are connecting with the project through its Facebook page.

"Penny Land" writer and director Billy Hahn.

“Penny Land” writer and director Billy Hahn.

After attended the School of the Visual Arts in New York City, Hahn went to work on independent feature films and commercials. As a production assistant and property master, he worked with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Asner, Roger Rees, Robert Townsend, Wes Bentley, Matthew Lillard, Amanda Peet and Bokeem Woodbine. Later, he directed, produced, wrote, and photographed the film, “Merwinsville.” which achieved national and international acclaim. winning several awards.

We also speak with my former colleague at Shakespeare & Company, David Joseph. David’s theatre and film experience is extensive, and definitely worth checking out at his website.

David Joseph was featured in the September issue of The Artful Mind, and has a number of upcoming projects, including A reading of:

“I Married the Ice Pick Killer”

by Carol Muske-Dukes
presented by the Harold Clurman Playwrights Division
Tuesday, December 17, 2015; 7:00 p.m.
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 West 27th Street, Floor 3
New York, NY 10001 United States + Google Map
Free and open to the public

 

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