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Penelope Buitenhuis

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As an experimental director, Penelope Buitenhuis is best known for using Super 8 and 16mm film to capture her subjects, which have ranged from political anarchists to trendy Japanese bar hostesses. Originally from Canada, she studied at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver under experimental filmmakers David Rimmer and Al Razutis. Attracted to revolutionaries and the punk movement, she moved to Berlin in 1984 and created "Alternative Squatting" and "We Just Want to Live Here," which chronicled the lives of young squatters in Europe. She continued making low-budget short films, which were often screened in festivals and alternative cinemas. Buitenhuis' 1989 film "Llaw" (wall spelled backwards) explored political disillusionment during the fall of the Berlin Wall. It won the Jury Prize at the 1990 European Media Art Festival and subsequently gained a lot of attention worldwide. Her short films were also showcased at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in her retrospective "Guns, Girls and Guerrillas." By the 1990s Buitenhuis entered mainstream cinema and directed television series such as "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" and the popular Canadian crime saga "Cold Squad." As she became settled as an established television director, Buitenhuis backtracked to her nonconformist identity and released "Tokyo Girls," which won multiple awards and nominations for its striking examination of the seedy underworld of fast-paced Tokyo nightclubs. In the mid-2000s, Buitenhuis' main focus was directing made-for-TV crime thrillers for Canadian networks.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Am I a Serial Killer? Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Stolen Past Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mistress Hunter Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Stolen Past Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newlywed and Dead Director - 2016
No Score Yet 30% Death of a Vegas Showgirl Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Client Seduction Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Student Director - 2014
No Score Yet 67% My Life as a Dead Girl Director - 2014
No Score Yet 13% Hard Ride to Hell Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wake Director - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do You Know Me Director - 2009
No Score Yet 52% Whispers and Lies Director - 2008
No Score Yet 40% Time and Again Director - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Hidden Lake Director - 2006
No Score Yet 47% Past Tense Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Higgins Clark's Lucky Day Director - 2002
No Score Yet 30% Killer Bees Director - 2002
No Score Yet 33% Dangerous Attraction Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giant Mine Director - 1996
No Score Yet 11% Boulevard Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble Director - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Train 48 Director 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Play Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Squad Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Director 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wind at My Back Director

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