PEN DENSHAM rode into the movies at age 4 on a live alligator in one of his parents theatrical shorts and started a love of cameras and story.
He founded the Trilogy Entertainment Group a Canadian and Los Angeles company, with John Watson and recently took sole ownership. Their 16 feature films and over 280 hours of TV series, collaborating with some of Hollywood’s most creative filmmakers, grossed more than $1 billion dollars.
Pen has earned Oscar nominations and over 80 international awards. His first film as a writer/director, IF WISHES WERE HORSES, was reviewed by Canada’s TV Guide as “The best dramatic film of any length and from any country that the network has ever screened.”
It caused Pen to be mentored to Hollywood by Norman Jewison. When studios rejected Pen’s revisionist story for ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES, he wrote it anyway. As Producers he and Watson shepherded their script, starring Kevin Costner, to be Warner’s largest grossing movie to that time.
Among the features Pen has written and directed are his personal version of MOLL FLANDERS, starring Morgan Freeman & Robin Wright. And HOUDINI for TNT, from Pen’s fascination for one of America’s most extraordinary characters. It starred Johnathon Schaech and Mark Ruffalo.
Along with LAND OF ENCHANTMENT Pen is working on OCEANIC a family oriented environmental adventure.
Pen was Producer on all Trilogy’s films including: BLOWN AWAY with Jeff Bridges, THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS with Jodie Foster, BACKDRAFT with Ron Howard directing, LARGER THAN LIFE with Bill Murray, BUFFALO SOLDIERS with Danny Glover, etc. And the upcoming feature, LAST FULL MEASURE (2019) with Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan and Christopher Plummer. Pen personally revived his favorite anthology TV shows 'THE OUTER LIMITS' and 'THE TWILIGHT ZONE' to award winning TV runs. Pen has also authored a best selling book on creative screenwriting: “Riding the Alligator”.