Shane Atkinson

| March 11, 2014

Columbia University

Shane Atkinson

Shane Atkinson was born and raised in Northern California. One of six children, his work is often inspired by his early years growing up in a large, chaotic family. Shane is a
Graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program.

In 2010, he was selected for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship. The following year, Shane was a winner at the Columbia University Screenwriting Competition. In 2012, Shane was listed on The Tracking Board’s “Top 100 Writers on the Verge.” His script Penny Dreadful was also listed on the 2012 Black List. Shane has directed a short version of Penny Dreadful that premiered at Clermont-Ferrand in February where the film won the Prix du Public (Audience Prize). The film has also received awards from the Independent Filmmaker Project and the National Board of Review.

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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

A novice crook kidnaps the wrong girl … and learns the hard way that you don’t mess with Penny. A short film by Shane Atkinson.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer