Frustrated with current events, a teenage boy creates a compelling device that can change the world if only he could get his community to buy it. PG

  • Wendy Pennington
    Red Dots, Something Borrowed
  • Wendy Pennington
    Service Animal
  • Wendy Pennington
    Service Animal, Red Dots, Something Borrowed
  • Stuart Glass
    Red Dots, Service Animal
  • Suzy Simpson
  • Ethan Simpson
    Key Cast
  • Wendy Pennington
    Key Cast
    Service Animal, Red Dots
  • Tom More
    Director of photography and editor
    Red Dots
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    comedy, Political comedy, satire, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Rhino Comedy Shorts Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    March 13, 2021
    Best Actor nominee, Best Short nominee, Best Comedy nominee
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    United States
    Best Editing nominated
  • Hang On To Your Shorts
    New Jersey
    United States
    Best Comedy nominee, Best Short Short nominee,
  • Lake Travis Film Festival
    Lakeway, TX
    United States
    June 13, 2021
Director Biography - Wendy Pennington

Award winning screenwriter, actress, director and creator of Improv Dallas, Wendy Pennington, has been entertaining since childhood. After performing at The Dallas Children's Theater, she moved to Los Angeles where she performed on screen with such greats as Steve Martin, Adam West, Tim Conway and recurred on TV in "California Dreams," in front of a live studio audience. After working in Hollywood for 14 years on and off screen, she moved back to Dallas for family and has successfully directed films, commercials and stage shows. Her screenwriting recently got her into a Sundance program where she learned more about producing and directing.

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Director Statement

This film, "F News," comes out of my frustration over people believing conspiracies and fake news. I love setting it in comedy as it allows for us to look at this problem with humor.