Lisa Penner-Dang Bio
I was a finalist in the Lit Laughs International Comedy Screenplay Competition Winter 2020 for my script: Kings of Cabra.
My screenplay “The Exchange Students”, placed as a quarter finalist in the Portland Screenplay Awards, Summer 2021.
My Feature screenplay: Vampires of the North End was Official Selection in Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival 2021.
I was a quarter finalist for my screenplay Mony a Mickle Maks a Muckle for the Chicago screenplay awards January 2022.
My screenplay “Mony a Mickle Maks a Muckle” placed as quarter finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Fall 2021.
My TV Pilot: Vampires of the North End Placed as Quarter Finalist for the Boston Screenplay awards. Winter 2022.
My one hour TV Pilot: Vampires of the North End placed as semi-finalist in the NYC International Screenplay Awards. Winter 2022.
My screenplay: Mony a Mickle Maks a Muckle placed as Quarter Finalist in Portland Screenplay Awards Winter 2022.
Mony a Mickle Maks a Muckle made second round selection for International Screenwriters Association Fast Track Fellowship 2022.
Vampires of the North End TV Pilot was selected Best TV Pilot Script of the Month winner March 2022. by Gothamite Monthly Film Awards.
Quarter Finalist Stage 32 Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest: Vampires of the North End. March 2022.
Lobo Tren placed as Quarter Finalist for Drama Screenplay Emerging Screenwriters May 2022.
Light Walkers placed as a Semi Finalist for Sci- Fi & Fantasy Emerging Screenwriters May 2022
Semi-Finalist in The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards for Vampires of the North End TV Pilot. May 2022.
Finalist for Best Screenplay Indiefare International Film Festival June 2022 : Feral Female Kangaroos.
Four misfit teenage girls form an all girls band. Years later, their own feral daughters try and win a song competition & recording contract. You don’t always get the kids you want, you get the kids you deserve.
Feral Female Kangaroos is a coming of age script that is written along the lines of “ Ladybird”, “ Stand by Me”, and “ Josie and the Pussycats” with a strong female cast.
The story starts in Des Moines, Iowa in 1981. Cricket Green is working, and secretly living in Etta’s Place, a Blues night club that she cleans and performs in. Coyote Willis is the owner and encourages her to start her own band. After getting thrown in detention for fighting again she is singled out by Mrs. Rumba the music teacher along with 3 other girls who have shown amazing musical talent. She makes the girls work together on writing and creating songs. They enter a band competition and just before they go on Cricket runs and breaks her ankle ending up alone, outside in a Iowa snow storm. They never get their chance to perform.Years later the girls all end up with teenage girls that attend their old high school. Pay back is a bitch. Mrs. Rumba is now Principal and takes the girls under her wing. She asks them to learn their mothers song, they never got to sing. They enter a band competition hoping to play their own song that they wrote to win. The day before the competition Crickets husband is killed having a heart attack jogging. The girls have so much heart they perform through the sadness, winning the competition. I believe the strong, diverse, female cast would appeal to today’s teens and mothers everywhere. I got the inspiration from living in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1980’s punk band scene and being a little lost myself.