Oscar Nominated Filmmaker, Author & Art Photographer
Pen Densham is a remarkable photographer who is also an award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director with an extensive track-record in film and television. His love of the camera began in his native England where is father was a cameraman who recruited Pen at four years of age to ride an alligator in a theatrical short. He became a photographer at 15, taking photos of the Rolling Stones and selling images to various periodicals. An article in a national photo magazine titled “Go Shoot Yourself” included images of Densham himself reflected in mirrored surfaces. The inclusion of water, transparency and reflection have continued to be consistent themes in his work.
Densham emigrated to Canada at 19 and founded the company that became the Trilogy Entertainment Group with his current business partner, John Watson -- Pen would film and John edited. They have won over 60 international awards including two Oscar nominations. With the encouragement of Norman Jewison, Densham eventually came to Hollywood where he has written, produced and/or directed major films and TV shows like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft, Blown Away, Moll Flanders, The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. All the while, Densham has continued taking pictures, gradually developing a unique style of etherial images in contrast to his previous "hard forms" of landscape photography.