Momentary Vitality

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Joel Penner is a filmmaker who uses photo scanners and DSLRs to create timelapses of plants, fungi and more growing and dying, with the goal of creating films that celebrate the beauty of everyday existence. He has made numerous art films set to music and hosted artistic/educational video presentations on various topics including mosses and common weeds.

He has had showings of his work in both Canada and Europe. In 2018 he contributed to National Geographic's One Strange Rock natural history documentary series. Currently he is finishing a collaborative film on our relationship with decay entitled Wrought.


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Contact him by email at joelcpenner@gmail.com.

Press:

- Beauty in the Slow Decay / The Uniter (2012)
- Momentary Vitality / Stylus Magazine (2012)
- Interview about showcase of work on CBC Radio One Information Radio (2014)
- Missing the forest for the weeds / Stylus Magazine (2014)
- Interview with England's Wildscreen Film Festival for receiving ROAR Talent Bursary to attend festival (2014)
- Wild Winnipeg: See the feast of edible weeds growing in the West End / CBC Manitoba (2018)