Penny Palabras - Journal Entry 1

Young girl battles supernatural menace in web series ‘Penny Palabras’
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Young girl battles supernatural menace in web series ‘Penny Palabras’

Penny's experienced the paranormal for years, but getting rid of the Straw Man is proving to be a challenge. She's enlisted the help of the Librarian who always seems to know more than she lets on. A Devil's taken an interest in her as well, but Penny knows Devils can't be trusted. Her friends and family can't understand, but the Straw Man is growing more powerful every day.  

A companion piece to the upcoming web series PENNY PALABRAS

Indie filmmakers adapt graphic novel “Penny Palabras” for the small screen.

OLYMPIA, WA – What would you do if haunted by ghosts? Penny Palabras is a strong young woman finding her place in a world that doesn't always make sense. She's been troubled by the supernatural for years, but now unknowable dangers are spreading. A sinister Straw Man is stalking her and is threatening her friends and family. Penny's not like other kids – she's learned a few spells and enchantments with the help of a local librarian. Together, they've found a way to banish the Straw Man. All Penny has to do is make a deal with a Devil, but all deals with Devils come at a price. How far would you go to protect those you love?

Hot on the heels of the sprawling sci-fi comedy “Dead Drift,” writer/director Ken Carlson shifts gears to dive into creating a dark cinematic adaptation of writer/composer James B. Willard's acclaimed comic “Penny Palabras.” After successfully crowdfunding the creation of the graphic novel, Willard and Carlson began collaborating to bring Penny Palabras to the screen. Together, the two are producing a series that will explore thematic psychological elements every teenager struggles with – from social anxiety, peer acceptance, and depression to love, loyalty to and protection of family and friends. Carlson describes the show as “Gaiman-esque,” blurring the lines between reality and dream, a cross between “Paranormal Activity and Harry Potter.”

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