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  Faith Pennick
Professional/Personal Overview
  My talents are multi-faceted. I am a writer, public relations specialist, filmmaker and proofreader. My work has covered subjects including reproductive rights, labor issues, gentrification, body image and mental health. I have written pieces for (the former) Africana.com, the DOC NYC film festival, 1199SEIU, and 40Acres.com (Spike Lee's web site).
Work Info
Copywriter 10 Years
Director 10 Years
Writer 20 Years
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Women's Issues 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
TheLearnedFangirl.com (1-2), DOC NYC film festival (1-2), Africana.com (now HuffPo Black Voices) (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
1199SEIU (11+), Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network (1-2), Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (1-2)
Other Work History
indy filmmaker - owner, Organized Chaos Mediaworks; communications specialist, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, asst. account manager: Connors Communications.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, HTML
Technical Skills
Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop
Foreign Language Skills
proficient in French
available upon request
NARAL Pro-Choice America, Roxbury Film Festival, Personal PAC of Illinois
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
writing samples  
(TheLearnedFangirl.com, 11/22/2013)
A short, mid-season review of American Horror Story: Coven and how the television show depicts its African American characters.
(TheLearnedFangirl.com, 11/14/2013)
An review of the Oscar-winning film "12 Years a Slave" that segues into a cinematic and cultural survey of the filmography of director Steve McQueen. (NOTE: The hard copy is too large to upload to this page. Please visit the URL to read the piece).
(DOC NYC film festival, 11/4/2010)
A promotional article for the documentary "Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon", which screened at the DOC NYC film festival. Director Paul Clarke was interviewed for the piece.
(1199SEIU, 10/31/2008)
1) A press release announcing a campaign victory for workers. 2) A flyer written to convince health care workers to vote to join 1199.
(Africana.com, 8/22/2001)
page two of online dating article
(Africana.com, 8/22/2001)
Article written about African Americans who use online dating sites.
(40Acres.com/McLean Greaves, 10/20/1996)
Copy for the splash page of the original 40acres.com, the web site for acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee.
film/video work  
(independent documentary, 2/1/2010)
The trailer from my 2010 documentary film "Weightless" that aired on the former Documentary Channel. Credits: director/producer/co-editor
(1199SEIU, 10/15/2008)
A video I shot and edited showing Warwick Healthcare Campus urging other colleagues to vote to join 1199.
(independent documentary, 2/20/2007)
An excerpt from my award-winning documentary film, "Silent Choices." Excerpt features Angela describing the illegal abortion she had in college. Credits: director/producer/editor
Contact Info
  Faith Pennick
Brooklyn, NY 

Tel: 718-909-0926  
E-Mail: blackgirlfilm@yahoo.com
Website: http://