Award-winning producer and director Miranda de Pencier is the founder of Northwood Entertainment, an independent film and television production company formed with a mission to create a thriving home for filmmakers with singular voices to reach broad audiences. Her credits include: ANNE WITH AN E (winner of 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Drama Series) currently streaming in 191 countries on Netflix and airing on the CBC, THANKS FOR SHARING written and directed by Academy Award nominee Stuart Blumberg (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) and starring Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow and the international pop star Pink; BEGINNERS, directed by Mike Mills and starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer
(2012 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor); ADAM starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne, and PU-239 for HBO, and executive produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh. Prior to producing, de Pencier was the Director of Development for Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, where she was involved in developing several projects including THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and SPY GAME. de Pencier made her feature film directorial debut with THE GRIZZLIES, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018 and for which she was awarded the Director’s Guild of Canada Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film. THE GRIZZLIES is currently nominated for the prestigious Humanitas Prize and recently won the Audience Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival and Italy’s Fabrique Award for Best International Film. Her first film as a director, THROAT SONG, which she also wrote, premiered at TIFF and won numerous awards including the CSA for Best Live Action Short Drama.