Copper Pen Pictures is an indie film production company located in Northeast Texas. Our goal is to produce entertaining and thought-provoking films. Our plan is to produce several short films as we build our brand. Our long-term goal is to produce feature-length films.
Copper Pen Pictures started as a division of Copper Pen Press, LLC. After several years, it was decided that the company would discontinue print media, focusing on the work of the film division. Copper Pen Press then become Copper Pen Pictures, LLC.
Early in 2019, we wrapped up our first film – The Exit Bag. The script was written by Copper Pen Pictures President Ron Hervey. Directed by Juan Espinosa, the film was produced in association with his Espinosa Entertainment.
In the film, Philip Canton, played by Mike Pickering, has lost the will to live after the death of his wife and soulmate. He explores ways to end his miserable existence. After researching suicide methods, he settles on what appears to be a easy way out. But what awaits him on the other side?
The Exit Bag made its world premiere on July 27, 2019 at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. The film was also screened at the Lost River Film Festival in San Marcos, Texas on October 20, 2019. We have hopes that The Exit Bag will continue to have a successful run on the film festival circuit.
Our latest project, Broken Dreams, is in pre-production. Based on an award-winning script by Ron Hervey, the film follows two nursing home roommates as they attempt to swipe pills that will give them vivid illusions of being young again.
In 2019, the Broken Dreams screenplay won Best Short Screenplay at the Red Dirt Film Festival in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In the same year it won Best Screenplay at the Calcasieu Parish Short Film Festival in Sulphur, Louisiana, Best Comedy Short Screenplay at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, and top short screenplay at the Sunny Side Up Film Festival in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Broken Dreams came in second in the screenplay competition at the Rendezvous Film Festival at Amelia Island Florida. The script was a finalist at the Twister Alley Film Festival, Lake Charles Film Festival, Bare Bones International Film Festival, Austin Comedy Short Film Festival and the Houston Comedy Film Festival.
Production is slated for early 2020. For more information check out the Broken Dreams website.
Check back often as Copper Pen Pictures continues to grow.