At Runaway Pen Productions, we are dedicated to high quality, professional independent filmmaking. Drawing from years of learning, an understanding of  cinematic language, past techniques, and taking advantage of brand new technologies, filmmakers Mikel J. Wisler and Andrew Gilbert seek to bring compelling stories to the screen. 

We are not simply focused on flashy techniques, however. We long to tell stories we find truly compelling; stories that explore meaning of life questions and the nature of humanity and our world.

Recent Films:

Exposure for Runaway Pen Films:

Parallel:
  • WINNER of Best Short Film at the 2016 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards
  • nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2015 Maverick Movie Awards
  • official selection of the 2016 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
  • distributed by Stories by the River


A Silent Universe
  • nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Maverick Movie Awards
  • nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2012 Maverick Moview Awards
  • official selection of the 2013 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
  • distributed by Stories by the River

Stop

  • WINNER of Best New England Short Film at the 2012 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
  • WINNER of The Precious Award at the 2011 Maverick Movie Awards
  • nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2011 Maverick Movie Awards
  • official selection of the 2012 Dam Short Film Festival
  • official selection of the 2011 SNOB Film Festival
  • official selection of the 2011 Onecloudfest
  • official selection of the 2011 LAFSC Alumni Film Festival


Evaluating Kaitly

  • WINNER of Best Short Film at the 2011 Vegas Media Xpo
  • official selection of the 2012 Lifetree Film Fest
  • official selection of the 2011 Dam Short Film Festival


Always Reaching

  • official selection of the 2010 River Bend Film Festival
  • official selection of the 2009 Hollywood East Film Festival
  • distributed by Stories by the River


Cold October

  • WINNER of Best Screenplay
  • nominated for Best Horror Short Film
  • shown on Movieola (Canadian Cable station)
  • for sale on DVD through www.indieflix.com
  • official selection of the 2009 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
  • official selection of the 2009 Sacramento Horror Film Festival
  • official selection of the 2009 Dam Short Film Festival
  • official selection of the 2008 International Film Festival of India (Short Film Center)
  • for sale on DVD through DamShortFilm.org
  • represented for international sales by Ouat Media (Canada)
  • distributed by IndieFlix
  • distributed by Indie Media Entertainment


Cellar Door
  • WINNER of the 2007 Cinephile Film Arts Grant
  • official selection of The Indiana Festival of Independent Film and Video 2008
  • official selection of The IU South Bend Independent Video and Filmmaker's Festival 2008
  • represented for international sales by Ouat Media (Canada)
  • shown on Movieola (Canadian cable station)


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  • distributed on Dream TV Systems (as a single short film)