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© 2018 by Dr. Penelope Productions

PSYCHICOLOGIST

Team

Executive Producer

Tom Rickman

(in Memoriam)

Writer/Director Annika Hylmö loves fantasy, spirituality and pragmatic reality. She has a background in film and entertainment that includes academic research, consulting, and extensive work at the American Film Institute's Conservatory. She tells stories about active, smart women and girls who challenge themselves to create their own futures.

Writer/Director

Annika Hylmö

Tom Rickman has not only been nominated for an Oscar as writer of the film Coal Miner's Daughter in 1981 but he has also been nominated for 2 Emmy's for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries for The Reagans (2004) & Truman(1996). In 2000 he also won the Humanitas Prize in the 90 minute category for Tuesdays With Morrie.

Our beloved Maestro passed away in September, 2018, but his imprint remains with us. Dr. Penelope still talks with him regularly.

Cinematographer

Geoff Schaff

 CINEMATOGRAPHER - After Director/Cinematographer Geoff Schaff completed his MA at the State University of California, he worked in documentary films, earning a total of 4 Emmys and 13 Emmy nominations. Among Schaaf's documentary credits was the early reality show, LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS. Schaaf's first Hollywood DP credit was the 1990 CHINA LAKE MURDERS, starring Tom Skerritt and Michael Parks.

Schaaf served as Director of Photography on hundreds of hours of episodic series including SEAQUEST DSV, FORTUNE HUNTER, EARLY EDITION, SWAMP THING, THE BURNING ZONE, FIRE COMPANY 132, JACK AND JILL, CHARMED, and others.

PSYCHICOLOGIST

Cast

Sandi McCree - Mrs. ELLIOTT

DR. PENELOPE

DR. PENELOPE—Julia’s opinionated feisty childhood puppet friend who insists on challenging Julia’s assumptions about the world.

Jason Grasl - THOMAS

THOMAS is a Native American delivery guy with a talent for writing graphic novels who brings Julia surprisingly profound messages through his stories

 

He will be captured by Jason Grasl, who is a Native actor and writer, known for The Seminarian (2010) and Demeter: Surrender (2007).

Carrie Madsen - LYNDA

LYNDA McLUHAN—Julia’s psychic mother encourages Julia to finish her dissertation in peace and quiet at her home after a conversation with Julia’s dead father.

She will be captured by Carrie Madsen, who is an actress and writer, known for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016), Ask J (2015) and Good Girls Revolt (2015).

Katie Koster - JULIA

Our story follows JULIA McLUHAN—a graduate student trying to finish her dissertation in psychology so that she can follow in the footsteps of her MD/Ph.D. father.

 

Julia will be brought to life by Katie Koster who was born as Katharine Koster. She is an actress and director, known for Class Dismissed (2015) and Congratulations Mr. Gonzalez! (2010).

Katie Koster - JULIA

Our story follows JULIA McLUHAN—a graduate student trying to finish her dissertation in psychology so that she can follow in the footsteps of her MD/Ph.D. father.

 

Julia will be brought to life by Katie Koster who was born as Katharine Koster. She is an actress and director, known for Class Dismissed (2015) and Congratulations Mr. Gonzalez! (2010).

Jacqui Lynn Phung - SARAH

SARAH—perky and quirky, she is certain that her romance and family problems can only be solved with the help of Dr. Penelope’s advice.

 

She is played by Jacqui Lynn Phung, an actress and producer, known for Happy Birthday, Claire (2016) and The Worst Year of My Life (2015).

MRS. ELLIOT—Lynda’s grounded African American client is convinced that psychics can communicate with the other world and refuses to let Julia believe otherwise.

 

Sandi McCree is known for her performance as Bobby Brown's mother in the New Edition Story and her edgy, street-tough performance as "Delonda Brice" on HBO's The Wire. Her TV credits also include The Closer Cold Case and Criminal Minds.