A film by Annika Hylmö
Is it science or intuition?
About DR. PENELOPE
DR. PENELOPE tells the story of JULIA, an introverted graduate student struggling to finish her psychology research finds life disrupted by her mother’s feisty psychic puppet, PENELOPE, who insists on teaching her the importance of intuition and the meaning of human connection.
It is at its heart about a woman struggling to be whole in today’s world.
JULIA wants to make a difference, to be the positive change she would like to see in the world. Despite her strength and compassion, she is lost amid the pressures and barriers many young women face until she learns valuable lessons taught by people she meets through unexpected encounters.
As an academic and a creative, I have always been driven to explore the intersections between the known and the unknown. I have always been fascinated by stories telling tales that give rise to our curiosity about the mystery of faith and our need for logical explanations. Since childhood, I have had an awareness of the existence of something inexplicable in my existence.
Much as Julia in DR. PENELOPE experiences a struggle reconciling these different parts of ourselves, I too am looking for ways to reconcile my beliefs into an integrated whole. Not easy in the chaotic world that we live in! DR. PENELOPE explores these themes and their impact on family and community.
Like many, Julia resolves to detach herself emotionally by immersing herself in books and certainty, only to discover that the world is full of contradictions that can only be resolved by developing relationships and connections with other people, no matter how similar or different from herself they may seem. She finds that the only way to live is by accepting the existence of both science and mystery, not by living separately from either. It is a struggle that I think many of us can relate to.
Annika Hylmö, Ph.D.
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John Church • Joe Garrity • Justin Giddings
Toy Lei • Phil Linson • Patty Meyer • Eric Whitmore
Paul Blomdahl • Ana Escobar-Miles • Kajsa Hylmö • Mandy Boesche Minna Madzunkova • Devon Scheef • Haley Silver • Staffan Simonsson
INTUITIVES & INTELLECTUALS
Amedeo and Cheryl Grassia • Marco Hernandez • Meloney Hudson •
Ernie Marjoram • Sharyn Nichols • Susan Phares • Kathy Rowan •
Afra Stenstrom • Denise Ward • Michael Zannettis
705 Hollywood • Phyllis • Lane Aikin • Mohit Agarwal • Beverly Badoy • Andra and Peter Brokelschen • Ana Chu • Lynn Cooper • Zoraida R. Cozier • Lori Czeskleba • Kesha Engel • Jim Ford • Fritz Foy • Shiv Ganesh • Catharina Gerken • Justin Giddings • Rebecca Hale • Glenn Harcourt • Marques Harper • Callie Holmes • Diane Hufstedler-Lincoln • Ivy January • Ari Kankainen • Eric Katz • Keenan King • Boel Kolber and Jerry Singer • Christian Koster • Sam Levine • Helena Linton Eriksson • Edie Loper Johns • Ellen Mainthow • Robert Mainthow • Pamela Miller • Selina Ringel • Christine Schultz • Gale Shornick • Lisa Singer Haese • Erik Steigen • Christina Sterling • Sarah Wall • Susie Wampler • Jon Warner
Lisa Ali • Anonymous • Anonymous • Anonymous • Natalia Baldochi • Dawna Ballard • Denise Brassard • Jon Bristol • Wan Yin Chan • Noshir Contractor • Nick Cosmo • Josie Dapar • Beth DeArauajo • Lee Dollar • Brooke Dooley • Ashley Eakin • Elisabeth Ekornes-Leone • Isabel Ellison • Meg Favreau • Sarah Flores • Jeffrey Alexander Hamilton • Woody Henriksen • Megan Herring • Silvia Gallini • Carina Gallo • Sarah Gamazo • David Garcia • Ian Gerstel • Belinda Gosbee • Tracy Grant • Devyn Grassia • Amanda Grazioli • Glenn Hanna • Christine Hassay • Ruffa Hylmö • Beverly Jackson • Chantelle James • April Jergens • Danae Jones • Sydney K. • Maureen Kapp • Helene Kastenbaum • Connie Kim • Paige Morrow Kimball • Gretchen Koerner • Sandra Kokic • Katie Koster • Kevin Lacey • Laura Lanoil • Therese Lentz • Eric Linneman • Carl D. Lentz • John Leopold • Loren Lester • Meina Liu • Deborah Logan • Sarah Logan • Kaj Malmsten • Alison Marek • Margrete • Mayor 307 • Patty Meyer • Logan Muszynski • Nancy • Joann Napolitano • Mark Netter • Terlyn Nowell • Ken Ochiai • Phil Olson • Patricia Palleschi • Paula Perlman • Irene Peet • Laureen Poole • Sophia Possidon • Daniel Raim • Marissa Redington • Fajlaune Reigle • Tim Reinschauer • Angeles del Rio • Chris del Rio • Laura Ruddy • Marc Salgia • Vickie Sampson • Rhyan Schwartz • Michele Scotto • David Sobolov • James M Strottmann • Daisy Swan • Tammy • Paul Tigue • Aare Tilk • Sheryl Tirol • Usman • Caroline Waters • Stephen Weed • Mack Wei • Michelle Wiener • Diane Willcox • Kelly Geisler Wilson • Chad Wood