From the files of Dr. Fiona H. Burnett.

The Misselthwaite Archives is a modern adaptation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, told through a series of online videos, images, and written vignettes.

View the trailer and find out more at misselthwaitearchives.com.

We just released the first piece of multimedia content for The Misselthwaite Archives! Here’s one of Mary’s questionnaires from her second session with Dr. Burnett.

Many thanks to our awesome multimedia producer, scatter—the—nuns!

After agreeing to try a threesome to spice up their relationship, a married couple takes to Craigslist to find a third partner.

Pencil Ink Productions presents the director’s cut of "Something New," a short film created for the 48 Hour Film Project in Portland, OR. The film was written and shot from August 1-3, 2014.

Required Elements:
Genre: Romance
Character: Tina or Trevor DuMonde, a racer
Prop: a mirror
Dialogue: “I looked at it a long time before I saw it.”

The version of this film that premiered on August 6th at the Hollywood Theater (with editing also completed during the 48 hour period) is available on YouTube.

Seeking writers/multimedia team for The Misselthwaite Archives


Pencil Ink Productions is seeking writers and visual artists to join our development team for The Misselthwaite Archives, a multimedia web series adaptation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. (This series is similar to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and The Autobiography of Jane Eyre.) More information and a teaser trailer can be found at misselthwaitearchives.com.

We are looking for:

1) Screenwriters to join our writers’ room, develop the story, and pen a few episodes! Screenwriting experience preferred, but not necessary. (Strong storytelling skills are more important to us than whether or not you know how to format a script.) Experience working with online video or adaptations is a plus.

2) Multimedia team members to create in-world story content for our website! We need people who can create written documents (emails, newspaper articles, psych evals, school essays), as well visual images (posters/flyers, call logs, receipts, travel tickets, social media accounts). Photoshop/graphic design skills will be necessary to mimic the layouts of various documents. Familiarity with a variety of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat) is a plus.

(It’s worth noting that we haven’t been referring to this as “transmedia” because the social media elements will not be live or interactive, but will instead be screencaps posted on the website; imagine it as an online epistolary novel.)

The show will run from January through May/June of 2015, but development meetings will begin in September 2014. We’d like most of the team to be located near Portland, Oregon, but we are open to considering people from other locations, especially for the media team, provided you can attend meetings via Skype or Google Hangouts.

As this is a passion project on a practically-zero budget, all positions are unpaid.

If you are interested in writing episodes or contributing to the multimedia team, please send an email with the subject “Misselthwaite Development Team” to contact@pencilinkproductions.com. Let us know why you’re interested in the project, and attach a resume and any writing/media samples, if available.

Feel free to contact us with any other questions!



Ok so i don’t know how many of you saw my embroidery set from last year showing women in film statistics, but to tie in with International Women’s day over on Screenqueens and the learning I’ve done in the past year, I’ve added a couple more. 

Shoutout to any and all other ladies in the filmmaking world! Pencil Ink is owned and operated by two women, and we actively try to work with other ladies when possible, especially when it comes to writers and crew. Gender balance is important!

Pencil Ink Productions presents “Out of Step,” a short film created for the 48 Hour Film Project in Portland, OR. The film was written and shot from August 2-4, 2013.

Genre: Drama
Character: Kirk or Kasia Nordenstrom, an environmentalist
Prop: Something with the number ten on it
Dialogue: “That’s not what they had in mind.”

The 48 Hour Film Project is only a week away, so in celebration, here’s the short film we created last year!

For anyone who’s unfamiliar with the 48HFP, it’s a filmmaking challenge where the utterly insane among us attempt to create a 4-7 minute film over a 48 hour weekend. At the kickoff event on Friday night, each team draws a genre for their film and receives a character, prop, and line of dialogue that they must work into the story. Then they have until Sunday night to write, shoot, and edit it all into something coherent. It’s a crazy, chaotic, whirlwind adventure, but it’s a ton of fun and often a great bonding experience! (There’s nothing quite like a lack of sleep for making friends, y’know?)

We’re incredibly excited to be participating again this year and working with the same wonderful team, and we can’t wait to show you what we come up with!



I’ve been intrigued and delighted by the increase in transmedia stories and web series popping up on YouTube, tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. In particular, I admire how people are taking advantage of the high degree of technological connectivity in today’s age to represent timeless classics. So far, I’ve found:

Literature Adaptations

Literature-Related Adaptations

Do you know of any others I can add? If so, please let me know.



Coming January 2015!

The Misselthwaite Archives is a modern adaptation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, told through a series of online videos, images, and written vignettes. Find out more at misselthwaitearchives.com.

Created by Pencil Ink Productions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr for production updates!

Announcing our newest project, a multimedia web series based on The Secret Garden!

Make sure to follow us if you want to stay up-to-date on the production! We’ll be posting more teaser videos and other material in the coming months.