Behind the Scenes of Sid Penrose: Notes from the Writer / Director Like a lot of my story ideas, the concept of Sid Penrose came from a dream. It wasn’t my dream this time, however. This one came from the zzzz’s of a good friend of mine, Doug Cochrane. He presented the idea to me … Read more
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