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"David Lynch's filmmaker daughter, Jennifer, proves a natural on-camera talent in Penny Vozniak's directing debut."
The Hollywood Reporter

"This is a penetrating, highly entertaining portrait of Lynch as an artist and single mother living through the despairing lows and exhilarating highs of filming on the subcontinent."
Richard Kuipers, Variety

"This is priceless documentary that is a must see, must own, and must be experienced. I felt deeply enthralled with this film. This is a film that will remain in my consciousness as a thought provoking and powerful teaching tool on the horrors and wonders of film making."
A Bucket of Corn

"Vozniak shines a light on this controversial and misunderstood director, and everyone’s falling in love with her. Despite the Gods is a joy from start to finish."
Sophia Satchell Baeza, Grolsch Film Works

"Despite the Gods is essential viewing for any filmmaker, film fan and anyone with an interest in true documentary filmmaking that puts modern day reality television to shame and avoids the typical ‘”talking heads” route."
Films and Moving Pictures

"It is one of the strongest films about the trials and madness of moviemaking that you will ever encounter."
Fantasia

“Despite The Gods is a low budget docu-delight. Lynch is the beating, empathic heart of the film, an endearing combination of raw emotional honesty and self-deprecating humor."
Samantha Chater, Indie Wire

"Simply a wonderful film for any fans of filmmaking and one of my personal favorites of the festival so far."
David Voigt, Toronto Independent Film Examiner

"Despite the Gods stands alone as a valuable and brutally honest insight into the everyday life of a full time director and single mother. The film also provides us with a snapshot into the culture of modern day India, with particular emphasis on the themes of sexuality, poverty and class systems."
Filmbiotic

"Despite the Gods creates a loving portrait of an honest woman who stands up for what she believes in and strives to create something of value."
Jason Reed, The 500 Club

"It's a rare doc that starts out with me not caring about the protagonist and ends with me adding her to my have-dinner-with fantasy list."
BRIEF reviews by KAT

"Penny Vozniak’s compelling documentary Despite the God’s captures the literal blood, sweat and tears involved in the process of making a film."
Winsome Walker, Megaphone Oz

"DESPITE THE GODS is destined to be a classic."
Rue Morgue

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REVIEWS:

Haddonfield Horror - 15th May 2015
Despite The Gods: I want to hug Jennifer Lynch

Dread Central - 15th May 2015
Despite the Gods (2015)

A Bucket of Corn - 19th May 2015
Despite the Gods (2015)

The Examiner - 7th February 2014
DC Independent Film Festival: Despite The Gods (documentary), review

The Examiner - 18th October 2013
Filmmaker Jennifer Lynch Shines in Documentary 'Despite the Gods'

Chicagoist - 18th October 2013
CIFF Review:
Jennifer Lynch Joins Directorial Disasterporn Hall of Fame in 'Despite the Gods'

Indie Outlook - 17th October 2013
CIFF Exclusive: Three Must-See Docs

Popcorn Conversations - 10th October 2013
Despite the Gods: A Documentary Chronicling the Experiences of Making Hisss

The Examiner - 9th October 2013
Despite the Gods: Chicago International Film Festival

SBS - 10th May 2013
Nightmare film shoot spun into fascinating documentary

Film Blerg - 7th May 2013
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne: Despite the Gods

Grolsch Film Works - 3rd May 2013
Despite the Gods

Fool's Views with Dr. AC - 29th January 2013
Despite the Gods: Movie Review

The Hollywood Reporter - 3rd December 2012
Despite the Gods: Film Review

The 500 Club - 15th November 2012
Brisbane International Film Festival: Despite the Gods

Films and Moving Pictures - 3rd October 2012
Despite the Gods

I-Flicks.net - 2nd October 2012
Raindance Film Review: Despite the Gods

Filmbiotic - 3rd September 2012
Despite the Gods

Planet Fury - 24th August 2012
Despite the Gods (2012)

Dream Movie Cast - 17th August 2012
Fantasia 2012: ‘Despite The Gods’

Arrow in the Head - 9th August 2012
Fantasia 2012 Review: Despite the Gods

Twitch - 6th August 2012
Fantasia 2012 Review: DESPITE THE GODS

Media Gluttony - 5th August 2012
50/50 (Round 2) Challenge Movie #77: Despite the Gods

Cult MTL - 4th August  2012 
Jennifer Lynch to Bollywood hell and back

Screen Space - 26th June 2012
Despite the Gods

Variety - 19th June 2012
Despite the Gods

Rave Magazine - 14th June 2012
INFORMER CINEMA: Sydney Film Festival 2012 - Highlights

The Unflinching Eye - 10th June 2012
SFF 2012: Despite The Gods

Twitch - 9th June 2012
Sydney 2012 Review: DESPITE THE GODS

Megaphone Oz - 6th June 2012
Film Review: Despite the Gods

Arts Hub - 30th May 2012
Despite the Gods

Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind - 14th May 2012
Hot Docs 2012 - "Despite The Gods"

JWR - 5th May 2012
Cinema of the absurd

Big Thoughts from a Small Mind -  6th May 2012
Hot Docs Mini Review: Despite the Gods

Indie Wire - 1st May 2012
Hot Docs Roundup: 'Despite The Gods' Fascinates

Entertainment Maven - 30th April 2012
HOT DOCS 2012 - Despite the Gods Review

Cinemablographer.com - 29th April 2012
Hot Docs Day 3: Despite the Gods

Examiner.com - (YouTube) -28th April 2012
Checking in from the festival line ups Hot Docs 2012 At a Glance

Twitch - 27th April 2012
HotDocs 2012: DESPITE THE GODS Review

The Substream.com - (YouTube) -27th April 2012
HotDocs 1 Minute Critic - Despite The Gods

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INTERVIEWS:

The Melita Journals - 2nd August 2014
Art Directed by God

Indie Outlook - 26th November 2013
Jennifer Lynch and Penny Vozniak on "Despite the Gods"

The Establishing Shot - 19th October 2013
Filmmaker Jennifer Lynch Talks to Yours Truly in an Exclusive Interview

The Examiner - 23rd October 2013
Searching for Joy: Jennifer Lynch and Penny Vozniak talk about Despite the Gods

Cinema Directives - 22nd October 2013
Jennifer Lynch Tells it Like it is

The Examiner - 24th October 2013
Jennifer Lynch Talks Filmmaking Against all Odds - and 'Despite the Gods'

UR Chicago Magazine - 28th October 2013
Jennifer Lynch

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne - 13th May 2013
Master Class with Penny Vozniak

Movieland - 2nd May 2013
CJ and Penny Vozniak on DESPITE THE GODS

Stockholm International Film Festival - 14th November 2012
Interview with Penny Vozniak (video)

VICE Magazine - 26th September 2012
More Than David's Daughter: An Interview with Jennifer Lynch

Yell Magazine - 8th August
Fantasia 2012:
Jennifer Lynch Talks Up “CHAINED” And Her Favorite David Lynch Movies (Video)

Fantasia 2012 - 4th August 2012
Despite the Gods - Jennifer Lynch Interview (Video)

Spectacular Optical - The Official Webzine of Fantasia Film Festival - 4th August 2012
“They call them witnesses because they’ve seen things” - Jennifer Lynch Interview

Delima Shanti - 17th July 2012
Interview with Jennifer Lynch 

Rue Morgue - 22nd June 2012
RUE MORGUE PODCAST – JENNIFER CHAMBERS LYNCH

Horrorphilia You Tube Channel - 25th June 2012
Jennifer Lynch - Despite The Gods Interview w/ Horrorphilia.com

Everguide - 13th June 2012
Interview:Jennifer Lynch: From Behind The Camera to In Front of It

FBI 94.5FM Radio - Radio Interview with Penny Vozniak - 9th June 2012
Interview begins at the 36:45 minute time mark on the 9th June Episode

Eastside FM Art's Interviews - Radio Interview with Penny Vozniak - 7th June 2012
Penny Vozniak (Director - Despite the Gods) IV 2012.06.07 22.06

The Australian - Jennifer Lynch Interview - 7th June 2012
Indian snake tale gets second bite

The Brag - Jennifer Lynch Interview - June 2012
[SFF: Interview] Despite The Gods

The Music - Jennifer Lynch Interview - June 2012
The Making Of Despite The Gods

SBS on Demand (Video) - 6th June 2012
Despite the Gods — Penny Vozniak

ABC Radio Sydney - Interview with Penny Vozniak - 5th June 2012
Despite the Gods, a documentary emerges

Sydney Film Festival - May 2012
Penny Vozniak Interview

Rue Morgue (Pod Cast) - 18th May 2012
Rue Morgue Podcast - Penny Vozniak

The Electric Playground (Video) - 8th May 2012 (Interview with Director Penny Vozniak)
Despite the Gods – Behind the Scenes

Asia Documentary Network - 27th April 2012 (Interview with Director Penny Vozniak)
Penny Vozniak (Australia): "very personal stories are actually the stories of the whole world"

My Bindi.com - 26th April 2012 (Interview with Director Penny Vozniak)
Hot Docs Interview: ‘Despite the Gods’ is Real and Raw

The Times of India - 20th April 2012 (Interview with Director Penny Vozniak)
I have great respect for Mallika: Penny Vozniak

Planet Fury - 20th April 2012 (Interview with Director Penny Vozniak)
Penny Vozniak's 'Despite The Gods' Interview: 'Raw, Intimate, No Bullshit'

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POSTS AND ARTICLES:

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 26th July 2015
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Eight “The Removed Observer Gets the Last Word" (Part 8 of 8)"

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 4th July 2015
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Seven “It Ends Badly" (Part 7 of 8)

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 28th June 2015
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Six “He makes the final cut" (Part 6 of 8)

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 8th April 2015
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Five “A Silent Watcher" (Part 5 of 8)

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 11th February 2015
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Four “What Penny Vozniak Saw" (Part 4 of 8)

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 2nd December 2014
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Three “How Penny Vozniak got into it" (Part 3 of 8)

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 29th October 2014
THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter Two “What Jennifer Lynch saw” (Part 2 of 8)

AWFJ - Alliance of Woman Film Journalists - Eye on Media - 25th September 2014 THE JENNIFER-PENNY CHRONICLES: MAKING HISSS
– Chapter One “How many observers does it take to see an event?” (Part 1 of 8)

Welcome to Twin Peaks - 19th May 2015
Watch On Demand: Despite The Gods, Documentary About Jennifer Lynch’s Bollywood Odyssey

ScareTissue - 15th May 2015
Jennifer Lynch’s ‘Despite The Gods’ On VOD & DVD

Anything Horror - 14th May 2015
Jennifer Lynch Documentary, Despite the Gods, Gets Release Date

Bloody Disgusting - 8th May 2015
‘Despite the Gods’ Documents Jennifer Lynch’s Torturous Experience Directing ‘Hisss’ (Trailer)

Entertainment Weekly - 8th May 2015
Director Jennifer Lynch breaks down in behind-the-scenes doc Despite the Gods

Shock til you Drop - 8th May 2015
Trailer, Date: Despite the Gods, Jennifer Lynch and the Disastrous Production of Hisss

The Age - 4th May 2013
Indian tale a lesson in cross-cultural divides

Fangoria - 26th April 2013
Report: Stranger With My Face Horror Film Fest 2013

Film Ink - 17th April 2013d
Despite the Odds

The Mercury - 8th March 2013
Red-carpet start to horror fest

The Mercury - 7th March 2013
Beyond comparison

Stranger with my Face - 27th February 2013
Media Release: Stranger With My Face announces special international guest Jennifer Lynch

Echo Net Daily - 8th Feb 2013
Want to Make the Gods Laugh?

Mumbrella - 14th November 2012
Screen Editors’ Guild announce award nominees

IDFA - 10th November 2012
Despite the Gods has been made available for preview in the IDFA Doc Shop.

Society Magazine - India - 31st October 2012
Moving On: Despite The Odds

First Post - 10th September 2012
Appleonia - My Wanderer (Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi cover) New Music Video Release

The Evening Class - 2nd July 2012
FANTASIA 2012—JENNIFER LYNCH

Grolsch Film Works - 29th June 2012
Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival Set To Kick Off

SBS - 21st June 2012
Dungog Film Festival 2012

Indie Wire - 20th June 2012
Fantasia Fest Announces First Wave of Programming; Jennifer Lynch's "Chained" to Have World Premiere

The Hollywood Reporter - 19th June 2012
Fantasia Genre Film Fest Books Projects by Jennifer Lynch, Kern Saxton and Eric Walter

Bloody Disgusting - 18th June 2012
[Fantasia '12] First Wave Of Films Announced! ‘V/H/S, ’ ‘Chained, ’ ‘Sushi Girl, ’ ‘Doomsday Book’ & Much, Much More!!!

Scottish Documentary Blog - 13th June 2012
From Edinburgh Pitch to Festival Success

Alberts - Its all about the song - 21st May 2012
Australian Songwriters write score for Jennifer Lynch’s Bollywood Odyssey
“Despite The Gods”

Beyond Hollywood - 30th March 2012
Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Despite the Gods Explores the Torment of Filmmaking

F.I.G.H.T C.L.U.B - eternal sunshine of the spotless mind - 30th March 2012
Despite The Gods : Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss story

The Joblo Movie Network - 29th March 2012
Trailer for Despite the Gods, a documentary about Jennifer Lynch's Hisss, is here!

Bloody Disgusting - 29th March 2012
[OMFG] Behind-the-Scenes ‘Hisss’ Drama All Caught In ‘Despite the Gods’ Doc

Horror Cult Films - 29th March 2012
‘Despite the Gods’ documentary delves into the story behind Jennifer Lynch’s yet to be released movie ‘Hisss’

Spooool - 29th March 2012
David Lynch’s daughter seems a bit mad

Animal, New York - 29th March 2012
Jennifer Lynch’s Sexy Snakegirl Disaster Making-Of Doc

You Won Cannes - 29th March 2012
Despite The Gods Trailer Piques My Interest In Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss All Over Again

Igors Lab - 29th March 2012
Now This Is Real - DESPITE THE GODS Official Trailer

The Filmmaker Magazine - 28th March 2012
TRAILER WATCH: “DESPITE THE GODS”

Planet Etheria - 28th March 2012
"Despite the Gods": Penny Vozniak's Doc About Jennifer Lynch's 'Hisss'

Indiewire - 28th March 2012
Watch: Jennifer Lynch Loses It In the Trailer for Making-of Doc 'Despite the Gods'

MITNG Mediocrity is the new genius - 27th March 2012
DIRECTOR/DAVID LYNCH’S DAUGHTER, JENNIFER LYNCH IS PUT TO THE TEST IN “DESPITE THE GOD’S”

Twitch Film - 27th March 2012
DESPITE THE GODS Goes Behind The Scenes Of Jennifer Lynch's HISSS Debacle

Quiet Earth - 27th March 2012
The madness of Jennifer Lynch exposed in DESPITE THE GODS documentary

Bleeding Cool - 26th March 2012
Despite The Gods Trailer – Into Jennifer Lynch’s Own Remarkable Heart Of Darkness

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