Mark Gatiss backed projects "Moustache Man" amongst new projects
Greenlit, the UK’s only crowdfunding platform dedicated to supporting film projects, has relaunched with a new global online hub, Greenlit.com (formerly Greenlit.fund).
The relaunch is a consequence of the success of Greenlit over its first 18 months of operations, and massive demand from filmmakers for new ways of funding their films and growing their audiences. Greenlit has already supported over 50 film productions, ranging from shorts, to documentaries, to feature films and animations. Their unique approach to crowdfunding offers filmmakers personalised support in developing and marketing their campaigns, and identifying and engaging their most committed supporters.
Last year, 80% of Greenlit’s projects realised their funding goals. Success stories include the SXSW hit Nike Air Jordan documentary “One Man and His Shoes”, BIFA shortlisted, and currently on BBC iPlayer, Parkinson’s disease comedy-drama “Ecstasy”, and ground-breaking sex-worker documentary “Beyond The Red Light”.
Peter Storey, Greenlit Founder and CEO says, “The pandemic has been an incredibly difficult time for independent filmmakers. In spite of this, we’ve seen a real groundswell of support from the community and from supporters who are enthusiastic about seeing things get made and really engaging with creators. From our point of view, that’s been genuinely inspiring, which is why we’re stepping up our work with the new platform at greenlit.com. It’s very exciting to be going into 2021, building on our success and helping filmmakers as the world opens up again.”
Three highly anticipated funding projects mark the start of Greenlit’s rebrand. These include Sean A. Young’s comedy short film “Moustache Man” starring and backed by Mark Gatiss “Sherlock”; “Turn Around”, a true-crime gangster documentary from Breanna Box, and “The First Time I Never Met You”, a dramatic sci-fi short film that meditates on internalised grief.