Greene Light Films

Greene Light Films (GLF) was established in 2007 with the intention for the Greene empire to utilise the creative relationships that have been formed and cemented through the work completed by the Sally's theatre companies.

 

 

PLAYER

GLF’s first short film Player (directed by Mary Nighy, written by Sam Hodges and starring Pete Postlethwaite, Sam Hodges, Celia Imrie and Haydn Gwynne) received the following mentions and awards:

Raindance Film Festival
Nominated for Best Short Film 2008

Miami Short Film Festival
Nominated Best Narrative Short
Film 2009

Shortcuts Film Festival
Selected for screening 2009

Zagreb Film Festival
Selected for screening 2009

Santa Monica International
Film Festival

Selected for screening 2009

St. Petersburg International
Youth Film Festival

Winner Best Director 2009

HUNKY DORY

GLF’s first feature film Hunky Dory (directed by Marc Evans, written by Laurence Coriat, produced by Jon Finn and Dan Lupovitz and starring Minnie Driver, Bob Pugh, and Aneurin Barnard) premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2011 and was released in March 2012.

★★★★

“Charming”
SUNDAY MIRROR

“Glee meets Dead Poets Society”
TOTAL FILM

“This heart-warming
Brit-flick is a winner”

LOOK

“Endearing... an earnest,
eccentric expression of its
creators’ nostalgia for the
twilight of a musical
lotus land”

NEW YORK TIMES


RECENT PROJECTS

GLF have since been involved in Double Take, one of five winning short dance films to be selected for broadcast by Big Shorts and Channel 4 in association with BAFTA. Written and directed by Sam Hodges and choreographed by Ben Duke, it premiered at BAFTA in July 2012 and was widely regarded as the finest entry.

 

GLF has co-produced Richard Raymond’s debut feature film Desert Dancer starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen and Nazanin Boniadi – an extraordinary tale of the search for freedom and love, based upon the true story of Iranian exiled dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who fled the tyranny and oppression of Tehran, was granted asylum in France and awarded a place at the National School of Dance in Paris, where he continues to live today.

Jon Croker’s script inspired acclaimed British Choreographer Akram Khan to work on the film, choreographing stunning sequences shot by cinematographer Carlos Catalán in the deserts of Morocco.

The film is scored by Benjamin Wallfisch (Dario Marianelli’s long term collaborator and orchestrator for Atonement, Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice, V for Vendetta, The Soloist and Jane Eyre).

Desert Dancer opened at the Santa Barbara Film festival in January 2015.

JOAN & JACKIE

GLF is an executive producer for the upcoming Sony Pictures Television series based on the lives of Joan and Jackie Collins, to be written by award winning playwright Penelope Skinner.