Ella Greenwood is a British Filmmaker, Writer, and Mental Health Advocate, born and raised in London, England, whose work has screened at BAFTA & ACADEMY Qualifying Festivals and has been featured by the likes of Variety, Deadline, Grazia, Huffington Post and Refinery29.
She is the Founder of Broken Flames Productions, a Women of the Future Award Winner & a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honouree.
Aged 18, she wrote, directed & produced her first film 'Faulty Roots' which was called 'A rather powerful little story' by UK Film Review and was nominated for an Award by Film The House which is run by Parliament and sponsored by Disney, Lionsgate, Warner Bros and more. Faulty Roots was selected for BAFTA Qualifying festivals including Carmarthen Bay at which she won the Rising Star Award. Ella created her first animation 'Dreary Days' also aged 18 which screened at festivals across the globe including Monstra and Adelaide. Other shorts include 'Smudged Smile' starring Mia Mckenna-Bruce (Vampire Academy) which premiered at the Oscar Qualifying Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 'Self-Charm' starring BAFTA Winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks), 'Why Wouldn't I Be?' with Harry Collett (House of the Dragon) which premiered at BIFA Qualifying Manchester Film Festival, Bibimbap for One which premiered at BAFTA Qualifying Norwich Film Festival, and Fifty-Four Days which was won Best Short Film at BAFTA Qualifying British Urban Film Festival. Upcoming projects include 'Better Get Better' with Elisha Applebaum (Fate: The Winx Saga) and Aliyah Odoffin (Everything I Know about Love), 'Twofold' with Phoebe Campbell (House of the Dragon) and Rebecca Calder (Hilma), and 'Once Upon a Riot' which was filmed in London & Los Angeles.
She is an ambassador for leading teen mental health charity stem4 and is a Director of the Lucas A. Ferrara Film Fund in partnership with Broken Flames Productions.
She was selected for the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 list at the age of 19 and is a 'Women of the Future' Award Winner. She has spoken on a range of panels at institutions such as The University of Oxford and on various national news channels about the negative representation of mental illness in the media. She was featured by Woman Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 2021's Most Influential Female Entrepreneurs, was awarded Creative Pioneer Of The Year at the Darkus Magazine 2021 Awards and won the Creative Change Award at the 2022 Global Youth Awards. She is an ambassador for Eyeko and was featured as a part of their Limitless Campaign.