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 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. Next came the short films 'Smudged Smile' starring BIFA-Nominated Mia Mckenna-Bruce (How to Have Sex) 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 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), and 'Once Upon a Riot' which was filmed in London & Los Angeles. Her next project is the one-take short 'Twofold' which was recently nominated at the British Short Film Awards, and stars Phoebe Campbell (House of the Dragon) & Rebecca Calder (Hilma).
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, such as Victoria's 'Brands disrupting the Norms' event alongside CanO Water Founder Josh White and MtArt Agency Founder Marie Tanguy, and Havas Media's Suicide Prevention Day Panel alongside HUMEN Founder River Hawkins and Mental Health Campaigner Ben White. At the age of 21, she was invited to speak at the University of Oxford and took part in their Mental Health Awareness panel alongside Duke Mckenzie MBE, Gabe Howell and Matt Johnson. She has also spoken on various national news channels and global podcasts about the representation of mental illness in the media. As a Director on the Lucas A. Ferrara Film Fund, she's read over hundreds of scripts and has also been on the jury for a range of programmes, including Screenwriters Network's recent short film competition. 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 cruelty-free make-up brand 'Eyeko' and was featured as a part of their Limitless Campaign.