Ella Greenwood is a British Filmmaker born and raised in London, England. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree.
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. She is now in development of her first feature film, which is an adaptation of Faulty Roots, and made in partnership with social impact agency TerraMedia. Other films include 'Self-Charm' starring BAFTA Winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks), 'Why Wouldn't I Be?' with Harry Collett (Doolittle) and 'Better Get Better' with Elisha Applebaum (Fate: The Winx Saga). Another upcoming project is Fifty-Four Days, starring Cat White (Call My Agent) and Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), which is being exec-produced by BAFTA Nominee Manon Ardisson. Ella's recent short 'Smudged Smile' starring Mia Mckenna-Bruce (The Witcher) premiered at the Oscar Qualifying Chicago International Children's Film Festival.
Ella is the Founder & CEO of Broken Flames Productions which has been featured by the likes of Grazia, Variety, Refinery29 and Deadline. 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. 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 Best Young Director at the London Director Awards. She is an ambassador for Eyeko, and was featured as a part of their Limitless Campaign.