A Mark Gatiss comedy short and Breanna Box documentary have reached their initial goals on the filmmaker crowdfunding platform Greenlit.com.
The company, after 18 months and a revamp, is now showcasing new projects including Gatiss’s ‘Moustache Man’ (also starring Mandeep Dhillion), and famed model Breanna Box’s true crime gangster documentary ‘Turn Around’ delving into the life of her grandfather, James Box.
Sean J. Young’s comedy short film, ‘Moustache Man’, starring Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock), follows a boy taking care of his grieving mother after the passing of his father. He thinks maybe the best way to make things better is to become his father, so he obviously grows a moustache!
When speaking of Director Sean J. Young, Gatiss said, “He’s a fantastic talent, a very funny guy and a sweet, kind soul.” He says about the film, “It’s a terrific, funny and very moving script.”
While Box’s documentary ‘Turn Around follows the life of James Box, who was falsely convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison, following one of the largest drug busts in the world in 1989.
Breanna said, “Turn around is a story I’ve wanted to tell my whole life as a full TV series, but after my grandfather got Covid, I felt time is only passing by and is extremely precious. This is for him, and for the world to see how unjust our justice system is, how a man from nothing made something out of his life; no matter the circumstances. It’s stranger than fiction the things he’s been through.”
Greenlit.com’s has a passion for getting filmmaker’s passion projects off the ground and its proving rather fruitful with 80% of clients realising their funding goals. Films that have been used Greenlit for funding include the SXSW and BIFA shortlisted hit Nike Air Jordan documentary, ‘One Man and His Shoes’ which can be currently seen on the BBC iPlayer, Parkinson’s disease comedy-drama Ecstasy’, and the ground-breaking sex-worker documentary ‘Beyond The Red Light.’