-- We help filmmakers get their films funded and seen --
Gingerwink's heritage is both in documentary production and distribution. Founded on the back of a talent development award from Film London + UK Film Council, and with one short TV documentary commission, the company has grown to understand the common pitfalls that face an independent filmmaker.
From the intuitive flash that sets all films in motion, to the commissioning meetings, to the pure elation of actually being allowed to make a film, to the crisis in confidence that inevitably creeps up, to cash flow crisis and general loss of momentum, to simply not knowing how to get your film paid for, and seen.
We are here to support you through the process, and help you get the moral, creative and financial support essential to making filmmaking a sustainable success.
Gingerwink was set up in 2008 by Georgie Weedon. Previously Georgie was the third employee of Al Jazeera English and was responsible for the global channel's documentary acquisitions and commissions; developing the daily documentary show, Witness. She produced and directed Return to Somalia with Rageh Omaar for Al Jazeera, and also reported on the independence of Kosovo.
She co- authored the book Offscreen: Four Young Artists in the MIddle East, has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, BBC TV News, BBC World Service Radio, has had her films screened at BAFTA, various festivals and the Frontline Club. She was also selected onto the Climate Leadership Programme at Cambridge University.
Some highlights along the way
Baghdad Express selected for BAFTA top talent showcase
Poet of Baghdad selected for Sheffield Doc/Fest and screened at the Frontline Club
Poet of Baghdad reviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, BBC World Service, BBC Arabic.
Selected for UK Film Industry Pulse Programme, for emerging talent development
- Selected Athena Producers top emerging female producers, funded to attend Berlinale International Film Festival
- Selected for a government screen bursary to attend NFTS Directing course with BAFTA award winning Pawel Pawlikowski (course: Moving from Documentary to Fiction Directing)