Our business is to get the digital campaigns and films we believe in created, championed and known by as many people as possible.
We've launched digital NGO campaigns, helped with premieres, found buyers for obscure documentaries, we've helped exiled artists to stage a revolution in London and in Europe's last dictatorship, we've had our own films screened at BAFTA, won some awards, and most recently created a 36 part short film series for BBC Arts.
Gingerwink was set up in 2008 by Georgie Weedon. The company's first projects were the short documentary The Poet of Baghdad (22mins) for Al Jazeera, and the short drama Baghdad Express which was funded through Film London's Pulse programme and made in partnership with Tom Benski's Pulse Films.
Previously Georgie was the third member of the launch team 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(emerging talent screening), various festivals and the Frontline Club. She was also selected onto the Climate Leadership Programme at Cambridge University, and worked for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
We're Feminist and we're Egalitarian. We want to change some ugly statistics. We want to see more women writing and directing, more leading roles for women on screen, and more women represented in the media. Amongst other projects we salute ProjectARIADNE.com, that profiles and champions women making theatre in conflict affected areas. The world is huge and the media is currently providing a very skewed reflection of our stories, our voices and our ideas.
CROSS OVER Gingerwink's heritage is in artistic cross-border collaboration. We hail from London but are international in outlook and have created digital campaigns and films in Europe, the Middle East and lots in Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Morocco).