So who is Jill Greenberg, anyway?
Jill is a multi faceted artist who sees the world in a very specific way: a zesty mix of intense light, color and emotion, empathy, humor and intelligence.
Where can I see more of Jill's work?
Please check out jillgreenberg.com and Jill's Instagram, @jill.greenberg
Why is Jill qualified to make this film?
Jill has spent 30 years directing models and talent for her photo shoots. That talent ranges from professional actors, models, regular people, musicians, stars like Tom Cruise, James McAvoy, or Amy Schumer to corporate CEOs like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk. She is very comfortable working with actors on performance and delivery, and also knows how to crucial it is to "make the day" and get all the shots she needs, by working very quickly and efficiently, extensively planning ahead of time, and moving along quickly when she has gotten the shot.
Some of her productions are both photo and video and the crew numbers upwards of 100-150, she manages her sets with calm control. Moreover, if one named each role which she handles on a typical photo job, they would be as follows: director, director of photography, camera operator, focus puller, camera assistant, first assistant director, second assistant director, line producer, development, production accountant, pre-production, post production supervisor, color, and offline and online editing (personally by hand). So she is ready for the world of independent filmmaking.
She is involved in every aspect of her productions and Feminist Pigs will be no different. As a director, she has recently helmed broadcast spots starring Shonda Rhimes for Pilot Pens, commercials for Hasbro, Wyndham Hotels, progressive PSAs with Rachel Dratch, Lizzie Caplan, Aisha Tyler, Annabeth Gish and many more.
She studied film as well at RISD and in 1988 wrote and directed a short Super 8 film called "A Game for PJ"; in the 90s she directed music videos, and in the 2000's began working on digital content, a digital pilot for FOX "Felt Up", and of course motion key art, to go along with the print campaigns she photographed for 4 seasons of Orange is the New Black, as well as many other integrated print/video projects.
Her Production team consists of Marco and Zhana Londoner from Momentary Pictures , who produce TV as well as film in NYC for 17 years.
The production designer is David Snyder, the art director from Blade Runner and production designer from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
The writer is Ashley Skidmore who is an LA based comedian.
What do you need $50,000 for?
Feminist Pigs is the film Jill Greenberg has been waiting thirty years to make. By raising money through iFundWomen we are able to make sure that we get to make the exact film we want to make, plus we will engage with the community of people who are interested in seeing the project come to fruition! We already have some of the funding, so plan to spend at least $75,000 to include the film's production, and all of the post, EFX, buying great songs, opening titles, marketing and film festival applications and travel. We want this film to be perfect and live up to the production values that Jill is accustomed to and that make her work so visually appealing. This will not be a low budget film, we want this to be flawless. Honestly the budget could easily be 175k. So we are hoping that this is successful. The more money we raise for this film the higher the production value will be!
Jill is working closely with writer Ashley Skidmore on the comedic take which will allow any messages to go down nice and easy.
What happens if you earn more than $50,000?
All of the money from the iFundWomen campaign goes directly to the film. We want this film to be perfect and live up to the production values that Jill is accustomed to and that make her work so visually appealing. This will not be a low budget film, we want this to be flawless. Honestly the budget could easily be 175k. So we are hoping that this is successful. The more money raised for this film the higher the production value will be!
Who is Ashley Skidmore?
Ashley Skidmore and Jill have been working together closely on the script for Feminist Pigs. Ashley is a writer/director/ comedian from the UCB tribe working first as a Staff Writer, now as a Story Editor for the last three seasons of Darren Star's "Younger". She is the co-creator of the series #hotmessmoves which weirdly does kind of good on YouTube. Right now she is working on a pilot she sold to New Form, as well as another pilot she is developing with Jill Soloway about shitty feminist superheroes, and directing a couple short films. She's acted in an episode of Younger, as well as a ton of Above Average, College Humor, Garlic Jackson and other cool comedy videos and MTV shows and stuff where she didn't always have to play a slutty dumb blonde, which is cool. There’s a funny little series called “Bachelorette With a Knife” that she stars in, and that’s out right now so that’s pretty neat. She went to NYU Tisch for drama but she's not pretentious (yes she is).
Who is Tuesday Bassen?
is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Los Angeles. Her clients include Lucky Peach
, The New Yorker
, United Nations, Nike, Adidas
, and more. Tuesday also owns an online store
where she sells illustrated wares and is opening a brick and mortar shop called Friend Mart in LA soon. As a supporter of Feminist Pigs
and of Jill's work, Tuesday will be custom making silk Feminist Pigs
bomber jackets as part of this crowdfunding campaign! The image within the homepage is simply a mock up made digitally - as none of the jackets have been fabricated yet, please note that they will differ from the photo.
I've always wanted to own ___ print from Jill Greenberg - can I get that one as a reward instead of the ones listed?
The prints that we are giving as crowd funding rewards are deeply discounted - unfortunately we cannot offer images outside of what is listed here.
How are the photographs printed?
All images are printed on Hot Press paper using Ultrachrome ink.
How should I frame my new print?
We recommend that you use your personal taste and judgement in framing your new piece - however a list of some framing options will be included with your print!
When will I get my reward?
We will start processing and fabricating orders as soon as the crowd funding campaign closes!