Lush and filmmaking might not sound like two things that go hand in hand, but we have been making our own videos for over two decades, as well as supporting independent filmmakers and providing coverage to grassroots groups. Through a series of funding of small-to-medium-sized film projects, Lush has been supporting these filmmakers to help tell stories that might not otherwise be told.
Since the Film Fund was established in 2017, Lush has supported 39 projects from some of the best emerging and established film talent across the globe. With subjects covering trans equality, knife crime, racism, freedom of movement, arts, conservation, activism and mental health; they have tackled bold storytelling that continues to stay true to Lush’s values.
Many of these films have gone on to play at some of the best festivals in the world, including Sheffield Doc Fest, IDFA and at the opening gala of the BFI Flare festival.
Lush and Film, now have a new and exciting chapter on the horizon; for now, we are no longer taking Film Fund applications, but keep an eye out for future opportunities.
Whilst you wait, here are our Staff Picks from the Film Fund:
Directed by: Roxy Rezvany
Little Pyongyang looks at the experiences of Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in the DPRK who now lives with his family in New Malden, home to Europe's biggest North Korean population.
Directed by: Brock Neal-Roberts and Laura Northover
Sam is a lead singer of an up and coming punk band. But after two unsuccessful vocal cord operations, he has been rendered mute...at least for most of the time.
Directed by: Leon Oldstrong
Filmmaker Leon Oldstrong takes viewers on a deeply personal journal through his experiences with racism.