"Films that polarise the audience, either through style or ideology, typically create the stage for a wider public debate." - Producer, Alexandros Ouzas
GREEN LIGHT is an independently produced Australian documentary film by debut feature film director Ned Donohoe. The film is produced by Exile Entertainment, a Melbourne based production/ distribution company, in association with 25 Laps.
GREEN LIGHT was shot on location in Sydney and the Northern Rivers (New South Wales) and Perth (Western Australia), over 14 days. The film was financed independently through a combination of private investment and the Producer Offset.
It was the production crew’s role to enter each environment (a house, a car, the beach) and authentically tell the story of these two men and the people they are helping. Given our subjects (and the crew) were meeting their ‘patients’ for the first time, it was important to create an atmosphere on set where everyone felt comfortable and able to speak truthfully about their story. This speaks to the professionalism of the crew in dealing with deeply personal stories.
Green Light sits between comparable titles such as THAT SUGAR FILM and CHASING ASYLUM. It will have the human element and character focus of the former, with the social and political relevance of the latter.
The debate around the legalisation of medicinal cannabis is set to take center stage in Australia in 2018. Over 90% of Australians believing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should be made legal, yet the Government is lagging behind.
Films that polarise the audience, either through style or ideology, typically create the stage for a wider public debate. It is our hope that the film will act as a microphone to the stories of each of the people interviewed and be a catalyst for a more focused and action-driven public debate on the issue of access to medicinal cannabis oil.
Bankside Films is handling international sales with Exile Entertainment handling the Aus/NZ release.