Lizzie Gillett is the producer of the climate change blockbuster, The Age of Stupid. The film was Number One at the UK box office, and screened on TV, DVD and in cinemas around the world. Lizzie managed 105 people in six countries and alongside the film’s director Franny Armstrong she pioneered and implemented the enormously successful “crowd-funding” scheme raising £900,000 from 300+ people. She produced Stupid’s Global Premiere, featuring Kofi Annan and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. The event, which broadcast live from downtown Manhattan, was seen by one million people in 63 countries.
She led the 10:10 campaign’s global efforts, succeeding in getting self-funded 10:10 campaigns going in 42 countries. She spent eighteen months in New York working for Peter Gabriel’s human rights organization, WITNESS, before returning to the UK to work with her longtime collaborator Franny Armstrong.
Lizzie was featured by Harpers Bazaar magazine as a “21st century heroine”, one of twenty “exceptional women changing the world for the better through the work they do” and by Vogue as one of the UK’s leading “female eco-warriors”. She was named “European Green Trailblazer of the year” at industry heavyweight event, Mipcom, and awarded the prize in Cannes.