World-first innovative app aiming to reconnect the global creative and filmmaking community
The world’s first of its kind smart phone networking app for the international filmmaking and creative communities has recently made its debut, after approval by Apple and Google for worldwide release on their respective app stores.
The brainchild of Australian indie filmmaker Kosta Nikas and MoneyBrilliant founder Peter Lord, the aptly named Green Room aims to be a game changer in the filmmaking and creative space but also for anybody involved in the production of audio-visual content across all industries.
“With The Green Room we’re giving solutions to long standing challenges. Our mission is to ensure that in this networking space our international filmmaking colleagues, cast, crew and creatives around the world are equipped with all the necessary tools and features that will help them create and crew projects in a timely and efficient manner, build their network, find jobs and advance their careers, no matter where they live or travel to!” say founders Peter Lord and Kosta Nikas.
The Green Room has already attracted industry support who say such digital disruption is a win-win situation for all stakeholders as it aims to give users an industry-dedicated networking space which will make it more cost effective and efficient to kick-start and crew projects as well as find work matching one’s criteria and preferences.
“It’s a great networking tool for our young indie filmmakers. The more resources and support we provide them, the more we stimulate growth and employment in our sector,” says Adam Scott, Spectrum Films (Alien, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge) Fox Studios Australia.
“A smart and useful app for our indie filmmaking community; great tool for production managers,” adds Vicki Betihavas, Live Producer of Woody Harrelson’s Lost in London.
The Green Room allows users to add as much information as they feel necessary to connect them with the right people and projects. They can add their Personal Details, Availability, Education, Work Experience, Bio, Show reel, Skills, Equipment, Location, Projects, Awards, IMDb link and more. The Green Room also allows users to create a profile regardless of the type of project, format and genre and its production status. Project creators can search for the right crew matching their criteria simply by posting a job/crew role and adding all the preferences they wish.
As with any new social networking application, The Green Room’s success depends on its relevance and ability to serve the needs and aspirations of its members and no doubt investor groups in this space will be carefully monitoring its progress.
According to the founders the iPhone version went online a few weeks ago and the android version just became available and already has members in over 25 countries including the UK, USA and across Asia and Europe.