In 2001 Producer Lizzie Gillett came to London from New Zealand, where she had been working as a TV news reporter and programme maker. Lizzie planned to live the dream, directing Panorama for the BBC or similar, but somehow wound up working part-time for Franny at Spanner Films instead, and by the end of 2004, Lizzie was on board the Stupid beast as the Producer.

Over the past five years she’s managed a crew of 105 people in six countries, helped raise over £700k through the innovative crowd-funding model, and organised both the Guinness World Record beating People’s Premiere in the UK and the Global Premiere in September, which was broadcasted from a solar cinema tent in Manhattan to 700+ cinemas in 60+ countries.