Films United was founded by German film director and activist Grig Richters in 2009.
We tell stories utilising the power of Film, Digital Media, Marketing and Website Development. Our projects have been seen by Hundreds of Millions of people across the globe and helped raise over a quarter of a Billion dollars for science projects, space missions and Cancer research. Our projects have been featured by thousands of media outlets including CNN, BBC, New York Times, The Guardian, ITV.
We have been working with many of the world's greatest artists, scientists, astronauts and business leaders including: Stephen Hawking, Sir Vint Cerf, Brian May, Kevin Spacey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox, Peter Gabriel, Stephen Fry, Sarah Brightman and many others.
We have also collaborated with many of the world's largest organisations including: The United Nations, Discovery Channel, SES Satellites, UEFA, MTV, RTL Group, NASA, the European Space Agency and many others.
Our founder Grig Richters has a strong vision for the future. Before he dies he wants to make sure we cure Cancer, prevent Asteroid impacts on Earth, solve the Refugee crisis, make Education free for every person on Earth, stop Animal cruelty and solve Climate Change. Let's Go!
"We tell stories that change the World" is a bold statement to make but it's true. In 2010 we produced a feature film, 51 Degrees North, which directly led to the creation of the world's only single-day space event: United Nations Asteroid Day. Since the creation of Asteroid Day in 2014, the world's space agencies and Governments have increased their "planetary defense" budgets by 500%. We actively collaborate with the European Space Agency to help them fund the Asteroid Impact Mission aka HERA.
Watch the video below by The Guardian, featuring the movie's Composer and Executive Producer Dr. Brian May. He co-founded Asteroid Day with Films United founder Grig Richters, Danica Remy and Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart.
In 2014, Films United, teamed up with Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador Stephen Sutton. When we met him he already had incurable cancer but he wanted to raise as much money as he could for the Trust. We developed a full strategy, rebranded his social media, managed all of his media relations and produced a documentary about his life. He passed away six months later but managed to raise over $6 Million. Note: We never charged Stephen Sutton, his family nor the Trust any money.