Susan Oliver Would’ve Been 83 Years Old Today

Posted on February 13, 2015 in News
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While many of Susan Oliver’s peers (including those older than her) are still with us today, Susan sadly had to leave us back in 1990.  It’s a real shame she hasn’t been around to see her resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks largely to the long-lost episodes of her many Classic TV shows (broadcast these days on MeTV, Antenna TV, Cozy TV and other “retro” stations).

I’d like to believe that The Green Girl documentary has also played at least some role in not only reminding those who’d forgotten about the remarkable Susan Oliver, but also in exposing younger generations to the unique talent and surprising life story of this amazing woman.

On your birthday, here’s to you, Susan!

–GP

Susan Oliver as a Child (mid-1930's)

Susan Oliver in the mid-1930’s

Susan Oliver Documentary Available on iTunes in Great Britain!

Posted on January 24, 2015 in News
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Hi Everyone,

Well, this may not be brand new information, but someone FINALLY told me that The Green Girl has been out on iTunes in Great Britain (possibly since November).  Sorry for the late notice, but the filmmaker is often the last to know!  In any event, if you happen to be in Great Britain (or have any friends there), please spread the word and the link:

Click Here (iTunes Great Britain): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-green-girl/id917375203

And, of course, you can still order the DVD from the U.S. no matter where you are in the world (click here for the DVD: http://shop.thegreengirlmovie.com/)

More news to follow in the next few months about Video On Demand for the rest of the world.  Thanks for your interest in Susan Oliver and the film!

–George Pappy (Director/Producer – THE GREEN GIRL)

Susan in the UK? (Not sure, but it could be...)

Susan in the UK? (Not sure, but it could be…)

The Green Girl (Susan Oliver) Doc Wins Film Fest Jury Prize!

Posted on December 20, 2014 in News
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I’m very pleased to announce that on Dec. 14, 2014, The Green Girl was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 14th annual Valley Film Festival in North Hollywood, CA.

Green Girl Director George Pappy accepts the VFF 2014 Jury Prize for Best Documentary

Green Girl Director George Pappy accepts the VFF 2014 Jury Prize for Best Documentary

And on top of that, on December 6, 2014, the film resulted two more awards, this time from the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase (WIFTS).  The first was a Posthumous Lifetime Achievement award for Susan Oliver, who was in great company along with other Hollywood legends honored that day, including Tippi Hedren.  We were lucky enough to get Susan’s niece to attend the awards luncheon and accept the honor on Susan’s behalf.

IMG_3324And the WIFTS also honored The Green Girl for achievement in documentary film editing, bestowing an award on our fantastic editor/co-writer Amy Glickman Brown!  You can see the awards speeches here:

Acceptance speech by Susan’s niece (Timi Shays-Workman): http://www.thewifts.org/2014Honoree_Susan-Oliver.php

Acceptance speech by Green Girl editor Amy Glickman Brown: http://www.thewifts.org/2014Honoree_Amy-Glickman-Brown.php

Needless to say, December’s been a great month for the film – especially since it signifies some level of achieving the mission I originally had with making The Green Girl – to FINALLY get Susan Oliver some of the recognition she so clearly deserved (and was largely denied during her own lifetime).

Whatever else does or doesn’t happen, Susan’s story is finally part of the “permanent record,” and now it will be there for anyone who wants to see it (hopefully, you’ll include yourself on that list!).

Happy Holidays, everyone!

–George Pappy, Director/Producer – THE GREEN GIRL

Editor Amy Glickman Brown, Director George Pappy and Star Trek Expert Larry Nemecek at the 2014 Valley Film Festival

Editor Amy Glickman Brown, Director George Pappy and Star Trek Expert Larry Nemecek at the 2014 Valley Film Festival