Zoë Greenbaum is a writer/director, visual artist and singer/songwriter working in film, fine art, manga and comics (in both Japanese and English) and storyboarding .
Zoë received a BFA in gag manga (comedy-based comics) from Kyoto Seika University in Japan. A tremendous fan of British film, she attended the MA program in filmmaking at London Film School from 2020-21, at which time she left to pursue what she had come to England to do in the first place: make films. Her 2022 short, We Are Bleach, starring Zachary Goldman and Sonnei Garces, in which she plays the third lead, is her first independent film as a London-based director, as well as her debut as an actress.
We Are Bleach, a 23 minute indie, is set in London, and is the story of two young, punk rockers working their way through a complex and toxic relationship. Written as a star vehicle for the young British actor, Zachary Goldman, Bleach also stars Sonnei Garces and Zoë as the third lead. Music and original songs were written by Oliviero Forni with lyrics by Zoë Greenbaum. Only just finished in February of 2022, Bleach quickly won Best Indie Short at The New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam/London), Best LGBT+ Film at the London Independent Film Festival and received the New Renaissance Film Festival London Emerging Talent Award.
Zoë’s as yet unproduced, feature-length screenplay, Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky (2021), has received attention on the festival circuit, garnering recognition from Cordillera International Film Festival, The Tony Cox Screenwriting Awards at The Nantucket Film Festival, the Maverick Movie Awards, The International Film Festival of Wales, the UK Film Festival, Evolution! Mallorca, Beyond the Curve (Paris), Sedona, as well as at Art of Brooklyn where her 2021 short, Inevitability was an official selection, and also won the award for Outstanding Editing.
Zoe’s unproduced feature screenplay, My World At Night, was among the Top 100 Dramas in 2020’s International Screenwriters’ Association Table Read My Screenplay Contest. And the script for We Are Bleach (2022) was a finalist at Beyond the Curve, and a semifinalist in Hollywood Just 4 Shorts.
When she is not making films, Zoë is an accomplished singer/songwriter. She and the multi-awarded songwriter Ian Dench of EMF are finishing their forthcoming LP (August/September 2022) from their new band, Zoë and The Green Bombs.
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    Feel Nothing Inc.
    Short Script
    Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
    Screenplay
    My World At Night
    Screenplay
    We Are Bleach
    Short Script
    We Are Bleach2022
    Short
    Inevitability2021
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    We Are Bleach2022
    Short
    Inevitability2021
    Short
Official Selection
We Are Bleach
Artists Forum of the Moving Image
New York
2022
Emerging Talent Award
We Are Bleach
New Renaissance International Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection
We Are Bleach
Montauk Film Festival
Montauk
2022
Best Indie Short
We Are Bleach
New Renaissance Film Festival
Amsterdam
2022
Best LGBT+ Film
We Are Bleach
London International Film Festival
London
2022
Finalist
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Cordillera International Film Festival
Reno, Nevada
2022
Semi finalist, Tony Cox Screenwriting Awards
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Nantucket Film Festival
Nantucket, Massachussetts
2022
Outstanding Editing
Inevitability
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
New York
2021
Iris List, Selection
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
International Film Festival of Wales
Wales
2021
Selection
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
UK Film Festival Top 40
London
2021
Selection
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Maverick Movie Awards
2021
Semi-finalist
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Mallorca, Spain
2021
Semi-finalist
We Are Bleach
World of Film International Festival Glasgow
Glasgow
Semi-Finalist
We Are Bleach
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Finalist
We Are Bleach
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris, France
Semi-Finalist
We Are Bleach
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles
Finalist
Inevitability
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
Semi-Final
Inevitability
Madrid Film Awards
Madrid
Honorable Mention
Inevitability
New Wave Short Film Festival
Munich
Official Selection
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Georgia Shorts Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
Finalist
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Los Angeles
Quarter-Finalist
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
Sedona International Film Festival
Sedona, Arizona
Honorable Mention
Hanging Gardens of the Sea and Sky
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
New York, USA
Top 100 Dramas
My World At Night
nternational Screenwriters Association Table Read My Screenplay
Table Read My Screenplay Top 100 Dramas
My World At Night
Zoe Greenbaum
College
London Film School
MA Filmmaking
20202021
College
Kyoto Seika University
BA Gag Manga
20142019
College
The School of Visual Arts
Cartooning/Visual and Critical Studies
20112013
Birth Date
September 20, 1994
Birth City
Philadelphia
Current City
London
Hometown
London & Brooklyn
Height
5'2"
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Blue
Zoë is the songwriter for We Are Bleach's EP and is the singer on Poison & Gasoline, heard during Bleach's punk party scene. The song was written with the film's composer, Italian rock star, Oliviero Forni, who is also heard on guitar.