Founder at Hemmings House Pictures ltd.
Filmmaker & Entrepreneur
Greg Hemmings is the founder of the production company, Hemmings House Pictures Ltd. Hemmings House has produced shows for global television partners such as CBC, W Network, OWN and Discovery Channel.
He started his career as a camera assistant in the film industry. Working on projects for Disney and other large studios, Greg was discouraged by the abusive nature of the industry. The abuse and bully culture promoted him to quit his role. He went on to work as a “pirate” on a cargo ship in the Caribbean. This ship delivered cargo to remote island communities all by the power of wind. During his time in the Caribbean, Greg learned that business success does not have to happen at the expense of others. Rather, businesses can be vehicles for social and environmental change. Without a doubt, change can occur if a business is built on a culture of respect and kindness-the two ingredients of a thriving creative environment.
Additionally, Greg and his team share stories with brand marketing clients to inspire a happy and kind worlds for their stakeholders. Apart from this, Greg also hosts the podcast, The Boiling Point. His podcast has featured hundreds of icons in the business leadership and sustainability worlds. These include thought leaders like Seth Godin (Author), Chris Hadfield (Astronaut), and Heather Moyse (Olympian).
Greg broke a record in 2003 by hula hooping 14 hoops sustained for 60 seconds at an impromptu contest in Singapore.
Greg Hemmings has had the privilege of interviewing many business leaders over the course of his career. These business leaders measure their success by the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. A golden rule that contributes to a sustainable economy AND planet.
This Golden Rule is what Greg refers to as The Love Economy. If applied to business, it could create a regenerated society and planet. Greg has been co-facilitating Love Economy events, workshops and keynotes throughout North America. His workshops attract some of the most exciting business leaders in the world. Greg hopes to inspire people to commit to creating a loving world through business.
The values of the American Dream had greatly changed in the 80’s and 90’s. Material wealth, status and corporate ladder climbing became new goals for Americans. The original concept of the American Dream is broken and not sustainable. It is not relevant, or even achievable, to most North Americans; specifically those who are part of the Millennial generation.
Using his self-produced, award-winning documentary, Greg presents the history of the American Dream, and the reality of the present “Millennial Dream.”
After quitting an abusive job in the film industry, Greg set off to the Caribbean. Whilst working there as crew on a cargo boat, he learned that there can be a more compassionate way of measuring business success: people, planet and profit. In this entertaining keynote, Greg will share vulnerable and adventurous stories about his time in the film industry, his time as a “pirate,” and how he plans to reframe the film industry.