Mister Green was born from the compulsion to explore how incredibly hard it is to genuinely change on an individual level — and to consider just how extreme that change might have to be in order to confront the massive environmental transformations that threaten the world.
On some level, science fiction stories are almost always about transformation — they ask the big "what if" questions that help us envision and prepare for where we're going. But a huge percentage of science-fiction stories are Frankensteinian cautionary tales about heroes fighting the forces of change. With Mister Green, I gave myself the challenge of telling a different kind of story to explore that loaded promise of actually becoming the change we were waiting for.
With incredibly hard work and a little luck, we'll dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming and fifty years from now, any viewer who stumbles across Mister Green will just chuckle at this fantastical little metaphor for personal growth.
If not, you can thank me for preparing you for the big green change to come.
— Greg Pak
Greg Pak, Director
Greg Pak is a filmmaker and comic book writer best known for directing the award-winning feature film Robot Stories and writing acclaimed storylines such as “Planet Hulk,” “World War Hulk,” and “Magneto Testament” for Marvel Comics. Pak was named one of 25 Filmmakers to Watch by Filmmaker Magazine; described as “a talent with a future” by The New York Times; and named Breakout Talent of the Year by Wizard Magazine. His awards include a Student Academy Award, the Pipedream Screenwriting Award from the IFP Market, and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. Pak studied political science at Yale University, history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and film production at the NYU graduate film program.