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Isabella Wing-Davey

Writer / Director

Isabella Wing-Davey is an award-winning writer/director, a Film Independent and New York Film Festival Artist Academy Fellow and two time nominee for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice award. Her short film, “The Rain Collector” (2015) starring Celine Buckens and Hermione Norris, received grants from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Alfred P Sloan Foundation award. It played at many Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying festivals around the world, including Leeds International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival (nominated: Best Woman Director), Dallas International Film Festival, IFFBoston, FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Fusion Film Festival (Audience Choice Award) and Woodstock Film Festival. It was produced by BAFTA-winning Wigwam Films and Thea Dunlap of Park Pictures. Her latest short film “Waiting”, starring Louisa Krause, was called “a masterpiece of observation” by Popdust.

Isabella received her MFA at New York University Tisch Grad film, under Todd Solondz and Alexandre Rockwell and was one of 10 writer/directors on the collaborative feature film, “Black Dog Red Dog”, produced by James Franco, starring Tim Blake Nelson and Chloe Sevigny. Isabella is in development with Park Pictures on her first feature film, “I Love my Sister” about a woman coming of age in New York via neuroscience and wedding planning, She is developing a a romantic comedy 6 part digital series with Adaptive Studios, and a feature film version of her award-winning short film “The Rain Collector”.

She is also an accomplished producer (“Afronauts” 2014: Sundance, Berlinale, “So You’ve Grown Attached” 2014: Student Academy Award finalist), and has worked in development and production (Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions 2012-2014), which adds to her knowledge and expertise of all areas of production, enriching her directing abilities.

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
I LOVE MY SISTER (Writer / Director)
Company:
PARK PICTURES
Project details:
Feature Film: Dr Julia Abrams, a neuroscientist in New York is forced into strange and comical situations as her work studying implicit gender bias butts up against her newfound role as Maid of Honor planning her sister's wedding.
Production (role):
THE RAIN COLLECTOR (Writer / Director)
Project details:
Feature Film: Based on her award winning short film (The Rain Collector) about a young woman finding purpose and love through science, inspired by true events.
Production (role):
UNTITLED WEB SERIES (Creator / Writer / Director)
Company:
Adaptive Studios
Project details:
6 x 10' min episodes
New York romantic comedy web series (details to follow)
Production (role):
UNABLE WORMS (Writer / Director)
Project details:
Short Film: A short film about two sisters struggling with sibling rivalry, adulthood and depictions of women on stage in East London. Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Shortlist 2016
SHORT FILMS
Date: 2017
Production (role):
WAITING (Writer / Director)
Company:
ANCHOR LIGHT / POWDER ROOM FILMS
Project details:
3 Minute Digital Shorts: One scene, five characters, three stalls.
Producer: Theodora Dunlap, Claire MacDonald. Cast: Nadia Dajani (The Big C) and Louisa Krause (The Girlfriend Experience, Billions, Martha Marcy May Marlene).
Film Shortage: Daily Shorts Pick (May 2017), Kerry Film Festival 2017
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE RAIN COLLECTOR (Writer / Director)
Company:
WIGWAM FILMS / POWDER ROOM FILMS
Project details:
Starring Celine Buckens (War Horse), Max Bennett (The Duchess, Anna Karenina), and Hermione Norris (Cold Feet)
Alfred P Sloan Foundation Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Post Award, Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Shortlist 2015. Official Selection: FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival (*Nominated, Best Woman Director), Dallas International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, IFFBoston, First Run Film Festival, Lower East Side Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Hobnobben Film Festival (Best Short Film), Fusion Film Festival (Audience Choice Award), Cambridge Film Festival (UK), Kerry Film Festival (*Nominated, Best International Narrative Film), Athena Film Festival 2017
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BLACK DOG RED DOG (Writer / Director)
Company:
RABBIT BANDINI PRODUCTIONS
Project details:
Anthology Feature Film: Collaborative film (10 writer/directors), Cast: Logan Marshall Green, Chloe Sevigny, Tim Blake Nelson. Produced by James Franco, Julie Buck, Shruti Ganguly
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LAYING A FIRE (Writer / Director)
Company:
NYU
Project details:
Producer: Sydney Buchan Cast: Austin Purnell, Carolyn Holding
Date: 2012
Production (role):
CANDLESTICKS (Writer / Director)
Company:
YOUNG KING PRODUCTIONS / POWDER ROOM FILMS
Project details:
Producer: AnnaRose King, Geoff Mansfield, Associate Producers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Adly Guirgis. Cinematography Award for DP Mike Rossetti at First Run Film Festival 2012. First Run Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Illumination- Helsinki 2012. Starring Mackenzie Meehan (Vinyl, Wolf of Wall St)
PRODUCER
Date: 2014
Production (role):
AFRONAUTS (Producer)
Project details:
Short Film. Dir. Frances Bodomo. Starring: Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross (The Get Down, Independent Spirit Award Nominee). Sundance 2014, Berlinale 2014, New Directors New Films, Grand Jury Prize- Dallas Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Rotterdam International Film Festival). Distribution: Sundance Shorts 2014 Commendation for Producing (First Run Film Festival)
Date: 2014
Production (role):
SO YOU'VE GROWN ATTACHED (Producer)
Company:
POWDER ROOM FILMS
Project details:
Short Film. Dir. Kate Tsang. Official Selection: San Francisco International Film Festival (Best Narrative Short), Student Academy Award Nominee, IFFB, Seattle International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Broadcast on PBS)
Date: 2013
Production (role):
FLOOD
Company:
NYU / POWDER ROOM FILMS
Project details:
Short Film. Dir. Katy Scoggin. 35mm (filmed on Location in Mojave Desert, California)
Sloan Production Grant, Fotokem Grant, Panavision New Filmmaker program. Official Selection: Aspen Shortsfest (2013), First Run Film Festival 2013
Date: 2012
Production (role):
37 (Producer)
Project details:
Short Film. Dir. Puk Grasten. Official Selection: Slamdance Film Festival 2013, Starring: Heather Lind(AMC’s Turn), Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City)
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Date: 2015
Production (role):
ASSISTANT TO PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Project details:
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1
God's Pocket
A Most Wanted Man
Happyish
Cooper Town Productions
Date: 2012-2014
Production (role):
Development Associate/ Assistant to Philip Seymour Hoffman
Company:
Cooper's Town Productions

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): I LOVE MY SISTER (Writer / Director)
    Company: PARK PICTURES
    Project details: Feature Film: Dr Julia Abrams, a neuroscientist in New York is forced into strange and comical situations as her work studying implicit gender bias butts up against her newfound role as Maid of Honor planning her sister's wedding.
  • Production (role): THE RAIN COLLECTOR (Writer / Director)
    Company:
    Project details: Feature Film: Based on her award winning short film (The Rain Collector) about a young woman finding purpose and love through science, inspired by true events.
  • Production (role): UNTITLED WEB SERIES (Creator / Writer / Director)
    Company: Adaptive Studios
    Project details: 6 x 10' min episodes
    New York romantic comedy web series (details to follow)
  • Production (role): UNABLE WORMS (Writer / Director)
    Company:
    Project details: Short Film: A short film about two sisters struggling with sibling rivalry, adulthood and depictions of women on stage in East London. Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Shortlist 2016
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): WAITING (Writer / Director)
    Company: ANCHOR LIGHT / POWDER ROOM FILMS
    Project details: 3 Minute Digital Shorts: One scene, five characters, three stalls.
    Producer: Theodora Dunlap, Claire MacDonald. Cast: Nadia Dajani (The Big C) and Louisa Krause (The Girlfriend Experience, Billions, Martha Marcy May Marlene).
    Film Shortage: Daily Shorts Pick (May 2017), Kerry Film Festival 2017
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE RAIN COLLECTOR (Writer / Director)
    Company: WIGWAM FILMS / POWDER ROOM FILMS
    Project details: Starring Celine Buckens (War Horse), Max Bennett (The Duchess, Anna Karenina), and Hermione Norris (Cold Feet)
    Alfred P Sloan Foundation Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Post Award, Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Shortlist 2015. Official Selection: FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival (*Nominated, Best Woman Director), Dallas International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, IFFBoston, First Run Film Festival, Lower East Side Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Hobnobben Film Festival (Best Short Film), Fusion Film Festival (Audience Choice Award), Cambridge Film Festival (UK), Kerry Film Festival (*Nominated, Best International Narrative Film), Athena Film Festival 2017
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BLACK DOG RED DOG (Writer / Director)
    Company: RABBIT BANDINI PRODUCTIONS
    Project details: Anthology Feature Film: Collaborative film (10 writer/directors), Cast: Logan Marshall Green, Chloe Sevigny, Tim Blake Nelson. Produced by James Franco, Julie Buck, Shruti Ganguly
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LAYING A FIRE (Writer / Director)
    Company: NYU
    Project details: Producer: Sydney Buchan Cast: Austin Purnell, Carolyn Holding
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): CANDLESTICKS (Writer / Director)
    Company: YOUNG KING PRODUCTIONS / POWDER ROOM FILMS
    Project details: Producer: AnnaRose King, Geoff Mansfield, Associate Producers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Adly Guirgis. Cinematography Award for DP Mike Rossetti at First Run Film Festival 2012. First Run Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Illumination- Helsinki 2012. Starring Mackenzie Meehan (Vinyl, Wolf of Wall St)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): AFRONAUTS (Producer)
    Company:
    Project details: Short Film. Dir. Frances Bodomo. Starring: Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross (The Get Down, Independent Spirit Award Nominee). Sundance 2014, Berlinale 2014, New Directors New Films, Grand Jury Prize- Dallas Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Rotterdam International Film Festival). Distribution: Sundance Shorts 2014 Commendation for Producing (First Run Film Festival)
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): SO YOU'VE GROWN ATTACHED (Producer)
    Company: POWDER ROOM FILMS
    Project details: Short Film. Dir. Kate Tsang. Official Selection: San Francisco International Film Festival (Best Narrative Short), Student Academy Award Nominee, IFFB, Seattle International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Broadcast on PBS)
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): FLOOD
    Company: NYU / POWDER ROOM FILMS
    Project details: Short Film. Dir. Katy Scoggin. 35mm (filmed on Location in Mojave Desert, California)
    Sloan Production Grant, Fotokem Grant, Panavision New Filmmaker program. Official Selection: Aspen Shortsfest (2013), First Run Film Festival 2013
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): 37 (Producer)
    Company:
    Project details: Short Film. Dir. Puk Grasten. Official Selection: Slamdance Film Festival 2013, Starring: Heather Lind(AMC’s Turn), Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): ASSISTANT TO PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
    Company:
    Project details: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2
    Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1
    God's Pocket
    A Most Wanted Man
    Happyish
    Cooper Town Productions
  • Date: 2012-2014
    Production (role): Development Associate/ Assistant to Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Company: Cooper's Town Productions
    Project details:
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