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Isabella Wing-Davey

Writer / Director

Isabella is an award-winning British filmmaker, a member of BFI/Bafta Crew and BIFA Springboard, a Film  Independent and New York Film Festival Artist Academy Fellow and recipient of awards from the Sloan  Foundation and HFPA. Stand Still (2019), her award-winning Film London/BFI-funded short film about post natal depression, premiered at BFI London Film Festival 2019 and has played at festivals around the world.  The film stars actor/writers Michelle Bonnard and Zoë Tapper. The Rain Collector (2015), her short film  about women in science in Victorian England starring Hermione Norris, was called “a stupendous marvel of  anxiety and restraint” and won awards at festivals around the world, and Waiting (2017), a short vignette set  in a New York bathroom, was described as “a masterpiece of observation”. She wrote and directed two  segments of the James Franco-produced Black Dog Red Dog (2015) starring Chloë Sevigny and Tim Blake  Nelson. After getting her MFA (Film Directing) from NYU’s Graduate Film Program she worked at Philip  Seymour Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions, initially as a development associate, and later as Mr  Hoffman’s assistant and Production Executive on projects for Showtime, Lionsgate among others, which  adds to her knowledge and expertise of all areas of production, enriching her directing abilities.
Her current slate includes ‘THE WEEK DAD CAME HOME’, a feature film developed through Torino Film  Lab, about a woman whose family comes together the week her father is released from hospice care to die  at home, SPRINGTIME IN BROOKLYN, a contemporary coming-of-early middle age feature film about a  female neuroscientist in development with award-winning New York production company Park Pictures and  a UK-set feature film with BAFTA-winning and BFI Vision Award producer Emily Morgan.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2022
Production (role):
HOLLYOAKS (Eps 5856 - 5860)
Company:
Lime Pictures
Project details:
Director of five episode block
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
THE WEEK DAD CAME HOME (Writer/ Director)
Project details:
TORINO FILM LAB - NEXT 2021

Feature Film: When Helen’s father comes home to die she starts making arrangements, but a shocking discovery jeopardizes the last precious days the family have together.
Production (role):
Untitled Period Art Film - Director/Writer
Company:
Quiddity Films
Project details:
Prod. Emily Morgan

Feature supported with BFI Vision Award development funding
Production (role):
SPRINGTIME IN BROOKLYN (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.
Producers: Thea Dunlap & Emily Morgan
SHORT FILMS
Date: 2019
Production (role):
STAND STILL (Director)
Company:
British Film Institute/ Island Pictures in Association with Slick Films
Project details:
Short Film/ 2019/ UK / 17min/ 1.78:1/
BFI/Film London funded short film about post natal depression.
BFI London Film Festival 2019 (World Premiere)
Link International Film Festival (Best Short Film Award)
Bolton International Film Festival - nominated Women in Film Award
Sheffield Short Film Festival - Finalist/Nom. Best UK Short Film
Birmingham Film Festival - Nom. Best Short Film and Best Female (Zoë Tapper)
Deep Focus Film Festival (Finalist)
Woodstock Film Festival (Official Selection)
Harrogate Film Festival (Official Selection)
Crystal Palace International Film Festival (Official Selection)
Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival (Official Selection)
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (Official Selection)
RePRO Film Festival (Official Selection)
Hobnobben Film Festival (Official Selection)
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: 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)
Company:
Powder Room Films
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: 2013- 2014
Production (role):
Assistant to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Production Executive
Company:
Cooper’s Town Productions
Project details:
On current and future projects for PSH as actor/director/producer (script reading, hearing pitches, new project selection, talent meetings, festival publicity with publicist, Sundance 2014, and on-set assisting: Hunger Games
Mockingjay Pt 1 and 2, God’s Pocket, A Most Wanted Man, Happyish (Showtime)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): HOLLYOAKS (Eps 5856 - 5860)
    Company: Lime Pictures
    Project details: Director of five episode block
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE WEEK DAD CAME HOME (Writer/ Director)
    Company:
    Project details: TORINO FILM LAB - NEXT 2021

    Feature Film: When Helen’s father comes home to die she starts making arrangements, but a shocking discovery jeopardizes the last precious days the family have together.
  • Production (role): Untitled Period Art Film - Director/Writer
    Company: Quiddity Films
    Project details: Prod. Emily Morgan

    Feature supported with BFI Vision Award development funding
  • Production (role): SPRINGTIME IN BROOKLYN (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.
    Producers: Thea Dunlap & Emily Morgan
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): STAND STILL (Director)
    Company: British Film Institute/ Island Pictures in Association with Slick Films
    Project details: Short Film/ 2019/ UK / 17min/ 1.78:1/
    BFI/Film London funded short film about post natal depression.
    BFI London Film Festival 2019 (World Premiere)
    Link International Film Festival (Best Short Film Award)
    Bolton International Film Festival - nominated Women in Film Award
    Sheffield Short Film Festival - Finalist/Nom. Best UK Short Film
    Birmingham Film Festival - Nom. Best Short Film and Best Female (Zoë Tapper)
    Deep Focus Film Festival (Finalist)
    Woodstock Film Festival (Official Selection)
    Harrogate Film Festival (Official Selection)
    Crystal Palace International Film Festival (Official Selection)
    Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival (Official Selection)
    Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (Official Selection)
    RePRO Film Festival (Official Selection)
    Hobnobben Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • 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: 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: Powder Room Films
    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: 2013- 2014
    Production (role): Assistant to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Production Executive
    Company: Cooper’s Town Productions
    Project details: On current and future projects for PSH as actor/director/producer (script reading, hearing pitches, new project selection, talent meetings, festival publicity with publicist, Sundance 2014, and on-set assisting: Hunger Games
    Mockingjay Pt 1 and 2, God’s Pocket, A Most Wanted Man, Happyish (Showtime)
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