"Her work is both impeccably produced and impeccably cast...[Wing-Davey has] "craft[ed] an immaculate filmic style, somewhere in that netherworld between Sofia Coppola's perfectly groomed costumes... and Wes Anderson's penchant for the pastels." - POPDUST (Andrew Karpan)
Isabella Wing-Davey is an award-winning British filmmaker, 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 (2016) starring Celine Buckens (War Horse) and Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, Spooks), received grants from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and was financed by a $30k 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, Fusion Film Festival (Audience Choice Award), FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival and Woodstock Film Festival among others and is now available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo OD. It premiered online with Museum of Moving Image NYC Sloan Science and Film. It was produced by BAFTA-winning production company Wigwam Films and Thea Dunlap of Park Pictures.
Her short film, "Waiting", starring Louisa Krause (The Girlfriend Experience S2) and Nadia Dajani about a brief encounter in a women’s restroom was called “a masterpiece of observation” by Popdust, and was named a Daily Shorts Pick by Film Shortage and played at Kerry Film Festival 2017.
Isabella received her MFA at NYU Tisch Grad film department, under Todd Solondz, Alexandre Rockwell and Spike Lee etc and was one of 10 writer/directors on the collaborative feature film produced by James Franco Black Dog Red Dog, starring Chloë Sevigny, Logan Marshall Green, Whoopi Goldberg and Tim Blake Nelson. After leaving NYU she worked in development and production in New York for Philip Seymour Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions and assisted him on "Hunger Games", "God's Pocket", Showtime's first pilot of "Happyish" among others. She is also an award-winning Producer "Afronauts" 2014: Sundance, Berlinale, "So You’ve Grown Attached" 2014: Student Academy Award finalist.
As a writer/director she has a contemporary Brooklyn coming-of-age feature film about a female neuroscientist in development with award-winning New York production company Park Pictures and Quiddity Films and a UK-set feature film with BAFTA-winning and BFI Vision Award producer Emily Morgan at Quiddity Films, as well as a series with Adaptive Studios. As a director she has a UK-set feature film about post-natal depression in development with actor/writer team Michelle Bonnard and Zoë Tapper. and a BFI-backed short film, Mother Load with the same team going into production in 2019. Isabella is part of the UK filmmakers collective Cinesisters and is represented by Olivia Gray at Independent Talent in UK.
Wing-Davey is also an accomplished Producer, having developed and produced some very successful short films through Powder Room Films as well as being a freelance producer for music videos, commercials and digital content. Some of the clients, production companies, bands and brands are: OIKOS, Peuterey, Parlour Tricks, Anchor Light, Big Spaceship, GB65, Good Look, Hello Please, MTV World, Bransch, Anamanaguchi. Black Yaya/Herman Dune. Some of the short film production credits include:
Afronauts (by Frances Bodomo), Short Film (2014), Sundance 2014, Berlinale 2014, DIFF, NIFF, AFF and was part of Sundance Shorts and BFI Sci-Fi strands. It has been programmed in over 20 countries. Afronauts Film
So You've Grown Attached (by Kate Tsang), Short FIlm (2014), Best Narrative Short (San Francisco International Film Festival 2014), AFF, Woodstock Best Student Short, Student Academy Award Regional Finalist. It was distributed by PBS. Watch it here: SYGA WEBSITE