"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 Fellow and New York Film Festival Artist Academy Fellow and two time nominee for the Kevin Spacey Artist-of-Choice Award. She received grants from Alfred P Sloan Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to make her 2015 short film, about women in science in Victorian England, The Rain Collector, starring Celine Buckens (War Horse) and Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, Spooks), which premiered at Leeds International Film Festival 2015 (nom. Best Yorkshire Short) and played at numerous festivals both in the US and internationally, including London Short Film Festival (nom. Best Woman Director Award), Dallas International Film Festival, IFFBoston, Fusion Film Festival (Audience Choice Award), FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival, Lower East Side Film Festival, Hobnobben Film Festival (Best Short Film), Woodstock Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (nom: Best International Narrative Award) and is now available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo OD. Her most recent work, "Waiting", a 3 minute single scene comedy vignette about women in a bathroom at a wedding reception stars Nadia Dajani and Louisa Krause, was a Film Shortage Daily Shorts pick and is now available online. PopDust described it as "a masterpiece of observation".
Her projects have received support for short film production and feature development from the Sloan Foundation, Sundance Institute, Panavision New Filmmakers and Film Independent. She was one of 10 Writer/Directors on the upcoming James Franco produced feature "Black Dog Red Dog" (2015), starring Chloë Sevigny, Logan Marshall Green, Whoopi Goldberg and Tim Blake Nelson.
She holds an MA Cantab from Cambridge University, and got her MFA from NYU Tisch's Graduate Film Program (notable alums: Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Cary Fukunaga, Jim Jarmusch, Debra Granik) . She has worked in development and production on projects for Showtime, Lionsgate and Park Pictures with Cooper’s Town Productions. She is currently in development on her first feature, "I Love my Sister", a romantic comedy about a woman coming of age in Brooklyn while studying implicit gender bias and planning her sister's wedding, as well as a feature length version of The Rain Collector. She splits her time between New York and London.
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