STAND STILL - stories from set

It was important to me, when making this film, to live by my politics, about diversity and inclusion and access in the industry-even in a small way on a short film shoot. We made sure all HoD meetings included both men and women and we put together an amazingly talented team. And to tackle obstacles to professional access and opportunity, as well as empowering someone regarding the process, we decided on a Directing Mentee position too. As a female director, who came up with a lack of female mentors on the professional shoots I worked on when I started, I wanted to bring an aspiring young female director into the process and along for the ride. (Although shout out to my amazing mentors from film school at nyu grad film -where badass ladies abounded). Thrilled to say that mentee is @ellagracekennedy. A great addition to the team through prep and production, and next we'll be in post and then out into the world with this film! #womeninfilm #mentor #director #film #filmmaker @freethebid @cinesisterslondon #seeitbeit #womendirectors #filmfatales *** #Repost @ellagracekennedy with @make_repost ・・・ A director and her mentee🎬 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ With the shooting of @standstillfilm wrapping yesterday, I want to say a special thank you to the director and my mentor @isabellawingdavey_ ! Having the opportunity to witness a director's process is an extremely personal and inspiring experience. I have learnt so much already and am extremely grateful for the opportunity to grow creatively myself with Isabella's guidance. I look forward to moving into post production and again witnessing Isabella's talents in the directors edit. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This film was written and performed so wonderfully by @michelle_bonnard and @zoetapperofficial and thanks to Isabella will now be visually beautiful, poignant and delivered in such a way that will pay justice to the important themes explored. True female filmmaking at its best!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this incredible film✨⁣ ⁣ #standstillfilm

STAND STILL has it's BFI funding!

After a lengthy development process with the fine folks at Film London (Jo Cadoret, Matt Ajan and Angeli Macfarlane) we have been awarded short film production funds from BFI to go into production on STAND STILL (previously known as One in Five and/or Mother Load). We promise that’s the last name change!

Very excited to be going into production in May 2019.


DIRECTOR/ACTORS/WRITERS meeting before directed reading of ONE IN FIVE for Film London

ONE IN FIVE: Film London (BFI Network) Development

THE RAIN COLLECTOR premieres on Museum of Moving Image NYC

CINESISTERS help spread the word about THE RAIN COLLECTOR online release

IFFBoston Alum film THE RAIN COLLECTOR now online

"One in Five" Kickstarter campaign: 2 hours left to join the campaign

1 in 5 new mothers experience mental health illness in the first year after giving birth. 2 HOURS LEFT TO JOIN THE @kickstarter campaign for @1in5film #postnataldepression (graphics by our amazing partner @PlanningUnit) #collaborators #1in5film @bonnoway @zozotaps @SarahBeardsall

Isabella Wing-Davey joins CINESISTERS, a collective of award-winning female directors in UK

ABOUT CINESISTERS: We are a collective of award-winning female directors dedicated to the creation of more films by and about women. 

We are BAFTA winners, Screen Stars of Tomorrow, Broadcast Hotshots, Breakthrough Brits and Emmy nominees. We are funded by the BFI, Creative England and The Wellcome Trust. We are participants of iFeatures, Microwave, Cinefoundation and Torino Lab. We are working with BBC Films, Film4, Pathe, Endor, Ruby Films, eOne, Baby Cow, Big Talk, Canal Plus, Channel 5, Film London, ITV, MTV, NBC Universal, Netflix, Picturehouses, Syfy and Sky.

We currently have more than 100 members and meet in London once a month to offer each other hands-on advice and share relevant experience. We support each other’s theatrical releases, share an internal database of resources, host masterclasses, put on special events and run a writers group.



POPDUST interview with Isabella Wing-Davey (about "WAITING" and "The Rain Collector")

I spoke with Andrew Karpan from POPDUST about my 3 minute short film, "Waiting" which is now available online as well as casting, themes and my other work like "The Rain Collector".

"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."

About WAITING: "Within three minutes, Wing-Davey is able to turn the energy of those moving parts into nothing short of a masterpiece of observation, the kind of space that immediately feels populated by real people."