POWDER ROOM FILMS
Powder Room Films is the production company of New York based filmmaker Isabella Wing-Davey.
One of the key aims of Powder Room Films is to make films that address, or redress things that we take as cultural norms and institutions. Using Comedy as well as Drama, Documentary as well as Narrative structures, these films hope to challenge the way we look at the world, and issues that have been so subsumed into society that no one questions the decisions they make or the ways they choose to live their lives.
“It’s important to question the commonly accepted thoughts and structures of society. It’s not about pushing an agenda, it’s about raising the questions” Isabella Wing-Davey 2011 (Interview in TANK Magazine 2011)
Marriage and it’s place in the 21st century feminist mindset, male anorexia and the struggle for unattainable beauty, coming-of-age, religion and it’s effect on precocious teenagers. The interplay between creativity and gender power struggles within relationships.
Isabella Wing-Davey is a British filmmaker living in New York. After studying History at Cambridge University she started working in film, interning at Killer Films and Number 9 Films. She then worked on large and small budget features (Prince of Persia dir. Mike Newell and RAGE dir. Sally Potter), while making her own shorts, which propelled her into NYU’s prestigious graduate film program where she is now a thesis student. The recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship and a Tisch School of the Arts Fellowship, she has worked on Narrative and Documentary films both in New York and London and her work has been seen at film festivals around the world. This summer, a recently produced short film, PEN PAL premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival, and her most recent documentary “Not Hotel Art” as a director premiered at London International Documentary Festival in May 2012. Isabella has worked on Commercials and Music Videos, as well as Narrative and Documentary films both in New York and London and her work as a cinematographer and Producer as well as writer/director, has also been seen at festivals around the world, most recently Citizen Jane Film Festival, LA Shortsfest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Reykjavik Film Festival.
Isabella was the inaugural recipient of the Robert Oberman and Gregory Pickert Media Services Producting Award for her outstanding work as a Producer at NYU and she is in post production on NYU thesis film, “FLOOD” dir. Katy Scoggin (Alfred P Sloan Production Grant, Fotokem post production Grant and Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant for the feature). She currently has three other short films in post-production (“37” dir. Puk Grasten, “Autumn Whispers” dir. Charles Rogers and “So You’ve Grown Attached” dir. Kate Tsang).
Isabella had her first feature film experience as a writer/director, on the James Franco produced film “Black Dog, Red, Dog” earlier this year, working with actors Tim Blake Nelson, Chloe Sevigny and Logan Marshall Green about the life and work of poet Stephen Dobyns which is currently in post production.
Powder Room Films is a non-commercial enterprise.