Powder Room Films Produced short film “37″ by Puk Grasten, expanded into feature film!

Thrilled that our very talented collaborator, Puk Grasten is making her first feature film!

“37″ based on the short film of the same name, which was produced in 2012 by Powder Room Films’ Isabella Wing-Davey premiered at Slamdance Film Festival in 2013, and starred Heather Lind and Lynn Cohen.

The short film was based on the murder of Kitty Genovese.

 

The feature film: Asger Hussain and Yaron Schwartzman of Game 7 Films are producing, Regner Grasten and Tove Grasten of Regner Grasten Film are exec producing. The film is co-funded by New Danish Screen, the new talent section under The Danish Film Institute.

 See the Casting information on Deadline.com

Isabella Wing-Davey/The Rain Collector- shortlisted for Kevin Spacey Foundation Award

Thrilled to announce that Isabella Wing-Davey has been shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Award in June 2015 for her project, The Rain Collector. 

 

KSF Press Release: June 23 2015

23 JUN ANNOUNCING SHORTLIST FOR KSF ARTISTS OF CHOICE

KSF Artists of Choice is our pioneering funding and mentoring initiative for UK and US based emerging artists working in theatre, musical theatre, music, dance or film. Epitomizing KSF’s aim of ‘sending the elevator back down’ it will provide funding, year-round support and mentoring by industry heavyweights.

We received around 1,200 applications from emerging artists working across all five disciplines. Those shortlisted shone out in terms of creative potential, practical wherewithal and a demonstrable need for funding.

- See more at: http://www.kevinspaceyfoundation.org/announcing-shortlist-ksf-artists-choice/#sthash.qj0MiFOy.dpuf

Matthew C Hart to edit “The Rain Collector”

Powder Room Films is thrilled to once again work with the fantastic Matthew C Hart, who is joining The Rain Collector team as our Editor.

Matthew C Hart:

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Matthew C. Hart is a filmmaker based in New York City.

He has edited feature films, shorts, commercials and documentaries, alongside his writing & directing projects. He worked on Noah Baumbach’s recent films, Frances Ha and Mistress America, and has just finished editing an original comedy series for DirecTV. The last short he edited Actor Seeks Role, won the Grand Jury Prize at IFFBoston, and has been featured in the New Yorker. He’s currently cutting a feature, Frank & Lola, starring Michael Shannon, Justin Long and Imogen Poots.

 

For more information: www.matthewchart.com 

AFRONAUTS: international premiere at Berlinale 2014

Afronauts, a short film by Frances Bodomo, produced  by Isabella Wing-Davey at Powder Room FIlms, will have its international premiere at Berlinale 2014, following a few weeks on from its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014, where it was well received.

 

The director, Frances Bodomo, as well as Producer, Isabella Wing-Davey, will attend the festival, where Frances Bodomo will also be taking part in the Berlinale Talent Campus.

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AFRONAUTS to premiere at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2014

AFRONAUTS by Frances Bodomo, Produced by Isabella Wing-Davey will have it’s world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014 in Park City Utah.

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Selected from over 8,000 submissions, Afronauts will screen as one of 66 short films at the festival, which runs Jan 16-26th in Park City, Utah.

 

Isabella Wing-Davey selected as Film Independent Producing Lab Fellow for feature film FLOOD (by Katy Scoggin)

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization today announced the 9 projects (and 11 filmmakers) selected for the 2013 Film Independent Producing Lab. The Lab is an intensive six-week incubator designed to help producers working in independent film improve their craft and take their current projects to the next level in a nurturing yet challenging creative environment. Under the tutelage of the Lab Mentors Karin Chien, Lynette Howell, Ted Kroeber and Michael Roiff, the participants are advised on the art and business of producing and are also introduced to established producers and film professionals who serve as guest speakers and advisors. Fellows also get year round mentoring from FIlm Independent, access to the Producer’s Forum and LA Film Festival.

Isabella Wing-Davey selected as a fellow with “Flood” by Katy Scoggin. The other fellows are: Nicholas Greene (A Death in the Andes), Emily Ting (Chesapeake), Nicholas Bruckman (Doctor), Monique Gabriela Cumen (I’m Not Down), Yoav Potash (Moment of Truth), Nagwa Ibrahim/Wesam Nassar (Saeed on the Run), Antonio Tibaldi (The Oldest Man Alive) and LaToya Morgan/Jared Parsons (Welcome to the Sandbox).2013-10-26 11.11.29

AFRONAUTS article on indiewire

Great shout out from Tambay A Obenson (Shadow and Act section of Indiewire)

http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/watch-clips-from-frances-bodomos-afronauts-boneshaker

A few quotes from the article:

It should be clear by now that we’re high on Frances Bodomo’s upcoming Afronauts, a film on the 1964 Zambian Space Program.

The film’s starring cast of actors includes Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross and Hoji Fortuna.

It’s currently in post-production, and should debut on the film festival circuit sometime in the next 12 months, and we’ll certainly be watching for it.

AFRONAUTS: “JULY 20, 1969//2019 & apirational weirdness” article

Great write up by Rahel Aima on The State about Afronauts

READ FULL ARTICLE

Award for Producing for Isabella Wing-Davey @ First Run Film Festival 2013

Isabella Wing-Davey received a commendation for producing from First Run Film Festival 2013 for her body of work at the festival:

37 by Puk Grasten

Flood by Katy Scoggin

Beds Made and Sweaters On by Lee Manansala

Autumn Whispers by Charles Rogers

 

http://www.firstrunfestival.com/news/

AFRONAUTS: ****CASTING UPDATE: Yolonda Ross signed on to play Auntie Sunday

Thrilled to announce Yolonda Ross (most recently seen in HBO’s Phil Spector, and Treme), has signed on to play Auntie Sunday in the new Powder Room Films production, AFRONAUTS by Frances Bodomo.

AFRONAUTS: okayafrica! write up about the film, and fundraising efforts

“Film: ‘Afronauts’ What Became of the Zambian Space Program?” by Derica Shields

http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/03/14/african-film-director-frances-bodomo-afronauts-zambia-space-race/

“37″ Q&A at Slamdance: Sunday 10.15am screening, Park City, Utah

Shorts 4 of Slamdance Film Festival

“37″ screened and was followed by Q&A with Writer/Director Puk Grasten and Producer Isabella Wing-Davey.

Puk Grasten (Writer/Director), Isabella Wing-Davey (Producer)

“37″ Director (Puk Grasten) and Producer (Isabella Wing-Davey) head to Slamdance

37 is playing in Shorts 4 at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Jan 2013.

Mugshots were immediately taken of all the filmmakers as they arrived..

Puk Grasten (writer/director)

Isabella Wing-Davey (Producer)

37 is Official Selection at Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

We’re thrilled to announce that “37″, Written and Directed by Puk Grasten, Produced by Isabella Wing-Davey, will play as part of the LIVE ACTION SHORTS competition at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City in January 2013.

Last week, Grasten and Wing-Davey attended a reception for filmmakers at the Directors Guild of America, met some great filmmakers and festival programmers and DGA people which was a great way to get into the spirit of the festival.

 

See you in Park City in Jan 2013!

“Candlesticks” and “Oysters Rockefeller” at Illumination 2013 (Finland)

Isabella Wing-Davey and Charles Rogers were 2 of 3 filmmakers from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program sent to Helsinki to represent the program, screen their films and take part in The Helsinki Educational Film Festival 2013 (Illumination 2013).

 

The festival included film screenings and workshops with the three other film schools present: ELO (Helsinki Film School), RITS (Brussels film school) and The Norweigan Film School.

Part of the festival involved a workshop based on Dogville, creating scenes in black box environment, these were devised by students from all the film schools, working together. Wing-Davey and Rogers co-directed for their group, working with Finnish Actors.

PRF films Q&A in Finland

Isabella Wing-Davey, Charles Rogers doing Q&A at ILLUMINATION 2013 screening of their pre-thesis films in Helsinki Finland.

From left: Lia Johnson, Isabella Wing-Davey, Charles Rogers, Shiva Bajpai, Gerald Crump

So You’ve Grown Attached wrapped!

October 11th: wrapped principal photography on So You’ve Grown Attached.

One of the best props of the movie has got to be this amazing cake created by Mimi Bai (Production Designer) and Jen Overstreet (Art Director).

 

All the cast and crew signed it, and Madeleine Connor, our wonderful 12 year old lead took it home.

Good times!

 

“So You’ve Grown Attached” Kickstarter campaign launch

 

We have just 14 days to go to raise $10,000…..

So far, with generous donations we’ve raised just over 15% of our $10,000 target.

With Kickstarter we only get any of the money if the target is reached, so please donate, or share the link with people who you think can.

 

Thanks so much,

The SYGA team…shooting in asuburb near you in October 2012

Pen Pal screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival

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“Pen Pal” short film heads to Scotland

Pen Pal (2011) to screen at Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of the YOUTH SHORTSProgram on July 1st, 2012.

From Left: Brooke Goldfinch (Writer/ Director) and Isabella Wing-Davey (Producer)

Powder Room Films Producer, Isabella Wing-Davey, heads to Edinburgh International Film Festival

Isabella Wing-Davey delegate pass

 

 

Very proud to be heading to Edinburgh International Film Festival with the wonderful short film, Pen Pal, with writer/director Brooke Goldfinch.

PEN PAL selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

FLOOD awarded Panavision New Filmmaker Grant

We will be shooting FLOOD on 35mm film next week, thanks to the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant that we were awarded, providing a 35mm camera and accessories from Panavision Hollywood.

 

“Not Hotel Art” to screen at London International Documentary Festival (May 30th 2012)

Not Hotel Art (5 min documentary by Isabella Wing-Davey) will be screening as part of the International Shorts Program of the London International Documentary Festival.

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@HMS President (Victoria Embankment)

Wednesday May 30th 2012

http://www.lidf.co.uk/film/not-hotel-art/

Black Dog Red Dog in production (April 2012)

In April 2012, Isabella Wing-Davey directed her two sequences of Black Dog Red Dog based on 2 of Stephen Dobyns Poems, produced by Rabbit Bandini Production.

This is the seventh and final episode of the Behind-the-scenes series on the making of Black Dog Red Dog.


James Franco on WhoSay

FLOOD awarded Fotokem Post-Production Award

“FLOOD” our next short film, written and directed by Katy Scoggin, has just been awarded the Fotokem Post-Production Award, covering processing and a workprint of the 35mm footage.

http://www.fotokem.com/

 

“37″ CAST ANNOUNCED

Happy to announce that we are fully cast for our next film “37″ A short by Puk Grasten about the Bystander Effect.

JACK- George Irving
FLOREL- Lynn Cohen
KITTY- Heather Lind
WINSTON- Korey Jackson
We are very excited to have such an accomplished cast.
Special Thanks to our Casting Director Matthew Messinger

Matthew C Hart joins AUTUMN WHISPERS as Editor

Powder Room Films is happy to announce that Matthew C Hart, Motion Picture Editor, has come on board to edit ‘Autumn Whispers’.

Matt Hart:

Broadcast experience includes obs docs (reality) and presenter-led (90 mins, BBC1/ BBC2 / C4/ PBS)
Features experience as editor (e.g. Vanessa Redgrave) large and small budgets, both in UK and New York.

For more information, visit his website

AUTUMN WHISPERS wrapped

After a successful and smooth shoot we have now wrapped Autumn Whispers, and heading into post production.

Congrats and thanks to the wonderful cast and crew.

Hoping to be finished in post by March/April, so watch this space for more information.

ILLY Commercial production wrapped

ILLY COMMERCIAL: in the can, sent to Technicolor Postworks for developing and telecine.

Telecine session with Isabella Wing-Davey (Director) and Edward Barnes (DP)

Two Degrees Festival

Two Degrees 2011 – Trailer from this is tomorrow on Vimeo.

Trailer and documentation for TWO DEGREES FESTIVAL 2011 run by ArtsAdmin (UK)
Theme: Art and Activism. Commission by www.thisisitomorrow.info
Film made by Powder Room Films in 24 hours (to film, edit and post online).
View full video on Vimeo here

Candlesticks, London Film Screening

Private screening of in London at the Old Vic Tunnels for Cast and Crew. Hosted by Old Vic Tunnels (http://oldvictunnels.com/find-us/) and Panasonic, in association with NOMAD (www.NOMAD.org) and Powder Room Films (www.PowderRoomFilms.com).

Candlesticks (11min, HD), screened alongside fellow NYU-filmmaker Leonora Lonsdale’s film: “Bella Fleace Gave a Party” (15 min, 35mm)

CANDLESTICKS private cast/crew screening (New York)

May 8th 2011 2pm

Skirball Center, W 4th St

Screening of Candlesticks for Cast and Crew (including Kickstarter backers).