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

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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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

“FLOOD”: Alfred P Sloan Producer’s Grant awarded to Isabella Wing-Davey by Film Independent

$25,000 Film Independent Sloan Producing Grant awarded to Producer Isabella Wing-Davey with project “Flood”.

Film Independent announced the award on Sunday night at the closing night reception for the Producer’s Forum at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles, presented by Indiewire.

“Film Independent is honored to continue our relationship with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and to award this year’s Sloan Producing Grant,” said Jennifer Kushner Director of Artist Development. “ Bella Wing-Davey is a promising young producer, and Flood deftly addresses the gulf between science and religion through an emotionally affecting father-daughter story. Since 2007, Film Independent has awarded Sloan grants to a number of worthy independent film projects that have been successfully produced, including Future WeatherValley of Saints, and Basmati Blues, which wrapped production this summer in India. Several other projects are in pre-production. We have high hopes for Flood look forward to nurturing and supporting this project through our Producing Lab and beyond.”

Isabella Wing-Davey (center) with 2012 Sloan Grant winners, Casey Cooper Johnson- Director, Unmanned (left) , Casey Fenton- Producer, Unmanned (right)

Isabella Wing-Davey (center) with 2012 Sloan Grant winners, Casey Cooper Johnson- Director, Unmanned (left) , Casey Fenton- Producer, Unmanned (right)

“We are delighted to partner with Film Independent in supporting Flood as the recipient of this year’s Sloan Producer’s Lab grant, ” said Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “In further developing this personal film about evolution and why thoughtful people may continue to resist its overwhelming scientific evidence, we hope to extend our remarkable winning streak with FIND–every project we have supported at the Lab has either been completed or is in pre-production–while demonstrating yet again how science and technology offer filmmakers fresh, original stories and great characters.”

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

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/

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER in NYCIFF

Oysters Rockefeller (2012) A short film by Charles Rogers, Produced by PRF Producer Isabella Wing-Davey and Ryan Heller, had it’s world premier at New York City International Film Festival.

Here is some of the team at the Opening Night Gala in August 2012.

Isabella Wing-Davey (Producer), Charles Rogers (Writer/Director), Ryan Heller (Producer)

Pen Pal screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Pen Pal Screens as part of YOUTH SHORTS programPen Pal screens fifth in Youth Shorts Program

“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.

“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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Wednesday May 30th 2012

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

KICKSTARTER campaign launched for “FLOOD”

We have the support of Sloan, Sundance, NYU and Fotokem, and now we need your help- shooting on 35mm is crazy expensive, shooting in a desert is not cheap, and housing/feeding people 3 meals per day for 7 days is not exactly pennies..

 

if you can, please take a look at the Kickstarter campaign…


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1110694489/flood-the-movie

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

Isabella Wing-Davey (Producer) Wins Media Services Production Fund Award

The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University has announced that Isabella Wing-Davey, a third-year student in the Graduate Film Division of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, has been named the winner of the 2012 Robert Oberman and Gregory Pickert Media Services Graduate Film Production Fund Award. The Fund, established with a grant from Media Services, a leading payroll, accounting, and software provider for the entertainment industry will now single out one third-year student for outstanding producing work.

Isabella Wing Davey (second from left) accepting her Producing Award from Media Services President and CEO, Gregory Pickert (left). Also presenting the award were producing faculty member Peggy Rajski (second from right) and Grad Film Chair John Tintori (right) at the opening night of the Graduate Film screenings of the 2012 First Run Film Festival. Photo credit: Melodie Jeng ’12.

Michael Rossetti wins Cinematography award

Michael Rossetti awarded a commendation and award for Cinematography for short films Candlesticks (2012) and Oysters Rockefeller (2012) at NYU’s FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL Graduate film awards (Sunday April 1st, 2012)