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.”

Powder Room Films in Park City, with Seed & Spark

Jan 21st, 2013: At the Film Independent Party in Park City

Had fun chatting with fellow NYU Grad Film buddy Liam Brady (Chief Operating Officer for Seed & Spark) and CEO/Founder Seed & Spark Emily Best, who ambushed me for a quick 15 seconds on ‘what is independent film?’ for their twitter followers, so here it is.. a bit silly, but enjoy..

Seed & SparkSeed and Spark is an one-stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute, and interact with their audience and the broader independent film community.

“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)