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: Berlinale 2014 Screening times

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Afronauts will screen at Berlinale 2014 as part of the SHORTS III program, and will also be included in the SHORTS MIX section.

 

Screening Times:

SHORTS III:

AFRONAUTS will screen with 4 other short films: darkroomWashingtoniaSolo te puedo mostrar el colorSky Lines

Sun Feb 09 16:30
CinemaxX 5

Tue Feb 11 16:00
CinemaxX 5

Wed Feb 12 17:45
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Fri Feb 14 22:00
CinemaxX 3

 

SHORTS MIX:

AFRONAUTS will screening with 5 other shorts in this section: KamakuraPerson to PersonIm Tekhayekh, Ha’Olam Yekhayekh ElekhaBIRDSThree Stones for Jean Genet

Sun Feb 16 17:45
Colosseum 1

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

“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

“37″ at VisionFest 2013

at VisionFest 2013

at VisionFest 2013

“37″ played tonight as part of a sold out screening at VisionFest 2013.

Both the director, Puk Grasten, and Producer, Isabella Wing-Davey, attending the screening along with the lead actress, Lynn Cohen.

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/

AFRONAUTS director Frances Bodomo festival run with Boneshaker

“Boneshaker”, the previous short film from “Afronauts” director Frances Bodomo continues festival run at SXSW next week (after premiering at Sundance 2013 and playing at Pan African film festival).

PEN PAL at Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 2013)

Happy to announce that Pen Pal (directed by Brooke Goldfinch) is continuing its festival run at Glasgow Film Festival, having premiered last year at Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Cucalorus Film Festival.

http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/information/festivals_within_the_festivals

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)

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.

“Oysters Rockefeller” screens at Bahamas International Film Festival and Illumination 2013 (Helsinki, Finland)

Proud to have Oysters screen somewhere hot and sunny at Bahamas International Film Festival…right on the heels of it’s screening at Illumination 2013 in Helsinki, Finland (not so sunny or so warm).

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

PEN PAL to screen at Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov 2012

Very excited that Pen Pal will be screening at Cucalorus Film Festival this year, and both the Director (Brooke Goldfinch) and Producer (Isabella Wing-Davey) will be there to attend some of the screenings.

Pen Pal is screening as part of Bodak Shorts- dramatic

Thursday November 8th: 10.15pm @Jengo’s playhouse

Saturday November 10th: 10.30am @Jengo’s playhouse

ALSO SCREENING WITH THE FEATURE, See Girl Run by Nate Meyer

Friday Nov 9th, 7pm @ City Stage

Saturday Nov 10th, 1.15pm @ Thalian Black

 

CANDLESTICKS: Official Selection: Citizen Jane Film Festival 2012

Thrilled to be heading to Colombia, Missouri for the 5th Annual Citizen Jane Film Festival, where CANDLESTICKS will be playing as part of the “Love” shorts section: new and independent takes on the Hollywood portrayal of love.

Screening Saturday 8pm @ The Warehouse and Sunday 12 noon @ The Warehouse.

 

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

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.

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.

International Shorts 3

@HMS President (Victoria Embankment)

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

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/

 

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)

Oysters Rockefeller to screen at FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL

Oysters Rockefeller (2012)

A short by Charles Rogers to screen at Cantor Film Center, Sunday April 1st, 2012, 4.30pm

Candlesticks screens at NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL

Candlesticks (2012) 11min

screening at 8.30pm, March 29th 2012 at NYU Cantor Film Center

Dir. Isabella Wing-Davey

Producer: AnnaRose King, Isabella Wing-Davey, Geoff Mansfield

Director of Photography: Michael Rossetti

 

 

“37″ a short film by Puk Grasten WRAPPED

03/26/2012- principal photography wrapped, a great cast and fantastic crew.

Two half days and one full day in East New York. It was a smooth shoot and now we’re excited to get going with post-production: film’s at the lab and then it’ll all begin..

 

 

 

“Black Dog, Red Dog” feature film in pre-production

Pre-Production has begun on Black Dog, Red Dog, a collaborative feature film with 10 writer/directors (of which Isabella Wing-Davey is one), based on the book of Poetry by Stephen Dobyns of the same name.

James Franco on WhoSay
This is the third episode “Black Dog, Red Dog” making of- Episode 3of the making-of which chronicles our writing process.

Rabbit Bandini Productions is producing the film and we will go into production at the end of April.

“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

AUTUMN WHISPERS to screen at NYU

Autumn Whispers (dir. Charles Rogers) screening for Cast and Crew

Dir/Writer: Charles Rogers

Producer: Isabella Wing-Davey and Charles Rogers

Director of Photography: Brian Lannin

Friday, March 23rd at 7pm, 721 Broadway, 10th floor, Room 1027.

11- year-old Elliot Murkle is making a movie.

He’s written his first feature film in the vain of his favorite films Ordinary PeopleInteriors, and Doubt, and his famous producer father has agreed to fund it and attach contractually-obligated movie stars, like Rosalind Mathers, who fears that this may be the very end of her career.

“37″ A NEW SHORT FILM BY PUK GRASTEN

Pre-Production underway for a new short film by Puk Grasten.

“37″ is a film about the Bystander Effect centering on an older couple who witness a murder outside their window.

Happy to announce that Jonas Carpignano (winner of Controcampo award at Venice Film festival for Achjana) will be the Director of Photography.

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)

ILLY Commercial production

Production for ILLY COMMERCIAL BEGINS

Shooting at Brooklyn Fireproof Soundstage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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).

Oysters Rockefeller cast/crew screening

Oysters Rockefeller (dir. Charles Rogers) had a work-in-progress screening for cast and crew on May 8th 2011

at Skirball Center, W 4th St, New York, NY

2pm