“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 Weather, Valley 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)
“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.”