Isabella Wing-Davey is an award-winning British filmmaker, a Film Independent Fellow and was the inaugural recipient of the Creative Media Services Production Award. She received an Alfred P Sloan Production Award to make The Rain Collector (2015), starring Celine Buckens (War Horse) and Hermione Norris (BBC’s Spooks). She was an Artist Academy Fellow at 53rd New York Film Festival 2014 and was shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist-of-Choice award in 2015 for The Rain Collector, and in 2016 was awarded a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award for the film. The Rain Collector premiered at Leeds International Film Festival and played at London Short Film Festival 2016, where Wing-Davey was nominated by Women in Film (UK) for the Best Woman Director Award. So far, US festival selection includes Fusion Film Festival 2016 (Audience Choice Award), Dallas International Film Festival 2016 and Independent Film Festival Boston 2016. Her projects have received support for short film production and feature development from the Sloan Foundation, Sundance Institute, Panavision New Filmmakers and Film Independent. She is also an award- winning producer, short film credits include: Flood (Aspen Shortsfest) So You’ve Grown Attached (Student Academy Award finalist, San Francisco International Film Festival (Best Narrative Short) and was broadcast on PBS) and Afronauts, a short film by Frances Bodomo (Sundance, Berlinale, DIFF-Short Film Grand Jury Prize), as well as music videos and digital content.
Wing-Davey holds an MA Cantab from Cambridge University, and got her MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film Program (Dean’s Scholarship and Tisch School of the Arts Fellowship). As well as producing and directing she has worked in development and/or production on projects for Showtime, Lionsgate and Park Pictures with Cooper’s Town Productions. She is one of 10 Writer/Directors on the James Franco produced feature Black Dog Red Dog (2015), starring Chloe Sevigny, Logan Marshall Green, Whoopi Goldberg and Tim Blake Nelson. She has two feature films in development. She splits her time between New York and London.