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THE VOWSS 2018 LONDON APRIL 2018

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN & SHE SAYS PRESENT

THE BEST WOMEN DIRECTORS  GLOBALLY OF SHORT FILMS
AS WELL AS THE BEST DIRECTORS AND CREATIVE DIRECTORS OF COMMERCIALS, EXPERIMENTAL FILM & BRANDED CONTENT

AMONG THE FILMMAKERS ARE:

LAURA RODGERS, ALICE BURTON, TINY BULLET |
THE ADPOLOGY |
The Adpology is a humorous but poignant apology from advertising to women for decades of misrepresentation. The film was created
by volunteers, produced with next to no budget, and released to the world with zero media spend.

NEDAL AHMED |
P&G - THE TALK |
In this film, Black parents prepare their children for the difficulties of growing up black in America. Because while many things have changed, “The Talk” for Black Americans has remained. The film ends by asking everyone to talk about bias.

BRYNNA AYLWARD AND CINZIA CROCIANI |
WHAT SHE WAS WEARING |
Blaming victims of sexual assault is a pervasive practice in our society. Even in 2018, upon hearing about an assault, many ask “what was she wearing?” This film is an attempt to put a stop to that practice.

BECKY MARTIN |
BRITISH AIRWAYS– IN FLIGHT SAFETY FILM |
British Airways collaborated with Comic Relief to launch a pre-flight safety film. Featuring a host of British stars the film sees Asim Chaudhry’s ‘Chabuddy G’ character from ‘People Just Do Nothing’ auditioning the celebrities for a role in the video.

SASHA RAINBOW |
PLACEBO- LIFE’S WHAT YOU MAKE IT |
Sasha Rainbow believes in showcasing heroic role models from underrepresented communities, which she believes is just what the world needs. She has just finished her first documentary, about two boys on one of the world’s biggest e-waste dumps.

RUTH SEWELL |
COUNTRYPHILE |
A Country and Western singing gynaecologist gets more than he bargained for when an enthusiastic patient visits his surgery.

BIANCA GUIMARAES |
PEDIGREE - GENERAL HOWE’S DOG |
A true Revolutionary War story that perfectly illustrates how dogs bring out the good in us.

BIANCA GUIMARAES |
TOMORROW’S NEWS FOR SANDY HOOK PROMISE |
“Tomorrow’s News,” shows a fictitious TV news report about a shooting expected to happen tomorrow. In the film, witnesses, first responders & acquaintances of the shooter all speak about the tragedy in the future tense, to stress the shooting’s preventability.

CAROLINE HICKS |
VANYA - MINICAB DRIVER |
‘Vanya’ is the story of a middle aged taxi driving Greek woman who is looking for romance. She’s lonely, approaching 60 and realises that it’s now or never, she has to go for it, it’s the last chance saloon for love. Filmed on location in London.

BIANCA GUIMARAES |
MONICA LEWINSKY IN REAL LIFE |
“In Real Life” sheds light on the dispar ity between how people act online versus in real life. The PSA shows actors reenacting hateful comments from social media, on the street.It urges people to rethink their actions and to #ClickWithCompassion.

DOROTHY ALLEN-PICKARD |
THE MESS | As Ellice gets low, her room gets messy- she never sees it coming, but it always happens. There seems to be no way to break out of the endless highs or lows that make up bipolar, or even to pick up her clothes up off the floor.

CAROLINE HICKS |
DEAD END |
Ben has claustrophobia. He’s spent most of his teenage years avoiding planes, lifts, tubes. After  finishing uni he takes a few months off and travels around Europe by train. One evening, after becoming stranded, a gentleman called Hercules offers him a room for the night. Ben soon realises that things are not quite as they seem.

MARLEY MORRISON |
BABY GRAVY
In a rural pub restaurant on a busy motorway, same-sex couple Brona and Alex await the arrival of a man called Karl.

THE COLES |
TOMMEE TIPPEE– EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK
| Siblings Sophie and Walker Cole, are a directing duo whose commercials evoke pop culture irreverence and storytelling that seamlessly integrates brand and story. Combined with their refined color palates, compositions and charm, the Coles are the Millennials’ answer to direc- tors like Wes Anderson or Autumn de Wilde.

KARIN ONSAGER-BIRCH |
CLOROX - CLEAN MATTERS |
“Clean Matters” is an emotional journey that showcases the act of cleaning as a catharsis. People don’t just clean to get rid of a mess-- clean creates the blank canvas for moments of life to happen: connection, family, mourning, laughter and hope.

LAURA SAMPEDRO |
HONDA – DREAM MAKERS |
“Dream makers” is a tribute to the incredible craft and innovation behind films and Honda vehicles. A roller coaster ride through the creative process and the techniques involved in bringing dreams to life.

NOUR WAZZI |
BABY MINE |
When her volatile Middle Eastern husband kidnaps their child, Sarah blindly recruits a prejudiced neighbour to hunt them down. A sense of dread slowly tightens its grip as a little girl’s life hangs in the balance and a new threat rears its head.

JENN NKIRU |
REBIRTH IS NECESSARY |
This film explores the magic and dynamism of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past & the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind-bendingly visceral.

SWATI BHATTACHARYA |
HORLICKS - FEARLESS KOTA |
Bio: The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. Students in Kota have access to the best faculty and world- class facilities, but they’re missing a fundamental need that is as biological as the need for vitamins. Here, we introduce the need of “emotional nutrition”.

KARIN ONSAGER-BIRCH |
LEVI’S - CIRCLES |
Levi’s “Circles” celebrates our shared humanity; no matter what country, culture, religion or tribe, when people come together, they dance in circles. The film seeks to inspire: “Let’s Live How We Dance.”

LAURA FLORENCE, CAMILA MOLETTA, JULIANA CURI |
STEREOTYPES |
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