(l-r) Charlotte Regan, Knucklehead MD Tim Katz, Ore Okenedo, and freelance EP Katie Dolan at the 1.4 awards party
“1.4’s criteria for brilliant filmmaking is for those pieces that hit you on a deep intuitive, visceral level both in emotional and filmic language,” said our friend Lyndy Stout, 1.4 curator and editor.
“This is the message we gave to the 46 jury members – the 1.4 Board of Good Taste – made up of music video, editorial and TV commissioners, agency creatives and heads of TV.
“Those pieces chosen to be screened at the 1.4 Awards Party are entirely based on merit, not consciously selected for gender or diversity. Interestingly, almost half of the directors in the On the Cusp of Greatness showcase, which focuses more on emerging talent, are females, while men still dominate the Flying High Established showcase.
“It feels that we’ve gone through a seismic shift in our cultural consciousness since our last awards.
“When I despair about the political mayhem that’s going on, it’s so reassuring to look to the positive shifts in identity and perspectives which are being so eloquently expressed in these showcases; not only in their messages and filmic craft, but also by who is now directing them,” Lyndy said.
Here are the films directed by women directors that were screened on the night:
ON THE CUSP OF GREATNESS
Pynk, Emma Westenberg, Partizan
Drug Runner, Charlotte Regan, Knucklehead
SGUALDRINA, Nadia Lee Cohen, Anonymous
Period, Emilie Thalund, Bacon
Dear Condom, Joanna Nordahl, Pulse
Jay Rocks, For What It’s Worth, Matilda Finn, Pomp&Clout
Heart of Sky, Jessy Moussallem, Caviar
FLYING HIGH ESTABLISHED
The Flying High Established Gold medal went to Kim Gehrig, who consistently wins everyone’s hearts and minds with her brilliant techniques and thought-out processes. She’s an exceptional technical master in whatever she creates, and although medals are awarded to directors for their body of work, her music video for Chaka Khan‘s “Like Sugar,” sums up what Kim is really good at: making mindboggling fun.
On the Cusp of Greatness Silver medals went to Jessy Moussallem for her beautifully crafted, outspoken work for the liberation of Arabic women; and Matilda Finn, for being the Queen of Being Unique in everything she creates.
(l – r) Charlotte Regan, Lyndy Stout
The On the Cusp Gold went to 22 year old Knucklehead director Charlotte Regan, for her astounding intelligent and crafted work; whether it’s music videos, short films or commercials.
Congratulations to all those included within the showcase – here’s looking forward to women breaking through even further in 2019!