Summer might be over, but we’re here to crank up the heat…

To continue the celebration of Free The Bid’s two-year anniversary in September, it’s that time again; welcome to the 4th edition of our Here’s The Work newsletter!

This round-up, along with our weekly interviews and daily social media updates, is our way of shining a bright spotlight on the talented women directors with profiles in our database.

Up until now, these newsletters have been sent out quarterly. However, due to an overwhelming demand, we’ve decided to give the people what they want: starting in January 2019, our Here’s The Work round-ups will be sent out on a MONTHLY basis! 

You’re welcome, and we love you too! 😉 
The work included in this newsletter includes commercialsbranded contentdigital contentmusic videosshort films, feature filmsdocumentariesTV episodesminiseries episodes, and Innovation/VR projects
We have also included a section on work created by Free The Bid directors for International Day of The Girl (October 11th), and a section shouting out the achievements of the Free The Bid directors who took home awards at the recent 2018 Kinsale Sharks and Clios Awards.
Ready? Let’s go!
Thursday, October 11th, was International Day Of The Girl.

As described by the United Nations, “the day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.”
Free The Bid directors stepped up to bring attention to this crucial global issue, creating work that addresses the challenges faced by girls worldwide through a variety of lenses. 
From shining a spotlight on the Dream Gap that keeps girls from realizing their full potential, to a chilling look at the survivors of Boko Haram, women directors harnessed their creativity toward creating a better world for the next generation. Check out their work below:

Anna Rose Holmer & Saela Davis | “Healing” Girls Who Code – Sisterh>>d | Black Dog | LINK
Joanna Bailey | The ONE Campaign | Don’t Panic | Snapper Films LINK
Karen Cunningham | Mattel, “The Dream Gap Project” | BBDO SF | Slim Pictures | LINK
Kathryn Bigelow
 | Preacher | International Rescue Committee | Smuggler LINK
Kathryn Ferguson
 | “Anthem” Girls Who Code – Sisterh>>d | Believe Media | LINK
MJ Delaney | “Welcome to the Global Girls Alliance” | The Obama Foundation | Moxie Films | LINK

We were proud to see that women directors were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes at both this year’s Kinsale Sharks (September 2018) and Clios Awards (October 2018). While we always wish for greater representation of the talented women from our database, it’s nice to see that when their work is entered into competition, it stacks up!
Congratulations to all of the award-winning ladies below – we’ll pop a bottle of champagne in celebration! 
If you are a Free The Bid award winner whose work we missed in our roundup, please let us know so that we can continue the celebration!


Aoife McArdle | Film Technique, Direction – SILVER Toyota, “Good Odds” Saatchi & Saatchi LA Somesuch & Co. LINK

Danielle Katvan | Fashion and Beauty – SILVER | Vogue x Free People | Conde Nast Entertainment | LINK

Hyphen Labs | Branded Content, Events/ Experiential – GOLD | National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” | Energy BBDO | m ss ng p eces | LINK

Hyphen Labs Branded Entertainment, Events/ Experiential – GOLD | National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” | Energy BBDO m ss ng p eces LINK

Jeana TheronChloe Coetsee, Zee Ntuli, Ross Garrett | Branded Entertainment, Film, Scripted – SILVER | Joburg Ballet, “Breaking Ballet” TBWA South Africa Darling Films LINK

Jeana TheronChloe Coetsee, Zee Ntuli, Ross Garrett | Branded Content, Film – GOLD| Joburg Ballet, “Breaking Ballet” TBWA South Africa Darling Films LINK

Kim Gehrig | Film, Commercials (Between 31 to 60 Seconds) – SILVER | Lurpak x Arla, “Softest Smooth” | Wieden+Kennedy UK | Somesuch & Co. | LINK



Becky Martin | Ambient/ Non-Traditional and PR (International) – Other Screens, Moving Image – SHORTLIST | British Airways, “Comic Relief Safety Video” | BBH London | 2 AM | LINK

Becky Martin | Film International – Charities & Trusts – BRONZE British Airways, “Comic Relief Safety Video” BBH London 2 AM LINK

Becky Martin | Film International – Travel, Tourism, Hotels – BRONZE | British Airways, “Comic Relief Safety Video” BBH London 2 AM LINK

Becky Martin | Film International – Best Use of Humour – BRONZE | British Airways, “Comic Relief Safety Video” BBH London 2 AM LINK

Becky Martin | Film International – Best Use of Humour – BRONZE | British Airways, “Comic Relief Safety Video” BBH London 2 AM LINK

Charlotte Regan | Music Video – CRAFT: Best New Director (International) – SHORTLIST | Wretch 32, “His & Hers (Perspectives)” Knucklehead | LINK

Charlotte Regan | Short Film – Best Short Film (under 10 mins.) (International) – SHORTLIST | “Drug Runner” Knucklehead | LINK

Charlotte Regan | Short Film – CRAFT: Best Direction (International) – SHORTLIST | “Fry Up” Knucklehead, xFilm, Catsnake | LINK

Daisy Zhou | Best “NEW” Award – Best New Director – SHORTLIST | Nike, “Vogue” LINK

Georgi Banks-Davies | Film International – Automotive including Auto Products and Services – SHORTLIST | Audi, “Dream – Audi” BBH London SKUNK London LINK

Georgi Banks-Davies |Short Film – CRAFT: Best Casting (International) – GOLD “Garfield” | Wonderer LINK

Georgi Banks-Davies | Short Film – CRAFT: Best Writing (International) – SHORTLIST | “Garfield” | Wonderer LINK


Hyphen Labs | Ambient/ Non-Traditional and PR (International) – Events, Stunts, Live Brand/ Interactive Experience – GOLD| National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” BBDO m ss ng p eces LINK

Hyphen Labs | Branded Content (International) – Filmed Brand Experience/ Stunts and Events/ TV Shows (under 5 mins.) – GOLD | National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” | Energy BBDO m ss ng p eces LINK

Hyphen Labs | Ambient/ Non-Traditional and PR (International) – 3D Build – SILVER National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” | Energy BBDO m ss ng p eces LINK

Hyphen Labs | Ambient/ Non-Traditional and PR (International) – Ambient Special Build – SILVER | National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” | Energy BBDO m ss ng p eces LINK

Hyphen Labs | Ambient/ Non-Traditional and PR (International) – PR/ Tactical News Story – BRONZE National Safety Council, “Prescribed to Death” | Energy BBDO m ss ng p eces LINK

Katy Wang | Music Video – CRAFT: Best Animation (International) – GOLD | Toto Bona Lokua, “Ma Mama” Partizan | LINK

Michelle Coomber | Digital International – Innovative Use Of Technology – SHORTLIST | Toyota, “@SeeLikeMenna” Saatchi & Saatchi LA | Archer’s Mark | LINK

Savanah Leaf | Short Film – CRAFT: Best Cinematography (International) – SHORTLIST “The Ayes Have It” Stink Films LINK

Let’s dive right in! (Get it? Like…a pool? Because…summer? We miss summer.)

The following examples of commercialsbranded contentdigital contentmusic videosshort films, feature filmsdocumentariesTV episodesminiseries episodes, and Innovation/VR projects were directed by women directors from our database and released in JulyAugust, and September of 2018. 

Please note that as we are branching out to include listings for film, documentary, television, and innovation for the first time, these listings are a selected sampling, and do not represent the full scope of the work of our directors within these fields. 
If you are a Free The Bid director who is active within these disciplines, please be sure to contact us about your work in order to be included in our first monthly Here’s The Work edition, starting in January 2019. 

Remember! This list is alphabetical, so don’t forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom!

A.V. Rockwell | “Feathers” Little Minx LINK
Abbie Stevens | Walgreens Boots Alliance, Boots UK | Ogilvy UK | Blink | LINK
Adinah Dancyger | “Cheer Up Baby” | Anchor Light Productions | INTERVIEW
Alexa Wilson | Standard Bank | Native VML Johannesburg | Arcade Content LINK
Alexandra Gavillet | North Face | Sid Lee | Brand New School | LINK
Alice Russell | “Poet in Da Corner” Royal Court | Lief | LINK
Alicia J. Rose 
| NEA | Oregon Folklife Network and Oregon Arts Commission | LINK
Alison Grasso
 | Gillette Venus | P&G | LINK
Alison Maclean
 | Diageo | Captain Morgan | Anomaly | Park Pictures | INTERVIEW
Alison Roberto | “Lyft x GLOW” | Netflix | Lyft | INTERVIEW

Alyssa McClelland | Vodafone FCB New Zealand | Wavemaker FINCH LINK
Amanda Blue | Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) | M&C Saatchi | SKUNK LINK
Amy Rice | Serve America, “Women Rising” | LINK
Annie Saunders | HP | Edelman HELO | INTERVIEW
Aoife McArdle | Karmarama | Somesuch | INTERVIEW
Arianna LaPenne Poo-Pourri | goodstory films | LINK
Bethan Seller | Rust-Oleum Drummond Central LINK
Brittany “B. Monet” Fennell 
“Driving Forces” | OkayAfrica | Uber LINK
Carola Sánchez  McDonald’s | DDB México | Whiskeyfilms | LINK
Chalkley Calderwood | 250 Main Hotel | LINK

Cindy Lee | lil-lets | TBWA/HUNT/LASCARIS | The Star Film Co. | LINK
Claire Edmondson “Exit” | Doomsday Ent. | LINK
Claire Jantzen and Shea Glover | TBD, “Because Of You” | AdCouncil Adolescent | LINK
Clara Aranovich | “Ponle Acento 2018” | Major League Baseball | Little Ugly | LINK
Columbia Tatone | Olay,”Pilot Life” P&G | LINK
Columbine Goldsmith | Hermes | ProdN Paris | LINK
Dana Offenbach Pantene | CinemaStreet Pictures | LINK
Danielle Levitt | LifeStyles Zero | +Knauss Tool of North America | LINK
Diana Kunst Schweppes | China | O Creative Studio | LINK
Elisha Smith-Leverock “Miss Black Germany” | Erste Liebe Film, Markenfilm Berlin, Hexagone INTERVIEW

Elle Ginter | Pearle Vision Energy BBDO Sanctuary | LINK
Erin Sarofsky Full Frontal W/ Samantha Bee, “Opening Titles” Sarofsky LINK
Eva Michon | “Swipe Sessions ft. J.Lo” | Tinder | Lief, Ways & Means LINK
Fernanda Weinfeld | Huggies, “Wipes” | Olgilvy Awake Film LINK
Fiona Jane Burgess | Elvie, “Pumping. Unplugged” Mother UK LINK
Fiona McGee | Toyota New Zealand Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand | Goodoil Films | LINK
Fleur Fortuné | KOHO, “Dream Thieves” Cossette Toronto Division Paris INTERVIEW
Gaysorn Thavat | Indeed, “The Complete Job Search” EXIT LINK
Georgi Banks-Davies | NHTSA | The Tombras Group Skunk LINK
Gilly Barnes | Orbitz Havas | LINK

GinestaVioleta by Mango | McCann Barcelona | Blur Films | LINK
Gracie Otto | Bonds, “Join The Queendom” Leo Burnett Melbourne | Photoplay | LINK
Hyphen-Labs National Safety Council (NSC) | Energy BBDO M ss ng p eces INTERVIEW
Jaci Judelson | Gatorade TBWA\Chiat\Day Tool of North America | INTERVIEW
Janicza Bravo Belvedere x Janelle Monae, “A Beautiful Future: Val From Purchasing” LINK
Jasmin Kuhn | Coppertone Hogarth Worldwide | Green Tea Films | LINK
Java Jacobs | “Maman Cool” | Orange | Publicis | Troopers  | LINK
Jess Kohl | Nirvana | NOWNESS | Prettybird | LINK
Jessica Sanders | Shatterbox Anthology – “The End Of The Line” | Refinery29 x TNT | LINK
Jessy Moussallem | Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – “Heart of Sky” | NOWNESS | LINK
Jennifer Sheridan
| Carpetright | Y&R London | Missing Link Films | LINK

Jin Angdoo | “Gyeol” |  NOWNESS | LINK
Joanna Nordahl | RFSU, “Dear Condom” | House of Radon | Pulse Films | LINK
Juniper | Taxi, Cell C UltraBonus 1886 | Hungry Films | LINK
Justine Calverley | Siemens | King James Group JHB | First Pencil | LINK
Karien Cherry | KFC Africa | Ogilvy Cape Town | Giant Films INTERVIEW
Karla Braun | Netflix, “Marvel’s Iron Fist” – Teaser LINK
Kathi Prosser | Essity, Libresse / Bodyform | AMV BBDO | The Sweet Shop LINK
Katie Swain | Mondelez,”Twist, Lick, Dunk” FCB Inferno | Dark Energy Films | LINK
Kim Gehrig Covergirl, Exhibitionist Lipstick Campaign | Droga5 Somesuch | INTERVIEW
KRONCK | smart EQ | fischerAppelt | LINK

Lacey Duke Belvedere x Janelle Monae, “A Beautiful Future: XO” LINK
Leigh Ogilvie Diageo, Smirnoff | JWT Johannesburg | Monkey Direct | INTERVIEW
Lena Beug | Ritas x Anheuser Busch, “Hail Berry!” | Fallon | Station LINK
Lina Söderström | Volvo Number 10 Animal Stockholm | B-Reel Scandanavia LINK
Liza Mandelup | “Retreats: Savage Ranch” NOWNESS | Moxie LINK
Lorena de la Teja | Best Buy | Story We Produce LINK
Lynne Ramsay | UN World Food Programme (WFP) | The Garage Soho | Somesuch | LINK
Margot Bowman | “Common Misconceptions” | PRETTYBIRD, Boiler Room | LINK
Maximilla Lukacs “Force of Nature” | T Magazine Singapore | LINK
Maya Margolina Vogue, “Eyelove” | CNX | Pet Gosha Corp. | LINK

Megan Park Belvedere x Janelle Monae, “A Beautiful Future: Goodnight” | LINK
Meredith Danluck “Clavadista” | Refinery29 x Dove Chocolate | ELEFANTE INTERVIEW
Merete Mueller “Miami Faces an Underwater Future” | New Yorker, Van Alen Institute LINK
Mimi Cave The Seaweed Sisters, “Rather Important” | Doomsday Entertainment LINK
Molly Schiot AT&T x LoveLoud Festival | Madison and Vine | Honor Society INTERVIEW
Nadira Amrani “Rina Sawayama Preparing For US Tour” | Nike LDN | LINK
Nanette Burstein AdCouncil, “She Can STEM” McCann | Hungry Man | INTERVIEW
Natalie Rae Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Object & Animal | LINK
Nathini Van Der Meer “Rimowa x Off-White” IGNANT Productions | LINK
Peyton Wilson “The Acid Survivor” Bullitt | INTERVIEW

Rachel Fleit Eileen Fisher | goodstory films LINK
Raine Allen Miller E45 | Havas London Somesuch & Co | LINK
Ramaa Mosley Papa John’s | Endeavor | LINK
Sara Dunlop Ulta Beauty, “The Possibilities Are Beautiful” | McCann NY | Rattling Stick | LINK
Sara Shelton Johnsonville | Droga5 | Second Child | LINK
Sarah McColgan Diageo, Smirnoff – “Fun of a Kind” | 72andSunny | Hound | LINK
Shelly Lauman Moccona | M&C Saatchi Sydney | EXIT | LINK
Similar But Different
Land O Lakes |Martin Agency | Here Be Dragons | INTERVIEW
Sophia Banks K + K Fall Campaign | BODEGA | LINK
Sophie Gateau “SUIVEUR” | 1stAvemachine | LINK

Stella Scott ellaOne – HRA Pharma | Havas London | Pulse Films | LINK
Sue-Ling Braun EVERYBODY.WORLD, “Akira” | Durable Goods | LINK
Sunday Emerson Gullifer“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” Victorian College of the Arts LINK
The Mercandantes CESAR BBDO SF | Park Pictures | LINK
This Is FELO Lemlift Havas | RSA | LINK
Tiny Bullet Lovehoney, “Turn Up The Turn On” | Brave | Thomas Thomas | LINK
Valerie Pirson Ella’s Kitchen | Havas | Partizan LINK
Verena Soltiz | ZDF, “European Championships” | Film Delux | LINK
We Are Magnolias | Coca Cola Brazil | DAVID SP | Landia | LINK
Zandile Tisani | Ford Figo, “Ka Mzolo” | GTB | Arcade | LINK
Zoe Cassavetes Delvaux, “Le Diva” | LINK


Alexa Karolinski | Suboi, “Nsao?” | LINK
Alice Moitié
 | Myd ft. Cola Boyy, “Muchas” | Iconoclast | LINK
Alissa Torvinen | Bazzi, “FTC” | Little Ugly | LINK
Alix Spence | IAN SWEET, “Hiding” | LINK
Allie Avital
 | Dillon Francis ft. Lao Ra, “White Boi” | Partizan | LINK
Ally Pankiw | RALPH ft. Tobi, “Girl Next Door” | Partizan | LINK
Ariel Fisher | Niko Yoko, “Neo Tokyo” | Anthem Films | LINK
Ariel FisherSarah PrinzMiya Folick | Miya Folick, “Stop Talking” | Little Ugly | INTERVIEW
Ashleigh Jadee | Sons of Kemet, ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ | Boiler Room | Prettybird | LINK
Autumn De Wilde | The Decemberists, “Once In My Life” | Anonymous Content | LINK
Camille Summers-Valli | Kenzie, “Dark July”; “Funeral” Partizan LINK

Cassie De Colling | GRRRL, “Wanna Dance” | A Common Thread | LINK
Christine Yuan | 88rising, “Head In The Clouds: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” LINK
Claire Marie Vogel | Hobo Johnson, “Father” KODE Media | LINK
Clara Aranovich | Meg Myers, “Jealous Sea” LINK
Clare Gillen | King Princess, “Upper West Side” | IAMSOUND | LINK
Cloe Bailly | Minuit, “Paris Tropical” Caviar | LINK
Elizabeth Weinberg | dimber, “Sons and Daughters” | LINK
Fanny Hoetzeneder | John Grant, “Love is Magic” | Knucklehead | LINK
Geej Ower | RAY BLK, “Empress” | Stink Films | LINK
Giraffe Studios | Sadgirl, “Breakfast for 2” | LINK

Hala Matar Interpol, “If You Really Love Nothing” | LINK
Hannah Lux Davis | Kacey Musgraves, “High Horse” | London AlleyLINK
Ilona McIlwain LD (67) ft. Dizzee Rascal, “Stepped In” | LEZ Creative | LINK
Ivana Bobic | Nothing But Thieves, “Forever & Ever More” | Riff Raff Films | LINK
Jenn Nkiru | Neneh Cherry, “Kong” | Iconoclast LINK
Karena Evans | Drake, “In My Feelings” | POPP ROK | LINK
Kristina Carucci JONI, “Omens” | LINK
Kristyna Archer | Stela Cole, “Lucky Day” | LINK
Lacey Duke | Summer Walker, “Girls Need Love” | Sam Frank Productions | LINK
Libby Burke Wilde | Sonia Stein, “Foolish” | Archers Mark | LINK

Liv Watson | Daina Demillo, “Better Beware” | LINK
Malia James
 | Rita Ora, “Let You Love Me” | LINK
Marie Schuller
 | Parcels, “Lightenup” | Cadence Films | LINK
Mary Clerte
 | Synapson ft. Holly, “Build Me Up” Partizan | LINK
Millicent Hailes
 | Reese LaFlare, “Much Better” SixTwentySix Productions | LINK
Nathalie CanguilhemCharlotte Gainsbourg, “Sylvia Says” | LA PAC| LINK
Rachel McDonald | SVIBES, “Colored Walls / Fly Low” | Tool of North America | LINK
Rianne White | The Proclaimers, “Streets of Edinburgh”LINK
Sarah McColgan | Mariah Carey, “GTFO” | Hound LINK
Sophie Muller Bebe Rexha, “I’m A Mess” | LINK
Stella Scott Flohio, “Watchout” | Pulse Films | LINK


Anita Fontaine | Necessary Explosion | W+K Amsterdam’s Department of New Realities LINK
Eliza McNitt | “Spheres” | Protozoa Pictures | LINK
TeYosh | “Dictionary of Online Behavior” | LINK


Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin | National Geographic, “Free Solo” Nonfiction Unlimited | LINK
Cristina Costantini & Darren Foster
“Science Fair” | Saville Productions | LINK
Emma Westenberg YouTube Artist Spotlight Series – “A Revolution Of Love” | Partizan | LINK
Rory Kennedy | Discovery Channel, “Above and Beyond” LINK
Tracy Wares | “Weather Warriors” | ServPro | Tastemade LINK


Annabel Jankel | “Tell It To The Bees” | Reliance Entertainment Productions 8 | LINK
Claire Scanlon “Set It Up” | Netflix | Treehouse Pictures | LINK
Crystal Moselle
 | “Skate Kitchen” | Pulse Films, Magnolia Pictures, Tango Entertainment, R/T Features, Bow + Arrow | LINK
Darya Zhuk | “Crystal Swan” | Demarsh Films, Fusion Features, Unfound Content, Vice Films, Crystal Goose, Nashe Kino, Belarusfilm | LINK
Nicole Holofcener | “Land Of Steady Habits” | Netflix | Likely Story | LINK
Ramaa Mosley “Lost Child” Breaking Glass Pictures | LINK


Alison Klayman | ESPN, “Enhanced”: “Recovery” Washington Square Films | LINK
Chai Vasarhelyi | ESPN, “Enhanced”: “Power” Nonfiction Unlimited | LINK
Christine Turner | PBS, “Art In The Twenty First Century”: “San Francisco Bay Area” LINK
Helena Brooks | Three“Funny Girls” Mediaworks NZ | LINK
Lucy Tcherniak | “Wanderlust”RadicalMedia LLC | LINK

If you’re a woman director or a production company representative, make sure to let us know about your upcoming work so we can feature it in our next newsletter!

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