May 2019: Big Things Brewin’
Change is in the air, and we couldn’t be more excited!
In preparation for a very big announcement coming in June, this edition of our Here’s The Work newsletter will be the last monthly roundup of Free The Bid work until early September!
Don’t worry, fam – we’ll still be on the lookout for all of the incredible ads, branded content films, shorts and music videos directed by the filmmakers in our database all summer long. Please keep us posted with all of your latest and greatest projects!
This month, one member of our Free The Bid fam shared some incredible news with us – check out these tweets from director Emily Sheskin!
There’s nothing we like hearing more than your stories of how your Free The Bid profiles helped your work to be seen, your voice to be shared, and most importantly, how they’ve helped to GET YOU HIRED!
This month’s newsletter includes a section on signings, tracking the women in our database who have joined new production companies in April and May!
So dig in, scroll through, and gear up for all the exciting developments to come!
What is “Here’s The Work”?
This newsletter represents a curated selection of the commercials, branded content, short films, and music videos that were directed by the talented directors in Free The Bid’s global database and released this month!
As always, don’t forget that the filmmakers on our database have also been hard at work on feature films, documentaries, episodic TV, webseries, innovation projects, and even more!
Bear in mind, too, that while this list showcases the work of Free The Bid directors, our site also is a one-stop shop for discovering editors, colorists, composers and DOPs. A commitment to freeing the bid doesn’t just stop at hiring a woman director – enrich your crews with women across production roles!
The following examples of commercials, branded content, short films, and music videos were directed by directors from our database and released in May 2019.
Remember – this is a curated selection of the work released in May.
As mentioned, this is our last Here’s The Work newsletter until early September, when we’ll round up the work released over the summer. We know, we know – we’ll miss you too! Keep sending us your work to get in on the fun once our hiatus is over!
See your work on the list? Let’s celebrate! Share across social media – tag us at @FreeTheBid and use the hashtags #FreeTheBid and #HeresTheWork!
Remember! This list is alphabetical, so don’t forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom!
Bonnie Moir | Reset | US
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch | Manners McDade | UK
Kristin Barker | Sarofsky | US
Lotje Sodderland | Lief | UK
Nina Holmgren | Lief | UK
Lucy Bridger | Agile Films | UK
Mireia Pujol | Sparks Productions | CANADA
Ayse Altinok | RSA | Amsterdam
Cloé Bailly | Hobby Film | Sweden
Fiona McGee | Arts & Sciences, Bold | US
Gracie Otto | Dog Eat Dog Productions | UK
Hannah & Adriana | Superprime | US
Katie Swain | Park Village | UK
Madeline Kelly | Curfew | US
The Fridman Sisters | You Are Here | UK
Nadzena Radcore | Annex Films | UK
Lisa Paclet | Saville Productions | US
Adi Halfin | Eurovision, “2019 Postcard: Italy – Mahmood” | Gustavo Productions | LINK
Alice Gu | University Health System, “Paige” | NDP | LINK
Amber Schaefer | Dois Equis | Droga5 | More Media | LINK
Angie Bird | Gillette | Grey Canada | Chelsea Pictures | INTERVIEW
Aoife McCardle | Nike, “Dream With Us” | W+K Portland | Somesuch | LINK
Blair Waters | Macy’s, “May Beauty Casual” | BBDO | LINK
Camila Zapiola | Olay, “Funeral” | Saatchi & Saatchi | Mexico Landia Mexico | LINK
Daisy Zhou | DS 3 Crossback “Break Icons” | Marcel Paris | Boogie Nights | LINK
Elizabeth Orne | Dove | SapientRazorfish | ADD Digital/ The Famous Group | LINK
Femke Huurdeman | Shiseido, W+K Tokyo | CANADA | LINK
Georgia Hudson | BBC, Women’s World Cup | BBC Creative | Park Pictures | LINK
Canister | Flight, “If Life Had a Safety Demonstration” | LINK
Jasmin Kuhn | LUX | JWT | DELUXE PRO | LINK
Joy Kilpatrick| Dairy Queen “Float” | MJZ, Los Angeles | LINK
Joy Kilpatrick| Dairy Queen, “Date Night” | MJZ | LINK
Kelsey Larkin | Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation | Nimble Content | LINK
Kitty Bertazzi | Johnson&Johnson, “Hipoglos” | Antonella Perillo Agency | LINK
Lake Buckley | Google | 1st Ave Machine, Special Guest | LINK
Leilani Croucher | Hyundai “The One For You” | Innocean Australia | Revolver/Will O’Rourke | LINK
Lou Quill | Sailor’s Grave | The Producers | LINK
Luiza Villaças | Bradesco | Publicis | Cine Cinematografica | LINK
Mari Cobra | Del Valle x Coca-Cola, “Amiga” | Cubo.CC | Conspiração | LINK
Mary Dauterman | Casper | FIG | LINK
Melanie Chung | President’s Choice Children’s Charity | John St. | Nimble Content | LINK
Melodie McDaniel | Mohawk Flooring | The Richards Group, Inc. | The Directors Bureau | LINK
Michelle Cassis | UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas | Carne Prime Advertising | Canica Films | LINK
Mimi Cave | Facebook | Little Moving Picture | LINK
Minhal Baig | MTV, “Save The Moms” | INTERVIEW
Mireya Gregorio | AMVO/Hot Sale, “Traveler”| M&C Saatchi Langa | Wabi Productions | LINK
MJ Delaney | Co-op sausages | Lucky Generals | Merman | LINK
Na Frenette | Means TV | Tool of North America | LINK
Ramaa Mosley | Verizon, “#CallMom” | 140 (Verizon In-House Agency) | Station Film | LINK
Sandra Winther | ADP Campaign | Havas New York | Sibling Rivalry | LINK
Shelley Lewis | NCEL | Fireside Films | Bullitt Branded | LINK
Siri Bunford | Jack Daniel’s, “We’re Jack Daniel’s” | Arnold Worldwide | Knucklehead | LINK
Sonia Malfa | Carol’s Daughter | McCann Agency | Good Company | LINK
Tiny Bullet | Treatwell, “Be A Jamey” | Thomas Thomas Films | LINK
Veronica Mengoli | Conter Srl, “Leocrema” | Antonella Perillo Agency | LINK
Yasmina Solanes | VEET, “GenZ” | BETC | Paris The Gang Spain | LINK
Abby Berendt Lavoi | Autodesk | Lavoi Creative | LINK
Alison Roberto | TV Land, “Younger” TV Teaser 1 | Viacom | LINK
Aldona Kwiatkowski | Prada Linea Rossa x High Snobiety | LINK
Amy Berg | KY, “The Pleasure is Mine” | Girl Culture | LINK
Amy Nicholson | American Egg Board | Energy BBDO/Chicago | Supply & Demand | LINK
Ashleigh Jadee | Red Bull x TRENCH | LINK
Caitlyn Greene | Mercedes-Benz USA x Mattel | R/GA | Voyager | LINK
Camila Martins | NPR From The Top, “Where the Music Lives ft. Kevin Olusola” | Cannonball Productions | LINK
CANISTER | BalletBoyz x Shots series, “If Life Had a Safety Demonstration” | CANISTER STUDIO | LINK
Cara Stricker | Lime, “Carlos’s Story” | The Lab via Anonymous Content | LINK
Carrie Stett | Ford Motor Company | Washington Square Films | LINK
Chiara Battistini | MONCLER x VOGUEme | Art+Vibes | LINK
Director Kit | Barloworld, “Fierce Girl” | Riverbed JHB | Darling Films | LINK
Emily Sheskin | Disney, “First in the Galaxy” | Yellow Shoes | Bryght Young Things | LINK
Fernanda Weinfeld | Apple x Elo for ApplePay | Music2, Mynd8 | Awake Film | LINK
Freshteh | Fatta | B-Reel Films | LINK
Fiona Jane Burgess | Adidas Originals x Fiorucci | Pam Pam | Lez Creative | LINK
Fiona Jane Burgess | Nowness x Burberry, “The Dreamers: Katia and Marielle Labéque” | LINK
Kijek/Adamski | WWF Ecopatriots | McCann/Warsaw | LINK
Justine Puren-Calverley | Varsity College | The Hardy Boys | FirstPencil | LINK
Kerith Lemon | SM Energy & California Resources Corp | Firestartr Digital | LINK
Krista Liney | FOX, 90210 | LINK
Lauren Caris Cohan | Vogue x Sophie Turner | LINK
Lauren Midwinter | The Sunday Times, “Amanda Berry, BAFTA” | LINK
Lauren Midwinter | Natwest | The Telegraph | LINK
Lena Beug | GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles | MRM/McCann Detroit | Station Film | INTERVIEW
Louise Palmberg | Hot Bread Kitchen Celebrates 10 Years of Impact | tinygiant | LINK
Mollie Mills | Women’s World Cup France 2019 | Saatchi & Saatchi London | RadicalMedia | LINK
Nicole Ackermann | Citi AAdvantage® Platinum Select® | Havas Chicago | Merman | LINK
Ro Haber | Tribeca Studios x BVLGARI, “Celestial” | INTERVIEW
Savanah Leaf | Tribeca Studios x BVLGARI, “La Quarta Onda” | Lief | INTERVIEW
Stacey Nash | Harley-Davidson, “Freedom Stories – Kalen Thorien” | Joyride | LINK
Tamar Levine | Radio Disney | Fictitious | LINK
Trudy Bellinger | BET “Games People Play” TV Promo, “Marques” | BET Creative | Canyon Road Films | LINK
Wendla Nölle | Ministry of Economics‚ Rhineland-Palatinate/ Wirschtschaftsministerium Rheinland-Pfalz, “Open to new Ideas” | Kontrastfilm Filmproduktion | LINK
SHORT FILM/DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Alice Plati | “Melodrama” | LINK
Amber Schaefer | “It’s Been Too Long” | Horse Divorce, TBD | LINK
Cass Bird | Vogue x Met Gala 2019 | LINK
Chiara Battistini | SKY ARTE Italia, “Self-Portrait Through my Father/ Autoritratto Attraverso Mio Padre” | Art + Vibes | LINK
Jennifer Sheridan | “Dewar’s Whiskey” | Whatweseee | Platform Presents | LINK
Kailee McGee | “The Person I Am When No One Is Looking” | LINK
Katya Abedian | “Don’t Talk To Them About ‘The Box’ ” | LINK
Lucy Bridger | “Mothering” | LINK
Mar Del Corral | ”For Hemma” | Tho Films | LINK
Melissa Anastasi | Sydney Film Festival/Lexus Australia | Dollhouse Pictures | LINK
Michelle Coomber | “La Reina” | Merman | LINK
Tamar Levine | “Revitalizé” | Fictitious, WhoHaHa | LINK
Viviane Blumenschein | “YouSeeMeISeeYou” | Simpleman Film | LINK
Yaara Sumeruk | “If We Say That We Are Friends” | Daughter of the People | LINK
Aimée-Lee X. Curran | Lime Cordiale, “Inappropriate Behaviour” | LINK
Ally Pankiw | Cyn, “Holy Roller” | Partizan | LINK
Ashleigh Jadee | WSTRN ft. Unknown T – “Medusa” | LINK
Ashleigh Jadee | Bobii Lewis, “I Do What I Like” ft. Dotty & Big Zuu | LINK
Azsa West | ROMY, “ABDUCT ME” | W+K Studios | LINK
Charlotte Abramow | Angèle, ” Balance Ton Quoi” | Big Productions | LINK
Daisy Zhou | Asa, “The Beginning” | Great Guns | LINK
Elizabeth Lippman | Brooke Moriber, “Cry Like A Girl” | LINK
Fiona Jane Burgess | whenyoung, “The Others” | Virgin EMI | Lez Creative | LINK
FKA Twigs | FKA Twigs, “Cellophane, Live at The Wallace Collection” | LINK
India Sleem | Mae Muller, “Anticlimax” | Black Dog Films | LINK
Jessie Hill | Delancey, “My Man” | London Alley | LINK
Jillian Martin | Jacob and Fanny, “Home” | Untitled, Inc. | LINK
Karni and Saul | Eurovision, “Blue Jeans and Bloody Tears” | LINK
Kate Cox | Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, “Kitty Sucker” | LINK
Lacey Duke | Ari Lennox, “Up Late” | FREENJOY | LINK
Lily Rose Thomas | Hamzaa, “London” | LINK
Lisa Bonet | Dorothy, Freedom (TROY NōKA Remix) ft. Angel Haze | INTERVIEW
Madeline Kelly | Spotify x Hillsong United, “Whole Heart” | Spotify | Curfew | LINK
Mar del Corral | Surma, “For Hemma” (unofficial) | Tho Films | LINK
Roxy Rezvany | Sequoyah Murray, “Penalties of Love” | Spindle Productions | LINK
Sally Tran | Suboi, “Cho Khong” | GhostRobot | LINK
Sarah McColgan | Lady Antebellum, “What If I Never Get Over You” | Hound | LINK
Sophie Muller | Shakespears Sister, “All The Queen’s Horses” | PRETTYBIRD | LINK
Phew, and that’s all for May!
While we’re on hiatus, be sure to follow all of our social media accounts (links below) for all of the exciting updates we have planned. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out!
Have an incredible summer, and see you in September!