The VOW | MADE BY HER Showcase of 40 shortlisted works by women directors internationally was presented last night at R/GA for the VOW | MADE BY HER Awards 2019. Australian expat director Kim Gehrig (above), who is represented by Revolver/Will O’Rourke in Australia and New Zealand, took out Gold for Libresse ‘Viva La Vulva’ and Nike ‘Dream Crazier’ via US production company Somesuch Co.
The Showcase first screened his Summer at the Festival des Palais for Cannes Lions, then at Ogilvy’s Sea Containers HQ in London for an Audience Award vote, before a final stop yesterday in New York where announcements of the winners were made at R/GA Hudson Yards.
KIM GEHRIG “VIVA LA VULVA” + “DREAM CRAZIER SOMESUCH CO
GEORGIA HUDSON “STOP AT NOTHING” PARK PICTURES
MUSIC VIDEO – GOLD
AUTUMN DE WILDE “BIG GOD” ANONYMOUS CONTENT
VISUAL ALBUM – GOLD
SOLANGE KNOWLES “A TEXAS FILM” MWE
CREATIVE DIRECTION GOLD
QUINN WILSON – LIZZO GOOD COMPANY
KAREN CUNNINGHAM – DIRECTION: “DREAM GAP” BISCUIT FILMWORKS
JACI JUDELSON – DIRECTION: “RAM” PARK PICTURES
AOIFE MCARDLE – DIRECTION: “DREAM WITH US” SOMESUCH CO
DAISY ZHOU – CINEMATOGRAPHY + DIRECTION: “AFRO-FUTURISM” + “ASTON MARTIN” TALENT: JANELLE MONAE GREAT GUNS
RACHEL McDONALD – DIRECTION: “300 YEARS – NEW ORLEANS” BISCUIT FILMWORKS
AMBER GRACE JOHNSON – DIRECTION: “FREE THE WORK” NATALIE KINGSTON – CINEMATOGRAPY TALENT LIZZO
All of the below directors selected for this year’s shortlist created exceptional work – which is why their works made it to the VOW MADE BY HER Showcase. It was a tough selection process this year and those selected to feature are indeed among the best talents in the industry today.
ASHLEY ARMITAGE | JOHANNA BENAINOUS | SIRI BUNFORD | MICHELLE COOMBER | KAREN CUNNINGHAM | SIRI BUNFORD | MJ DELANEY | SOPHIE EDELSTEIN | KIM GEHRIG | ANNA GINSBURG | ADI HALFIN | MICHELLE HELLER | ROSE HENDRY | LAERKE HERTHONI | GEORGIA HUDSON | NINA HOLMGREN | AMBER GRACE JOHNSON | JACI JUDELSON | SOLANGE KNOWLES | KIRSTEN LEPORE | NATIALIA LEITE | ALICIA MACDONALD | AOIFE MCARDLE | RACHEL MCDONALD | THE MERCADANTES | CRISTIANA MIRANDA | JENN NKIRU | LISA PACLET | ELSA PARRA | SASHA RAINBOW | DEE REES | CHARLOTTE REGAN | A.V. ROCKWELL | LUCY WALKER | AUTUMN DE WILDE | QUINN WILSON | DAISY ZHOU
This year’s judges are:
Maureen A. Bryan – VOW Founder & CEO
Nancy Crimi-Lamana – Chief Creative Office – FCB
Caitlyn grady – Executive Producer Whitehouse Post
Tamara Howe – Managing Director Viceland
Tim katz – Managing Director Knucklehead
Juliette Larthe – Managing Director Prettybird
Hannah Matthews – Managing Director Karmarama
Jo Moore Chief Creative Office Engine
Simon Morris – Global Vice President Amazon
Siobhan Murphy – Managing Director Merman
Helen Powlette – Executive Producer Sky Creative
Tiffany Rolfe – EVP Chief Creative Officer R/GA
Ed Smith – General Manager Marketing Amazon
Chaka Siobhani – Chief Creative Officer Leo Burnett
Sarah Watson – Chairman Global Chief Strategy Office BBH
The VOW | MADE BY HER Showcase was curated by Maureen A. Bryan.
The Awards evening has been generously sponsored by R/GA with post-production support generously provided by Whitehouse Post.