The Mill is expanding its global directorial roster with the addition of up-and-coming British filmmaker Jessica Bishopp.
Her docu-style work stands as a testament to crafting human stories and the nuances uncovered within. Examples include The Art of Change Shorts: Identity/Like Me for The Barbican, which explores how teenage girls use social media to create their identity and how this impacts them, and An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Sussex for Nowness, a short capturing the atmosphere and essence of a cafe by the sea and the intimate stories of characters whose daily routine it is an integral part of. Bishopp also directed the film PAMPAS for U.K.’s Channel 4 Random Acts initiative which was nominated for Best Documentary at BAFTA, BIFA and the Oscar-qualifying Aspen Shortsfest this year.
Previously independently represented, Bishop joins The Mill’s now 40+ strong global roster of directors across London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Berlin.
Josh Davies, The Mill’s head of content in London, said of Bishopp, “She is an incredibly talented and inspiring director, who produces visually engaging narratives that will perfectly expand on and complement our traditional commercial offering. Building intimacy with your cast is a talent that many directors strive to perfect, but one that comes so naturally to Jessica. As we continue to invest in our live-action and longform offering, Jessica will be a fantastic addition to our roster.”
On joining The Mill, Bishopp stated, “I’m looking forward to working with a great team; creating thought provoking, inspiring and visually exciting work. The Mill works on huge projects and I’m excited to learn from them and also bring my skills and vision as a director.”
Bishopp will be represented by The Mill’s London studio.