'Paper Girls' on Amazon Prime Video: How ad-film maker Georgi Banks-Davies won a BAFTA
For avid fans, Amazon Prime Video is bringing a totally out-of-the-box time travel and sci-fi series ‘Paper Girls’. The series has been backed by production companies Amazon Studios, Legendary Television and Plan B Entertainment. ‘Paper Girls’ has been executive produced by Christopher Cantwell, Cliff Chiang, Christopher C Rogers, Brian K Vaughan, Brad Pitt alongside Dede Gardner. Iconic film ‘Toy Story 4’ co-writer Stephany Folsom has written the screenplay of ‘Paper Girls’. She is the co-showrunner alongside Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C Rogers. The series has been directed by Georgi Banks-Davies.
Plot of the series ‘Paper Girls’ revolves around four young teenage girls Mac Coyle (Sofia Rosinsky), Tiffany Quilkin (Camryn Jones), Erin Tieng (Riley Lai Nelet) and KJ Bradman (Fina Strazza). Set in the '80s, the series shows how these four young girls earn some extra cash delivering newspapers. On one morning after Halloween night in the year 1988, they get accidentally trapped and caught up in a battle across time between a constantly warring group of time-travelers. They unknowingly end up going on a time-travel adventure in order to save the world. As they traverse in between present, the past and the future, these girls also end up meeting their future selves and ultimately are required to either accept their destiny or reject it. Before fans wait for this series that releases in July 2022, they can also watch series like ‘Dark’ and ‘Westworld’.
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What is the name of Georgi Banks-Davies first movie?
Georgi Banks-Davies initially started her career as an ad-filmmaker for globally renowned brands like LTH, Carwow, Swiss, Audi, Lexus, Sports England and McDonalds. It was in the year 2017 that she did broke into the film industry with her rom-com short film ‘Garfield’ which won the Sundance film festival award for best short film, Winner at Underwire 2017, Best Actress, Director & Best Screenplay winner at the London Discover Film Awards 2017, Longlisted BAFTA 2018 and so on.
After that, there was no looking back for Georgi as she went on to helm Sky-Atlantic’s critically acclaimed dramedy series ‘I Hate Suzie’ which earned her global recognition as well as a BAFTA Award in 2019. Georgi Banks-Davies is directing the highly-anticipated ‘Paper Girls’ on Amazon Prime Video too, lending it her signature touch.
In an old interview with Bradford Zone, opening up on her journey from making short-films and ad-films to directing a television series, Georgi said, “I didn’t think about this in terms of length, I was just excited by the opportunity. My aspiration since I was a child has been to be a film director but, while a lot of film directors go into television very naturally, my route was commercials: I liked to tell stories visually, quickly and playfully. Television wasn’t on my radar, then I had a short film that did well at Sundance and started to look at some interesting projects. It was the structure and content of I Hate Suzie that grabbed me: each episode is like its own mini-film to reflect a different stage of grief and trauma, so you can transition through different aesthetics. There isn’t another show like it."
Talking about how she enjoyed the process of maintaining continuity throughout the filming of the series ‘I Hate Suzie’ whilst mixing up styles for each episode, she added, “You set certain boundaries, looking at the characters and the world they inhabit. If you know who your characters are, you can go anywhere. The actors are obviously central to that, as something for viewers to grab hold of. If the actor knows everything about the character, they can’t make a wrong decision: they can ride around emotionally while their core remains the same. Aesthetically, I worked hard with the DP and designer. Suzie and Cob’s house is always the same one, but the way the character sees it might change. You need a consistency, but within that you can play and push.”
In another old interview with Network, speaking up about how she got that bug of 'directing' from childhood itself, Georgi said, “The abbreviated version: I went to the cinema when I was four and decided that I needed to make movies. I went to film school, then when I left I was asked what kind of films I wanted to make. I had no fucking clue. I had no idea who I was or what I wanted to say, I was just figuring out how to be an adult. Really fortuitously there was a trainee scheme at the BBC for short-form directors, so I went in and blagged myself a job. I quickly fell in love with short form and advertising. A couple of years later, CNN headhunted me and I worked with them for a few years as a commercials director. I was thinking about it the other day. I reckon that time was the making of me as a director. I had the most extreme experiences, from walking the World Trade Centre site with Daniel Libeskind to being shot at on the Lebanese/Israel border.”
What is Georgi Banks-Davies current net worth?
Currently, there’s no information available about her net worth.
What is Georgi Banks-Davies relationship status?
Currently there’s no information available about her relationship status.
‘Paper Girls’ releases globally on July 29, 2022 at Amazon Prime Video. The series stars Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, Camryn Jones and Fina Strazza alongside Ali Wong in leading roles.