On June 23rd, 2020, we launched our inaugural Women of Color Commercial Directing Program (WCCDP) and were elated to receive over one-hundred applications. After careful and thoughtful deliberation, we narrowed down our applicants to 10 finalists, who were then presented to our distinguished panel of finalist judges. These judges meticulously reviewed our finalists materials and helped choose our 2020 WCCDP winner. So without further ado, we are proud to announce Stacy Pascal Gaspard and her project “Isadora” as the winner of our program!
Stacy Pascal Gaspard
Isadora Logline: When a young ballerina doubts herself because of insecurity over her appearance, her father lifts her spirits with an impromptu dance of his own in the glow of their Subaru’s headlights; a performance that becomes a little tradition of theirs for years to come.
We are already well underway with turning Stacy's vision into reality! Our team will be supplying Stacy with script feedback, creative guidance, full pre-production and principal photography support, as well as, post-production support from select sponsors to bring her Subaru spec commercial to life. Stacy will also receive one-on-one mentorship with some of our finalist judges and future directing opportunities with the Paxeros team.
We'd also like to announce our second and third place finalists! Although we are only able to produce one spot this year, we would still like to acknowledge their incredible submissions. Along with our Stacy, they will each get one-on-one mentorship calls with some of our finalist judges, and they will each receive a free rental of our Alexa Mini Camera package and Angenieux EZ zoom lenses for a project of their choosing!
2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Elitia Daniels Julia Elihu
We also wanted to give a special thank you to all of the wonderful and talented women who participated in our inaugural Women of Color Commercial Directing program! You are all so creative and we look forward to following your journeys of success and growth in this field.
This program wouldn't be possible without the help of our judges, so we want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU for the time and dedication you took to carefully and thoughtfully consider each of our applicants and their materials, as well as, donating your time offering advice and mentorship to our winners. This program wouldn’t be possible without you!
Stay tuned for updates and behind-the-scenes as we embark on the production of Stacy's winning concept "Isadora"!
For More Information on WCCDP, please find our other blogs here.