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Nowness x AGL, Sisterhood (Director’s Cut)

Fiona Jane Burgess

Ground Work

The soulful vocals of British singer-songwriter Låpsley ring throughout Sisterhood in an original composition written for this campaign, shot on 16mm film. The film shows dancers leaning on and supporting each other through sensitive movements set against the contemporary interiors of the Tate Modern gallery in London; the result is a celebration and expression of female solidarity.

Fiona Jane Burgess is a UK based film director specialising in music videos, commercials, documentaries and fashion films. Burgess began directing music videos for her band Woman’s Hour and has since directed films for acclaimed artists, brands and editorial platforms such as Gucci, Burberry, Nowness, Nike, Adidas and Jo Malone. She has directed music videos for award-winning musicians such as Raye, Hayden Thorpe, Gracey and Olivia Dean. Burgess received a Silver Young Director Award at Cannes Lions 2019 and was named Campaign’s ‘Pick of the Week’ for her first ever commercial with Mother London. Her work is currently exhibiting at SFMoMA in San Francisco. As a proud feminist, she is drawn to projects that empower women and provoke debate. Aside from filmmaking, Burgess runs regular workshops in an adolescent psychiatric unit as a drama and arts facilitator and is an advocate for greater mental health awareness. Burgess currently lives in London.