Sweetshop has signed highly-acclaimed Director Zoe McIntosh for global representation.
When it comes to hunting down unique characters for film and commercial work, Zoe is in her element unveiling these best kept stories. Finding the truth in any performance; she’s completely at home directing one of New Zealand’s most notorious Mongrel mob gangsters, and hanging out in boxing gyms and caravan parks.
Her most recent short film The World in Your Window is a heartwarming tale of grief, family and circumstance and was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize at the 2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and won Best International Short Film at; Melbourne, Flicker Fest, Short Shorts Asia, Tahiti Film Festival and Vancouver Women in Film International Film Festival. It is also a contender for the 2019 Oscar’s.
Beyond her impressive success as a documentary and narrative filmmaker, Zoe has also shot campaigns for a host of major brands, including ALDI, Cadbury, Sky TV, Spark, ASB and YWCA. She was named Cannes Lions Young Director of the Year in 2013 and judged the 2017 D&AD Awards.
Fiona King, Managing Director of Sweetshop New Zealand said, “Zoe is a remarkably gifted and capable filmmaker. Generous of spirt and collaborative in nature, she has the innate ability to connect with both actors and real people to bring the most genuine and compelling performances. We see huge possibilities for her here in New Zealand and the rest of the world.”
Zoe said, “I’m extremely excited about the move. Sweetshop is at the forefront of the industry, producing some of the very top creative work. I’m really looking forward to continuing my current momentum and making some great work with this new team.”
Wilf Sweetland, CEO of Sweetshop said, “There’s an authenticity, depth and nuance to both Zoe’s commercial work and dramatic films. We are honoured she’s chosen to join Sweetshop’s family for representation.”
Watch Zoe’s recent work here.