Fiona Jane Burgess is a film director that specializes in music videos, commercials, documentaries and fashion films. Fiona began directing music videos for her band Woman’s Hour. She has since directed music videos for acclaimed artists, and fashion films for some of the most renowned brands and editorial platforms such as Vogue, Gucci, Burberry, Lacoste, Nike, Adidas and Zalando.
Her experience as a performer and musician is an integral part of her work as a director, and has helped define her style which is based on sharp art direction coupled with a real sense of visual storytelling. This combination makes her the perfect fit for subjects where the human is the backbone, whether in comedy or pure emotion.
Fiona was quickly noticed and awarded by the industry, receiving 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. She since sustained her momentum, and received multiple awards in 2021, including the Gold award for Direction at Shots 2021, the Best Advertising at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021 and the Commercials and Branded Content award at Berlin Commercial 2021. Last but not least, she was featured in the 2021 Top 10 directors voted by Campaign magazine.
As a proud feminist, she is drawn to projects that empower women and provoke debate. Aside from filmmaking, Fiona runs regular workshops in an adolescent psychiatric unit as a drama and arts facilitator and is an advocate for greater mental health awareness.