Fiona Jane Burgess is a film director specialising in music videos, documentaries + fashion films.
Burgess began directing films for her band Woman’s Hour. Signed to Secretly Canadian, she toured internationally playing headline shows and supporting acts including Metronomy, Lykke Li and Anna Calvi. She has since directed commercial and narrative films for brands and editorial platforms such as Burberry, Nowness, Adidas, Fiorucci, Nike, Secretly Canadian, Polydor and Virgin EMI. She recently won a Silver Young Director Award at Cannes Lions 2019.
Her experience as a performer and a musician is integral to her filmmaking. Burgess also works as a creative director for stills and moving image. She is interested in blurring the lines between documentary and fiction and incorporates movement and dance as a central motif. 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.