CAA The ‘I Hate Suzie’ Sign Director Georgi Banks-Davies – The Hollywood Reporter
CAA has signed Georgi Banks-Davies, the rapidly rising British director best known for directing the hit Sky/HBO Max series I hate Suzie, created by Heir writer Lucy Prebble and main star Billie Piper.
Banks-Davies – who won this year’s BAFTA TV Award for Best Emerging Talent: Fiction for Her Work I hate Suzie – has also directed several short films, including The struggle, which premiered at the 2019 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and the 2020 London Short Film Festival. Garfieldmeanwhile, was in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the London Discovery Film Award for best director and best screenplay. She is currently in development for her feature film debut with BBC Film, but is also set to direct Kaos, the recently announced eight-part Netflix series from The end of the world F***ing creator Charlie Covell and produced by Chernobyl and Gangs in London Sister banner. Both Banks-Davies and Covell will serve as executive producers, along with Nina Lederman.
Other upcoming projects include the Amazon chain Paper girl, which follows four teenage girls who travel through time. Banks-Davies will Paper girl’ main director.
Earlier this week, Banks-Davies was selected to participate in BAFTA Breakthrough, the annual Netflix-backed initiative to support emerging talent.
She will continue to be represented in the UK by the Independent Talent Group.