Isabelle Rose Povey is an award-winning creative producer, filmmaker and photographer based in London.
Working alongside charities, organisations and brands, her film work is often centred around social justice issues, women’s rights and the climate emergency. Over the last ten years, Isabelle has collaborated with Greenpeace, WaterAid, Surfers Against Sewage, Amnesty International UK, The Brilliant Club, IRC, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism & many more… With each brief, she aims to find the best medium to tell the story to drive impact, raise awareness and engage audiences. Isabelle has worked across the globe on various campaigns, producing documentaries, social media videos, adverts, YouTube series and animations.
Isabelle’s photographic work is continuously inspired by people and nature. Her recent personal projects are exploring themes such as community, people’s connection with nature and family.
EXHIBITION 'Ray' – Official Selection of Picturing High Streets, 2023
PRINT Let Nature Be Your Guide, Bloom Magazine, 2023
EXHIBITION in the gardens, The Humble Gallery, 2022
FEATURE Where The Leaves Fall, What Counts, Chris Packham, 2022
FEATURE + PRINT Greenpeace, The Big Plastic Count, 2022 across The Mirror, Sky News, Natural History Museum, The Independent + local media, 2022
PRINT Ashok’s Vision, Newham Voices, 2021
PRINT Anna Dudley Neill artist portrait, ‘RI: Then & Now’, 2019
AWARD Category Winner for People & Nature in the Wild London’s photography exhibition, 2019
FEATURE Skomer Island, ROAM Magazine, 2018
Commissions and collaborations welcome, please get in touch for more information.
'I've worked with Isabelle for a number of years and on a range of projects, from quick turn around short films and multimedia documentary projects, to distribution and measuring impact of Virtual Reality. Isabelle is passionate, hard working, creative and fun to collaborate with. She has attention to detail and wants to ensure each project is the best it can be.
Her skills are broad which is fantastic as she has the ability to plan and produce a project from conception though to distribution, but in addition she can also film, edit and take photographs to a high level. Isabelle is interested in telling human stories that make an impact and her ability to build rapport with people quickly is an asset in producing this kind of content.'
Catherine Rose, Director and Producer
'Isabelle has brought her genial personality and distinctive visual style to WaterAid projects for the last five years - both in the UK and internationally. She’s naturally drawn to people and has a rare ability to connect and tell their stories with a poetic eye. Whether it's shooting, editing, producing or directing, it's great to have Isabelle on board. A very talented filmmaker.'
Steve Melia, Film Manager, WaterAid
'Isabelle is brilliant to work with - smart, organised, calm, responsive, creative, collaborative, reliable. The fact that she is an all-rounder is really valuable when working on films of the scale we make at Unearthed - whether she is producing, editing or shooting for us, her awareness of and competence in every step of the process enables the whole project to run smoothly.
She also sets an excellent tone in the spaces she works in, which is important for putting interviewees at ease, or keeping nerves steady on a tricky project with a tight deadline.'
Georgie Johnson, Multimedia Producer, Unearthed
'Isabelle was a pleasure to work with; responsive, professional and understood what we were after. Isabelle's input was invaluable in shaping the film and the whole process ran very smoothly - we are really happy with the final video that she put together. Very highly recommended!'
Greg Staw, Director, ON:SONG
'I really enjoyed working with Isabelle on Greenpeace's Christmas campaign last year. She really drove the project, came at it with so much enthusiasm and professionalism and always had great input from a creative perspective.
One of the key things that stood out to me about Isabelle is that she really goes over and above to make things happen and she really felt like a great ally throughout the process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and would love to work with her again soon!'
Alex Parvin, Nice and Serious
'Isabelle is an incredibly talented producer, filmmaker and photographer. She is invaluable and we would work with her on every project if possible! She is not only professional and hardworking, she fills the room with joy and has helped us greatly.'
Aaron Beale, Director, Vanilla Bear Films
'We worked with Isabelle on a two day shoot for a promotional film, she was a pleasure to work with and had a great energy on the shoot. Her creativity and communication made the project a real success!'
Tom Caldwell, Director, Hairpin Co.
'Isabelle was a delight to work with on for our slow fashion store pop up event. She’s got a great knack for capturing really lovely little moments that most people wouldn’t pick up on! Additionally she got the footage to us super speedily after the event which was brilliant. Would highly recommend.'
Charla MacLean, Social Media, METHOD
'Isabelle worked with us on a number of BBC Outreach projects. She was fantastic at working with children and young people, mentoring and supporting them to tell their stories and create inspiring films. Isabelle is a great team player and talented videographer.'
Jo Sunderland, Producer, BBC Outreach