Wright’s interest in directing springs from her experiences as an actor. From 2001 to 2011, she played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series. BA Film and Television. London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. BonBonLumière, Bonnie Wright’s production company founded 2012
Separate We Come, Separate We Go (2012) Her directorial debut, which Wright conceived and wrote, featured David Thewlis and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.Empire described it as “an impressive first work from someone who clearly has ambition to burn.”
Dreaming Music video directed for Sophie Lowe shot in Joshua Tree, California. Premiered on Nowness in 2014.
Fade to Gold Documentary short created a narrative around the craftsmanship of her parents, jewellers Wright & Teague.
Know Thyself Short film shot in Upstate New York in 2014 develops Wright’s fascination with landscape and feeling, once more in a script she wrote herself.
SEXTANT In 2016 began a body of work that will be made up of twelve short films. Each film is shot under a full moon exploring themes relevant to the current cosmic order. The first of the series, staring Erin Moriarty premiered on Nowness in August 2016.
Phone Calls Conceived in collaboration with writer Martin Cohn, this web series premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Described by i-D magazine as “dreamy aesthetic full of rich colours which are at odds with the moments of ugliness revealed in the conversations.”
Medusa’s Ankles (2018) Wright’s latest short film is an adaptation of Booker prize winning author A S Byatt’s short story of the same title from her series, The Matisse Stories. The film stars Kerry Fox, Jason Isaacs and Chanel Cresswell. Premiered at Mansions of the Future, a cultural arts program in Lincoln and online at BBC Arts.
Taught You How To Feel Directed a second music video for Sophie Lowe and her new single.
Iguana Bird Her most recent piece of work is a music video she directed for Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson’s new single that premiered on PAPER magazine in October 2018. Yorn told PAPER magazine “I have been a fan of Bonnie’s work and she came to us with a visual concept that really captured the emotion behind the song in an original way,”
“My love of storytelling and character took hold of me as a young actor, listening to the words and ideas of renowned directors. I was fascinated with just how I could use my voice, my reactions and expressions to bring their vision to life. Intrigued too by the artistry of everything that is created before an actor steps on set. I constantly asked the crew “What does that button do?” or “Why did you paint the sky green?”; I’m now so thankful I did – it was the beginning of my education and my passion.
Now as a director, I want to make films which make the most fleeting moments and intimately felt emotions universal rather than lonely; the points in life where you think “maybe I’m the only one thinking this?”I want to the reveal emotions and beliefs which lie obscured by the barriers we put up, from fear of being judged or abandoned. Exploring themes which resonate with me; landscape, love and loss, redemption and the process of realisation, perfect or partial.”
— Bonnie Wright