Trudy Bellinger

Creative / Director

Trudy is a Creative Director, Writer, Director (and mother) whose unique spark, attention to detail and female outlook make her a great filmmaker. In 2022 Bellinger was invited to be the keynote speaker at The World Trailer Awards in Portugal broadcast on Hollywood Deadline and she is a regular presenter of the Sky Arts show “Video killed The Radio Star” about music videos.   In 2022 her campaign for Project Runway won a silver Promax.   Trudy was the Head of Creative at EMI UK for several years and has gone on to pursue a directing career whilst also working as a freelance Creative Consultant and Creative Director for all the British record labels. The music videos Bellinger directed herself enjoyed nominations and awards from MTV, The Brits and Virgin Media prompting an interest from advertising agencies and brands and she soon became one of the leading beauty/hair and celebrity commercials directors in UK with clients including: Rimmel with Kate Moss, M & S fashion with Twiggy, Sunsilk, Dove, Max Factor, Garnier, Olay, Barclaycard, to name but a few. Her move to Los Angeles resulted in her directing TV promos and winning Promax nominations and awards for shows such as Project Runway, The Masked Singer, Scandal with Kerry Washington, The Bachelorette, The Catch, Lifetime's The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe starring Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon, Next Top Model, and BET’s Games People Play. She was creative director and producer for Maison Margiela Mutiny perfume campaign where she identified 5 creative influencers and exec produced/ creative directed short films .This garnered a lot of fashion press including Vogue (Italia, UK and USA). Having helped carve the path for female directors since her days as a commissioner when she discovered and championed some of our contemporary leading female directors, she personally continues the struggle to break down gender prejudices through her own work.