CAA signed Georgi Banks-Davies, the fastest growing UK director best known for directing the famous Sky / HBO series Max I hate Suzie, created by Succession writer Lucy Prebble and star Billie Piper.
Banks-Davies – who won this year’s BAFTA TV Award for Best Emerging Talent: Fiction for his work on I hate Suzie – has also directed several short films, including The fight, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2019 and the London Short Film Festival 2020. Garfield, meanwhile, performed in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won a London Discover Film Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay. She is currently in development on her feature debut with BBC Film, but is also expected to direct Kaos, the recently announced eight-part Netflix series from The end of the fucking world creator Charlie Covell and produced by Chernobyl and London gangs sister banner. Banks-Davies and Covell will both executive produce, alongside Nina Lederman.
Other upcoming projects include the Amazon series Paper girls, which follows four teenage girls traveling through time. Banks-Davies will be Paper girls main director.
Earlier this week, Banks-Davies was selected to join the BAFTA Breakthrough program, the annual Netflix-backed initiative to support emerging talent.
She will continue to be represented in the UK by Independent Talent Group.