Few people have influenced the music video industry in the UK like Trudy Bellinger.
After gaining her Expressive Arts BA, Trudy decided to use the techniques she had developed during studying as a means to make a living, and won acclaim and commissions as a photography/film installation artist. Already back then she was a fashion aficionado, making her own clothes, experimenting with style and consuming all she could find of magazines and articles relating to trends.
Working at the cutting edge of art and culture, it was no surprise that Trudy became one of the driving forces at the groundbreaking BSB Powerstation, and the progression from that to producing music videos – a rapidly growing industry – was a natural one. While producing she was headhunted by the MD of the massive EMI Records Corporation, to head up their Creative and Music Video divisions, which led to her exposure to directing.
Through 10 years of working creatively with directors and artists, and helping to shape some of the most amazing talent around, she learnt from the best, and says the move into directing came about partly from her desire to have a creative outlet and to a certain extent from popular demand.
Still working as a freelance commissioner, Trudy has a rare understanding of her clients, and she knows intuitively what an artist needs. Her brand of fabulously slick and trendy directing work owe a lot to her photography background, her passion for music and performance, and love of style. These all reappear in the beautifully developed restricted colour palettes, flattering lighting and tight choreography of her videos for artists like Girls Aloud, Louise, Shy FX, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Rachel Stevens Bodyrockers and The Sirens.
In 2006, Trudy joins the longstanding and successful Commercials/Features/Music Video Company Crossroads Films. Trudy is represented in both UK and USA for Music Videos and commercials.