Note: The Inspired Woman Series features a snippet from the Legacy Letter of a contributor along with information about her and what she does.
Independent Film Producer
From Bridgette’s pen…
“If you live your whole life being a victim of circumstances that were beyond your control, you won’t have much of a life. You’ll spend it in a mode of constant suffering. You’ll never be satisfied or truly happy, and you’ll always be waiting for the ball to drop. Forgive the people that hurt you, and have enough faith in yourself to go after your dreams sooner than later. Your spiritual foundation will be your compass so stay the course. Prayer is your best friend and will give you comfort when nothing else will. Know your worth, and stop selling yourself short every time a guy looks as if he loves you. You’re so much better than that, and most of them are not good enough anyway. Don’t fear the unknown. Embrace it. Life is a journey, and if you knew what was around every corner, there would be no point in even living it. You are a very talented person with a smile that can light up a room. You have the whole world waiting for you to display those talents so fear is not an option. Strive to be successful, but don’t lose yourself in it. Success can be tricky, and you can’t live off of it alone so stay grounded. I want you to know that love can be a vulgar four letter word if given prematurely so love yourself first before you love a man. Be honest about what you want and what you need and what you can give. Try not to live your life by the clock of society; that’s a sure way to be unhappy so take your time and do what works for you..”
Having over 10 years of production experience spanning all film and television genres both in front and behind the camera, Bridgette brings an unparallel dynamic and know-how to the film industry. Bridgette started as a production assistant with some of the industry’s top production companies like Velvet Candy Entertainment (Pretty) and Deacon Entertainment (Obsessed, Undercover Brother). She steadily gained a vast knowledge base from working on a diverse array of music videos, short films, features and commercials. Bridgette’s passion for film started at an early age with her focus being in front of the camera but she quickly learned that along with acting, she loved creating and developing content and knew right away that she wanted to build her own production company to showcase the type of films that had inspired and changed her as a child. She worked as a freelance Producer for Damname Productions American Sign Language short film Beyond Essays and as Producer for the award winning short film CHANGE which was nominated for Best Short at the Texas Black Film Festival, won for Best Short in the LGBT category at the San Diego Black Film Festival, Best Drama at the Minghella International Film Festival in the United Kingdom, Audience Award at Frameline in Toronto and a Finalist at USA Film Festival. CHANGE recently partnered with Frameline.org (Youth in Motion) to have CHANGE distributed and used in the teaching materials in 365 schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. CHANGE is currently playing in several film festivals around the world and was recently nominated for the IRIS Prize Award.
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