Director Biography – Brigid Marshall (THE NEW OLD FASHIONED)


Brigid Marshall is a director/writer/actor/musician from Chicago. She studied creative writing and journalism at the University of Iowa and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Chicago. She has also trained and performed at iO (formerly Improv Olympic), the Upright Citizens Brigade LA, The Ruby Theater and The Pack, among others. She has written and performed in sketches on BuzzFeed, Funny or Die, Bustle, Huffington Post Comedy, the iO Comedy Network — and has been featured in national and regional commercials.

The New Old Fashioned is Brigid’s film directorial debut. She is represented by Avalon Artists Group and managed by Rectangle Entertainment.Director Statement

When Ashley approached me with her idea I knew that it was a project I could bring a unique voice to. Having entered my 30s and with it the deep-end of parental eyes looming large on my love-life, I very deeply understood our main character Ama and her desire to be a mother. There’s a million ways to be a parent, but there are no actual guidebooks on how to deal with ones own on a truly personal level. Explaining to your own parents that you’re not a child anymore, that you’re ready to be a mother, and that you’re ready to do it alone is a journey most women don’t go down willingly. The challenge in making this film was conveying all of that without it being labeled “a woman’s story” or it turning into a Hallmark movie. These conversations are real and they’re happening every day. I’m honored that the Good Boy Treat production team trusted my vision and worked collaboratively to execute it.

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By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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