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.