I do many things for FF2 Media, including writing reviews and articles, interviewing directors and writers and working with our New York-based interns.
Becoming a part of FF2 Media has completely changed the way I approach film. I was never aware of the huge disconnect between female directors/writers and audience base, and now I do everything I can to get the word out. From post production to advertisement, every single moment counts when publicizing a film (and making sure there’s an audience there to support it), and that’s where we come in. FF2 is a fantastic community of film aficionados, artists, and writers. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common: our love of film.
Working alongside this amazing group of women, who are incredibly passionate, empathetic and hardworking, inspires me every day. We see every film released that is written or directed by a woman every week. This is no easy task and we wouldn’t be able to do it alone. Our staff spans all over the country and all over the world. We have a wonderful group of editors, graphic designers, article writers, and reviewers, and we are always busy. I am so proud to be a part of this team, and I’m honored to highlight the diligent work that women are doing every day. It isn’t always easy, but it is always rewarding.
In addition to working for FF2 Media, I’m a freelance director and writer in New York City. I was recently accepted into the Stage Director’s and Choreographer’s Foundation Observership Class of 2017-2018 (you can read about it here!), and am directing a new show this summer called The Rhythm/Da Blues by E. E. Wade. Several more projects are on their way! I also work in the development office of an Off-Broadway theatre, I’m a freelance grant writer, and a personal assistant. I moved to New York just over a year ago after finishing my MFA in Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. Before then, I received a BFA in Acting and Directing, and a BA in Communication from the University of Rhode Island.
If you’re looking for a taste of my style of review, read my review of the highest-grossing film of the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman, or my review of my favorite film from last year, Toni Erdmann. My article A Woman’s Place is about the development of the female character through the Star Wars saga. I’m Not Here to Make You Comfortable....So Stay or SPLit is my perspective as a director watching a film about a play - writer/director Deborah Kampeier’s new work, which screened at Cinépolis for the Socially Relevant Film Festival. You can also read one of my favorite concept-articles, ‘Sophie and the Rising Sun’ is a waterfall of emotion, on the subtleties of subliminal messaging in film.
© Lindsy M. Bissonnette (7/19/2017) FF2 Media
Top Photo: Headshot by Nile Haywver Shots
Middle Photo: Pre-shoot makeup-selfie for parody music video No Good Meal based on No Good Deed from the Broadway musical Wicked shot for SCADurday Night Live.
Bottom Photo: Nicholas Ferla and Lindsy Bissonnette at the holidays.