Lindsy M. Bissonnette grew up in Wakefield, Rhode Island, then attended the University of Rhode Island where she earned a BFA in Acting & Directing and a BA in Communications. After graduating, she decided to continue her education and moved to Savannah, Georgia for two years to earn her MFA in Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. After receiving her degree, she moved to Manhattan to pursue her passion for the arts.
As a freelance stage director, comedy writer, and improv performer, Lindsy has directed and assistant/associate directed productions all over the city, and she's proud to bring her voice to FF2 Media and help promote the work of women in the industry.
Lindsy does many things at FF2 Media, including writing reviews and articles, interviewing directors and writers, and working with the New York-based interns.
Becoming a part of FF2 Media has completely changed the way she approaches film: "I was never fully 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 her every day. She, alongside with the entire FF2 Media team, see every film released, that is written or directed by a woman, every week --and more! Lindsy is grateful to be working alongside such a fantastic team, which spans all over the country and all over the world. "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."
Lindsy was recently accepted into the Stage Director’s and Choreographer’s Foundation Observership Class of 2017-2018 (you can read about it here!), is currently enrolled in classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and last summer, worked with some of her favorite collaborators to bring a new show, The Rhythm/Da Blues by E. E. Wade, to New York City. It made it's NY premiere at 13th Street Rep with Gnome Haus Productions. She also works in the office of an Off-Broadway theatre as their Marketing & Development Assistant, is a freelance grant writer, and a personal assistant.
Her 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 her perspective as a female-identifying 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 her 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.