Bridget Stokes is a filmmaker who currently has several projects in development through her production company, Instant Pictures, including feature film Emmett, which she will direct, The Lost Husband, which she will produce, and a television adaptation of The Volunteer. Bridget recently completed production on a comedy web series pilot she directed titled Picked Up and post on a short drama she directed titled Think Fast. The Volunteer, a feature Stokes produced, won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Prior to that, she wrote and directed the feature film Herman & Shelly, which was acquired by Cinetic, and she produced the short film Coffee, which was an official selection at SXSW Film Festival. She has shadowed directors on Amazon’s Transparent, ABC’s The Goldbergs and CBS’s Scorpion and has worked in film distribution at IFC Films, Elephant Eye Films and BEV Pictures, a company she co-founded. Stokes has worked in film production at Elephant Eye Films and as Research Coordinator on Jonathan Demme’s Untitled Bob Marley Project. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Art Semiotics and Africana Studies and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.