Bridget Stokes: Bridget Stokes is a director and storyteller 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, a film she produced in 2013. The Volunteer won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Most recently Stokes has directed a short for Gary Buchler and Monte LaMonte’s Shoot ‘Em Up project, directed a pilot for a web series titled Picked Up and directed and produced short film, Think Fast, starring Molly Stanton, TJ Power and Jaz Sinclair. Prior to that, she wrote, directed and produced the feature film Herman & Shelly, which was acquired by Cinetic, and she produced the short film Coffee, an official selection at SXSW Film Festival. She has been shadowing director on The CW’s Jane The Virgin, 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, as Research Coordinator on Jonathan Demme’s Untitled Bob Marley Project and as Producer of a soon-to-be-released Netflix feature. 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.