Bridgette Cyr is a documentary filmmaker currently based in the American south.
Her background is in fine art photography and experimental film + sound. These skills help inspire and shape her myriad of documentary interests; often of intimate perspective and actionable nature. Bridgette's producing has taken her from the improbably named Dismal Swamp of North Carolina to home studios of hip-hop artists in Havana, Cuba.
She produced a video for America Heard in 2017 and is the Director of Photography and Associate Producer for SANTUARIO, a short documentary film following Juana Ortega, a grandmother who faced deportation and took refuge in a North Carolina church. SANTUARIO won the Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Short Documentary grant in 2017 and was awarded additional funding from the Fledgling Fund in 2018.
She was selected for the Investigative Reporting Workshop for Filmmakers at UC Berkeley in 2018 and attended the Logan Symposium for Investigative Reporting: Journalism in the Age of Trump.
Her work has received awards from the Online Journalism Awards, College Photographer of the Year and the 37th Frame photojournalism showcase.
She graduated with a Master’s in Visual Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow. Before returning to school she worked at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival as the Artist Services Coordinator.