Indie darling Bridey Elliott is known for her dry, offbeat sense of humor, which she deftly translates on both sides of the lens. She honed her comedy chops performing stand-up and sketch at UCB while studying filmmaking at Brooklyn College and working at the famous Kim’s Video (known for being a starting ground for future filmmakers).
Ever the multi-hyphenate, Bridey frequently writes and acts in her directorial projects, including her comedic short “Affections,” and her debut feature, “Clara’s Ghost,” which both debuted in their respective years at the Sundance Film Festival. Each film showcases Bridey’s penchant for experimentation and genre-blending; “Affections” is an awkward comedy/drama that zooms in on the destructive behavior that occurs in a dead-end relationship, while “Clara’s Ghost” is a horror/comedy/drama focusing on a family embittered by their experience within the film industry.
Daughter of Chris Elliott, granddaughter of radio comedian Bob Elliott, and sister of SNL alum Abby Elliott, Bridey grew up virtually breathing comedy. Coming from American comedy royalty, her background has influenced her point of view as a self-described “actors’ director,” who enjoys the unpredictability of improv, and the play and nuance that springs from following actors’ instincts. In addition to her own work, Bridey’s other acting credits include “Silicon Valley,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “Mosaic,” and the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner “Fort Tilden.”