Brydie O’Connor  

Brydie O’Connor is a Kansas-bred, NY-based filmmaker. Her award-winning documentary work focuses on women-driven and queer stories. Brydie’s most recent film LOVE, BARBARA (2021) won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary at Outfest 2022 and had its New York premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 2022. Her short documentary FRIENDS OF DOROTHY (2020) premiered in New York at DOC NYC. Brydie’s work has been supported by The Future of Film Is Female, Women Make Movies, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, and ArtsKC. Most recently, she was selected as a semifinalist for the Netflix x NewFest New Voices Filmmaker Initiative, and she is pitching her forthcoming debut feature documentary at DOC NYC Industry Roundtables 2022. Much of her work is inspired by archival histories.

Brydie’s producing credits include THE LESBIAN BAR PROJECT (Tribeca X 2022), WOMONTOWN for PBS Kansas City, and Season 7 of THE CIRCUS on Showtime. She is a graduate of The George Washington University. (12/22)

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Love, Barbara

A film by Brydie O’Connor, 2022, 15 min, Color

In her collection of over 100 films, pioneering experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer centered her own body, community, and love to create performative documentations of her lived experience as a lesbian. Her imprint on the art world, on women artists, and on the lesbian community is profound and indelible. However, her greatest love of all –…

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