Bridget Besaw is the founder of Seedlight Pictures, where she produces advocacy films with environmental stories. Prior to filmmaking, Besaw was an editorial photographer for Smithsonian, Newsweek, Time, Forbes and Fortune, among other publications. She has produced numerous short films for global environmental organizations that feature stories of resource depletion and sustainability. Her films Growing Local and Seeding a Dream won several audience choice awards. Further works include Guided (Mountainfilm 2017) and The Nature of Maps. Bridget was selected to be a 2016 Camden International Film Festival Points North Fellow for her film The Mountain and The Magic City, a feature documentary that explores the effects of globalization and American class divisions through the lens of a long-standing battle over a national park in Maine.