About The Director Melissa Lowery

I’m a wife and full time mom of 2 daughters and a documentary film maker! I am originally from Oregon, but lived in Southern California for 11 years. My family and I moved back 6 years ago, and I still miss Cali’s weather! After living here for a few months I made a decision. I went back to school as a “non-traditional” student (translation: old), and graduated from Pacific University in the fall of 2009 with a BA in Media. After graduation, I worked on several short independent film projects, commercials and a webseries, around the Portland area. I have always wanted to work in media, film specifically, and found I have a great passion for it! It makes me happy! BGS is my first feature documentary and there are no words to describe how excited and happy I am to have the opportunity to make this film and to see it come to life. This process has been amazing…a little nerve racking, but amazing!! I am drawn to documentaries because of the freedom they allow me to have in telling truthful stories and experiences like the ones in BGS.

My life is full, crazy and beautiful with surprises that pop up every now and then! But such is life, and life is good :)