Melissa Bruno is a filmmaker and visual artist, born and raised in a working-class neighborhood just outside of Boston, MA. Her works span from fictional narratives to performance video art with an emphasis on presenting the audience a genuine female perspective. She writes, directs, edits (and occasionally acts) all of her films.
In 2005, she received a BFA in Film & Video from Massachusetts College of Art. She was awarded the MPA Performing Arts Award and she was nominated for the Humanitas Award for the tv spec script Lovely Rita. She recently completed an MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University.
Melissa admires and is influenced by many filmmakers and artists including Catherine Breillat, David Lynch, Agnes Varda, Sue de Beer & Chantal Akerman.