Briana Kay Stodden moved from the Midwest after graduating from Southern Illinois University's Cinema Program. She works as a Post Production Assistant and has assisted on films with Directors like Amy Sherman-Paladino, Dee Rees, and Spike Lee all within her first 18 months in the city. Briana strives for a positive work/life balance and continues to pursue her own independent filmmaking projects in her free time. She and her partner, Eric, are currently directing and producing an educational video series for the city of the New York. They live in Queens where a stray cat named Daisy occasionally lets them feed her.