Emily Bridger – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador

Occupation: Filmmaker, actress & bartender (great for research & rent)

Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL

Currently Resides: St. John’s, NL

Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a coffee?

Hava Java.

Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a pint?

It’s a toss-up between a pint of Iceberg at The Grapevine and a pint of Wexford Wheat at The Yellow Belly Brewery.  I’m usually bouncing around between those two spots.

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Newfoundland & Labrador?

Model Citizens – a mostly vintage clothing store on Water Street. Even if I’m not out to buy anything, it’s a great place to just poke around in. And they carry great socks.

Mooney's Lane, St. Mary's, NewfoundlandWhere in Newfoundland would we stand to see your favourite view?

The top of Mooney’s Lane in St. Mary’s, facing the water, on the odd day that you can see through the fog.

Name 3 things I’ve gotta do when I visit Newfoundland & Labrador:

1. Find a townie (St. John’s native) in a good mood, and get him or her to take you on a tour of downtown St. John’s, complete with personal anecdotes. The older the townie, the better, but I guarantee that a local of any age will provide great commentary as a soundtrack to the beautiful sights of downtown St. John’s.

Emily Bridger at Bluewater Inn, Triton, NL2.  I love it when I have the opportunity to travel around the island; there are so many amazing places to visit, and, unfortunately, I don’t get to do it nearly enough.

My favourite place to go in the summertime is the Notre Dame Bay area – specifically, neighbouring communities Brighton (where my father is from) and Triton. The scenery is outstanding and it’s usually the best laugh I have all year.

3.  Crash a bay wedding.  Trust me, you will not regret it.

What makes Newfoundland & Labrador such a special place on earth for you?

I’ve always found it hard to articulate an answer to this question. I mean, obviously, Newfoundland is home. And it’s totally beautiful here, just in the sense of judging this place by its cover. But it’s more than that, which is something I really recognized when I was living in Toronto. I began to notice the different connections people had with the various places they were from. There’s some sort of fullness to this place -- that’s the only word I can think of to describe it. And it almost feels like more than a place – it feels like a family member, or a friend that you feel comfortable enough around to yell at.  How’s that for a crazy answer? I’ve travelled a few other places in the world where that sort of character – that fullness – is palpable, but not many. And it’s not like I’ve travelled super extensively or anything like that, but it seems to me like a rare thing, that sort of character. I think we’ve got some of the funniest, most bizarre people on Earth here. Makes for an interesting time, to say the least.

Be sure to follow Emily on Twitter like we do  @emmybridger

SABS Note of Noteworthiness...

Catch Emily in the SEA AND BE SCENE TV "Movie Makers Special" episode - where she talks about her film IN SO MANY WORDS.

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