Film, TV & Theatre
Emma is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, where she was awarded a scholarship from the David Lean Foundation for her MA in Fiction Direction. She also has a BA Hons in Fine Art from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and an MA in Communication, Art & Design from the Royal College of Art.
Emma’s short film, AFTER TOMORROW, was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, and won Best Short Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2009. That year she was also named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow.
In 2006-7 Emma took part in the Skillset Film Lab, a year-long series of collaborative workshops between actors and directors about screen acting. In 2008 she was selected for the Young Vic Genesis Directors’ project, and during 2010 and 2011 was mentored by director John Hillcoat on the prestigious Guiding Lights scheme. Emma was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize, run in association with the BFI Film Fund.
Emma has directed Television drama for the BBC in recent years, and continues to write screenplays and make short films. She was recently chosen to make a short for Directors UK and ARRI as part of their Challenge Alexa competition. Her spoof comedy commercial, Find Your Feet, can be seen here.
Further links to Emma's work can be found here.
There are few short films that put such a weight of narrative and emotional importance on a silent character, and fewer still that do so with such success. His single held look toward the end of the film not only explained the entire plot but it broke my heart and if that’s not a shining example of the power of cinema, then I don’t know what is. - Ben Blaine, Shooting People
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Neal Street/BBC 1
Writer: Louise Ironside
4 O'CLOCK CLUB
BBC 1/ BBC Birmingham
Wilder Films/Screen East
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Short Film. 18 min drama.
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Short Film. 4 minute Comedy.
Short Film. 3 min Experimental Drama.
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Short Film. 7 minute Comedy.
Short Film. 3 minute Drama.
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BAFTA-nominated, CBBC Flagship comedy-musical show
Series 6, 4 episodes Producer: Dominic MacDonald Executive Producer: Connal Orton