Growing up a country kid and voracious movie buff, Emma learnt at an early age that there was more to the world than her little patch of the wheat belt. She graduated with two BAs (because one just didn’t seem enough) in Film and Creative Writing at Curtin University, Western Australia. Starting out in production and costume design she began working in music videos and short films both in Australia and Europe.
Her first produced screenplay, “Polarised” went on to screen at Revelation, Flickerfest, and St. Kilda film festivals, and win Best Australian Comedy at Sydney’s World of Women film festival.
2018 saw her move in to directing for the first time with a two-minute character portrait of her grandmother Barbara for Revelation Film Festival’s “Life in Pictures” program. Her first short film “Barry” was selected as a Tropfest finalist and she can’t wait to start filming “Antecedents,” a story very close to her heart.