After being asked at work “what do you really want to do?”, Emma’s answer was to quit her job and enrol on the TV Scriptwriting MA at De Montfort University where she learned the importance of re-writing, re-writing, and then re-writing some more.
An avid watcher of British drama, her own work favours character-driven stories about ordinary people battling extraordinary situations – usually with a twist. She writes at her home in South-East London, whilst working part time for the NHS.
During the COVID19 pandemic of 2020, Emma wrote MY ONE TRUE LOVE – the script was longlisted to the Top 50 out of almost 7000 entries by the BBC Writersroom. She decided to make it herself filming it remotely via Zoom during lockdown, and it has become a multi award-winning short film about Dementia, starring Sheila Reid and Lisa Stevenson.
Her short film about grief and hope, THE BOY WHO THOUGHT HE COULD FLY, which she wrote and directed, has won a number of awards including Best Inspirational Film at both the monthly New York Movie Awards and the Hollywood Gold Awards, and Best Low Budget Film at the London Rocks Film Festival.
She also previously wrote and directed a short horror film, THE BALLAD OF A HAUNTED MAN, which won 5 Best Film Awards, 3 Best Actor Awards, picked up 17 Best Film nominations and also won a Best Woman Filmmaker Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
- THE BALLAD OF A HAUNTED MAN
- AT THE POINT OF NEED
- GO THE DISTANCE
- INVISIBLE STRING
- THE BOY WHO THOUGHT HE COULD FLY