Emma is an award winning writer, director and poet. She read Theatre Studies, English and Philosophy at Lancaster University.
Emma spent 15 years working professionally in production of film & TV whilst writing, directing and producing her own short films.
In 2006 her script If Tomorrow Never Comes came runner up in the Kaos British Short Screenplay Competition.
The judges: Kenneth Branagh, Michael Kuhn, Alan Parker, Nik Powell, and Stephen Woolley were all hugely impressed and described the writing as: “a very powerful piece of drama, sensitively executed”.
In October 2010 her short poetry film Breathe won the public jury prize for best film at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival.
Emma is also an award winning poet. In 2001 she was the regional winner in Ottakers’ National Poetry Competition and in 2002 she won the National Orange / Guardian Text Poetry Competition with “Written & Washed Away“. In 2009 she won Postal Poetry. Her poetry has since been published in two books and used by The Open University. This led to a collaboration with composer Ruth Barrett on an album of new classical songs, published by BDi Music.
In addition to writing an opera with Ruth Barrett, Emma currently has two feature films and a TV series in development.
Emma works as a freelance writer / director for Invasive Films