Emily is a filmmaker from Oʻahu based in New York City. Her short film Lucky Fish has played at festivals around the world including Palm Springs International Film Festival (Winner, Young Cineastes Award, Special Mention, Best LGBTQ+ Short), Champs-Élysées (Winner, Audience Award Best American Independent Short Film), Outfest L.A., Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and went on to become a viral hit after premiering online on NOWNESS Asia. Emily is one of the 2023 Recipients of the New Voices Filmmaker Grant, a new initiative from NewFest in partnership with Netflix. She was featured in a global campaign with GAP x The Brooklyn Circus alongside artists and changemakers such as Indya Moore, Bethann Hardison, Javon Walton and Stephen "tWitch" Boss.

Emily has curated film programs for Metrograph, Allies in Arts, Brooklyn Art Haus and NowHere Gallery and served as a Jury member at the Mint Chinese Film Festival and Oakland Drunken Film Festival. She has screened her films and spoken at institutions such as Yale University, Carleton College, Brooklyn Lab, Bryn Mawr and Indiana University. She previously worked as a development executive at the Academy Award-Nominated and Peabody Award-Winning production company The Department of Motion Pictures (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Patti Cake$, Monsters & Men, 32 Sounds) and was an Associate Producer on the podcast series Operator produced in partnership with Topic and Wondery. 




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