Emma J. Gilbertson is a Writer/Director originally from Liverpool, and a graduate of the prestigious NFTS Directing Fiction Course and Channel 4 Scholar.
They are primarily interested in creating stories about the working-class experience, female identity and queerness. Their uplifting films also feature dance, music and spoken word.
In 2019, their film: “Crashing Waves” was broadcast on Channel 4 as part of “Random Acts.” The Film was nominated for the reputable Iris Prize, picked up by Aesthetica, gained a Vimeo Staff pick and selected for #fivefilmsforfreedom presented by Arts-British Council in partnership with BFI Flare. Emma went on to be nominated for Best Director at Underwire and also won Critics Best Film at Emerging Filmmakers Night.
Since then, Emma has been assisting and shadowing the legendary Mary Harron (dir. American Psycho) and directed music videos for the rising rockstar Cody Frost. They are represented by Independent Talent, and currently developing several original feature ideas.