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Emma J. Gilbertson is a writer/director from Liverpool working in film, television and music videos. They are represented by the  Independent Talent Group and currently developing several original feature ideas. 

A recent graduate of the prestigious NFTS' Directing Fiction course and a Channel 4 Scholar. Their graduation film: Requiem starring Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us and Game of Thrones), was the Winner of Best Postgraduate Drama at the Royal Television Society Student Awards 2022.  As of late, Emma did some second unit directing on ITV's Malpractice after shadowing the BAFTA nominated Phil Barantini. Emma also shadowed the legendary Mary Harron (American Psycho) last year and directed music videos for rising rockstar Cody Frost which have featured on MTV and Kerrang! 

Before attending the NFTS with the support from Screen South, Emma directed their first film: Crashing Waves. Which went on to be broadcast on Channel 4’s “Random Acts.” , The Film was nominated for the reputable Iris Prize, gained a Vimeo Staff pick and selected for #fivefilmsforfreedom presented by Arts-British Council in partnership with BFI Flare and screened at various BAFTA and ACADEMY AWARD qualifying festivals.  

Emma used to intern in script development at Hurricane Films in Liverpool and was a self shooter for Liverpool FACT.


Contact: emmajanegilbertsonfilms@gmail.com