Fine Art trained, Emma Miranda Moore came to directing via photography. For ten years she shot fashion for clients including The Face, Red, The Guardian and The Sunday Times Magazine.
Her narrative short film work has screened internationally and has been selected for Sheffield Doc Fest, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival among many others.
Emma wrote and directed micro short Lit which won the Raindance Film Festival #1minuteheartache competition and the Main Award in DepicT '19 at Encounters Film Festival.
“Simple, brilliantly directed and economical, pinging a small arpeggio of emotional effects despite (or because of) its basic economy of means with some impressive performances from its young cast from a promising director that shows great potential.” - DepicT '19 jury on Lit
Emma’s comedic script about female friendship was selected as part of The Stay project sponsored by Ritz-Carlton and produced by Hearst. She directed the resulting short, 100%, in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Lensed by Kate Reid BSC, it launched on Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar platform and is nominated for awards for Best International Director and Best Romantic Comedy at Houston Comedy Film Festival.
SWARM, a narrative dance film written, produced and directed by Emma, has screened at Aesthetica, Underwire and Dance Umbrella in the UK as well as widely across the globe. It won the award for Outstanding Choreography/Performance at Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Ireland.
With an aesthetic honed through her photography, female centred stories are at at the heart of her work as a director. From high end fashion to roller derby, UN campaigns to skin care, she enjoys representing women on screen in all their many roles. Emma is skilled at working with performers and non-performers of all kinds be they athletes or actors, influencers or kids. Commercial and branded clients include Barclays, Boots, Dior, Liz Earle, Tutti and more.
Emma lives in London with three beautiful men and is developing a new short drama and longform project in tandem.
BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2019
photograph courtesy of Christopher Cypert