Emma Passmore

Emma is an award winning writer/director.   She collaborates with producers and directors as well as developing her own work.  In 2019 she was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist with 2 feature film scripts: '4 Miles Per Second' and 'Loosely Based On Real Life'.  She is currently in development with 2 TV series. Emma is represented by Lucinda Prain at Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd.

In 2018 Emma was commissioned to write and direct a new piece of work 'Loosely Based on Real Life' which debuted at Intermission Youth Theatre, London - a short form monologue, which was written as part of the development of her semi-autobiographical feature film of the same title.  
2016 she wrote and produced a series of fictional dramas for the 'Crossing the line' project for Childnet. 2014 she collaborated with artist filmmaker Eelyn Lee on 'Monster' - a devised film, starring Anamaria Marinca.  2012 she was long-listed for The Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize with ‘The Immortal Gene’.   2011 she was picked as a screenwriting mentee on the UK Film Industry Guiding Lights scheme during which she was mentored by Olivia Hetreed.   2010, her short film “Breathe” won the public jury prize for best film at the Zebra International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin. It was screened on ARTE and toured Europe as part of the Goethe Institut.  2006 'If Tomorrow Never Comes’ short film script inspired by the 2005 London bombings, was runner up in The Kaos British Short Screenplay Competition.

Emma read Theatre Studies at Lancaster University and went on to write and direct plays at the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, before training in 16mm film.     
Since 2006 she has created visual arts and learning programmes for young people and has curated 6 film festivals at the Barbican Centre.