Emma Passmore

Emma is an award winning writer/director.   As a writer she collaborates with directors, artist filmmakers and composers as well as developing her own work.  Her films have been screened across the UK, USA and Europe.  In  2018 she wrote and directed a new piece of work, 'Loosely Based on Real Life' which debuted at Intermission Theatre, London. She is currently in development with 2 feature films and recently collaborated with artist filmmaker Eelyn Lee on 'Monster' - a devised film, which is being developed into long-form, starring Anamaria Marinca [4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - Palme d'Or winner 2007]. 

 In 2016 Emma wrote and produced a series of fictional dramas for Childnet.     2012, she was long-listed for The Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize and  2011 she was picked as a mentee on the prestigious UK Film Industry Guiding Lights scheme during which she was mentored by Olivia Hetreed [Girl with a Pearl Earring].   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.   

2002, she was winner of the National Orange/Guardian Text Poetry Competition. Her poetry has since been published in 2 books and continues to be used by the Open University. This led to a number of collaborations with composer Ruth Barrett [Victoria, Bodyguard]. They are currently writing a modern chamber opera together, set in Greenland. 
 

Emma read Theatre Studies at Lancaster University and went on to write and direct plays at the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster and the I.C.A before training in 16mm film. She spent 15 years working in film,  TV  and Theatre production, from low budget films to some of the most well-known light entertainment shows, working for a wide variety of companies including The People Show, The London Studios and Channel 4;  whilst writing, directing and producing over 10 independent short films. Since 2006 she has created arts and learning programmes for young people in the visual arts and has curated 6 festivals at the Barbican Centre.