Emma Passmore

Emma is an award winning writer/director.   She collaborates with producers, directors, artist filmmakers and composers as well as developing her own work.  She is currently an Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist with 2 feature film scripts: '4 Miles Per Second' and 'Loosely Based On Real Life'.  She is also in development with a 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 in tandem and as part of the development of her 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 [4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days].  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 [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.  2006 'If Tomorrow Never Comes’   her short film script  inspired by the 2005 London tube bombings, was runner up in The Kaos British Short Screenplay Competition.

2002, Emma was winner, by public vote. 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 as part of their literacy programme for primary schools.  This led to a number of collaborations with composer Ruth Barrett [Bodyguard]. They are currently developing a modern chamber opera together, set in Greenland, concerned with climate change. 
 

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.     She spent 10  years working in film, TV  and Theatre as a 1st AD, Production Co-ordinator and Researcher on avant-garde theatre, low budget films to some of the most well-known TV shows in the UK for a variety of companies Including The People Show, London Studios and Endemol; whilst writing, directing and producing a number of independent short films. Since 2006 she has created visual arts and learning programmes for young people and has curated 6 film festivals at the Barbican Centre.