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.  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 a TV series.

In 2016 Emma wrote and produced a series of fictional dramas for the 'Crossing the line' project for Childnet.   In 2014 she 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].  2012 she was long-listed for The Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize.  2011 she was picked as a 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.   

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 10  years working in film,  TV  and Theatre as a 1st AD, Production Co-ordinator and Researcher on low budget films  to some of the most well-known light entertainment and factual shows in the UK, for a wide variety of companies Including The  People Show, The London Studios and Endemol; whilst writing, directing and producing a number of 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.