Emma Passmore

Emma is an award winning writer/director.   Her work has been screened across the UK, USA and Europe.  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.   2006 her script “If Tomorrow Never Comes” was runner up in the Kaos British Short Screenplay Competition. The judges: Kenneth Branagh, Michael Kuhn, Alan Parker, Nik Powell, and Stephen Woolley were all hugely impressed and described the writing as: “a very powerful piece of drama, sensitively executed.  
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, The Durrells]. 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 Putney Theatre, Dukes Playhouse and the Institute of Contemporary Art before training in 16mm film. She spent 15 years working in film and TV production, has written, directed and produced over 10 independent short films and curated 4 film festivals at The Barbican Centre. She's an associate of GoFilmIt and is represented by David Higham Associates.