Emily has shot films for PBS, Drifting Cloud Productions, Field of Vision, The California Endowment, Birdling Films, Hairpin Communication, Loteria Films, Vice, The Redford Center, Global Oneness Project, and countless other trouble-makers.
Most recent is The Most Unknown (CPH:DOX 2018), following ten surprisingly humble scientists around the world as they push up against the outermost edges of human knowledge. Emily is also years-deep into a film about farmers in the Andes of Peru adapting to climate change.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Emily studied Literature at Swarthmore College (class of 1999), and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in film from University of Southern California (2004).
Emily has clumsy but functional knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, thanks to living in Xiamen in the mid-eighties-- and the present-day miracle of italki.
When not living the itinerant life of a doc shooter, Emily haunts Glendale grocery stores, eats breakfast at Delia's, and makes the occasional grand gesture of running up Mt. Wilson.