Inner Thoughts

For a brief moment, take a glimpse inside the minds of four people as the viewer experiences what they are really thinking versus what happens in their daily lives.

  • Ember Crowley
    Director
    Let The Lion Bleed
  • Ember Crowley
    Writer
    Let The Lion Bleed
  • Ember Crowley
    Producer
    Let The Lion Bleed
  • Jazlee Crowley, Liliah Boatman, Eros Luna, Diego De Toledo, James Linsky, Alex Mossman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Ember Crowley

Ember Crowley is 18 years old and is a Film major at Northern Arizona University. She has been an intern for both the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and Sedona International Film Festival for three years and worked at the Film Noir Film Festival a couple of years ago, which helped create a love for that particular film genre. She directed a black and white film that has been chosen by five different countries to screen at their film festivals: Scotland, Belgium, India, Sweden and Italy as well as several U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Austin, Cameron, Colorado Springs, Pennsylvania and was chosen to screen at Princeton University.

Ember has been nominated for a Jean-Luc Godard award and Northern Arizona University awarded her their Future Filmmaker Award at their own film festival where she was honored with a certificate and several items from Canon Film. Ember has been with UTV at NAU where she has worked as a manager for animation since August 2018. She spent nearly a year working as an animator on an extraordinary stop motion film called, “Hiraeth”. One of her experimental films was recently chosen to screen at the NAU Film Festival where she also received an award for her work as an animator.

Ember completed a short film for Northland Family Help Center that was themed around the Clothesline Project which brings awareness and support for victims of domestic violence. In 2016, Ember made a film that showcased her school which advocated the value of charter school education and submitted it to The Center For Education Reform. She was awarded a $1,000 grant from them which went directly to the film department at FALA.

From 2016 to present, she has had several different films selected to showcase to a sold out audience at The FilmBar in Phoenix, a theater which specializes in Independent Film.

During the summer of 2017, she completed her first documentary and is currentlyworking on several short films, and has been commissioned for several videography jobs outside of school. In 2019, she completed another short documentary and an experimental film. In 2018 she was nominated for the Viola Award in the Best Emerging Artist category.

Ember is eager to help raise the low percentage rate of successful women directors and plans to continue to advocate for women in film.

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Director Statement

A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
-Dorothea Lange