Emily is a filmmaker from Oʻahu based in New York City. Her short film Lucky Fish has played at festivals including Palm Springs International Film Festival (Winner, Young Cineastes Award, Special Mention, Best LGBTQ+ Short), Champs-Élysées (Winner, Audience Award), Outfest L.A., Frameline, Inside Out and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia.
She has also curated film programs for Metrograph and Allies in Arts and acted in several short films. Emily previously worked as a development executive at the Academy Award-Nominated and Peabody Award-Winning production company The Department of Motion Pictures (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, PATTI CAKE$, MONSTERS & MEN, PHILLY D.A.) and was an Associate Producer on the podcast series OPERATOR, produced in partnership with Topic and Wondery.
Young Cineastes Award
Lucky Fish
Young Cineastes Award, Palm Springs ShortFest 2022
2021 Grant Recipient
Lucky Fish
Inside Out 2021 Re:Focus Fund
Frameline Completion Fund Recipient 2021/22
Lucky Fish
Frameline Completion Fund 2021/22
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Film & Cultural Theory
High School
Punahou School
Birth Date
April 6, 1995
Birth City
Honolulu, Hawaii
Current City
Brooklyn, NY
Zodiac Sign
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