Emily May Jampel is a filmmaker born and raised on Oahu and based in Brooklyn. She was one of the 2021 recipients of Inside Out’s Re:Focus Fund for her short film Lucky Fish, and was Allies in Arts’s 2021 guest curator for Reel Her In, an annual screening of short films directed by BIPOC, female, trans and nonbinary filmmakers in partnership with SONY, for which she was also a selected director. Emily also works as a development executive at the Brooklyn and New Orleans-based production company Department of Motion Pictures (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, PATTI CAKE$, MONSTERS & MEN) with producers Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald. Emily was an associate producer on the Department of Motion Pictures’s very first podcast series OPERATOR, an eight-part series documenting the history of American TelNet, the biggest phone sex provider in the 90s, produced in partnership with Topic Studios and Wondery. Emily first got her start working at companies like Cinereach, the indie distributor Film Movement, and interning at Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler’s Killer Films and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s LA-based production company Color Force.
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