Emily is an ambidextrous filmmaker who is passionate about both narrative and documentary filmmaking. She writes, directs, produces and shoots. Emily's full reel is private but can be seen on Vimeo so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to take a look.
In the meantime, here's a few recent samples of Emily's work...
NARRATIVE WRITING/DIRECTING SAMPLE:
"Toe to Toe" premiered at Sundance in the Dramatic Competition line-up and was distributed by Strand. Emily wrote, directed and co-produced this narrative feature film. Here's what A.O Scott said about it in his glowing review: "An unusually honest, compassionate and challenging view of contemporary youth. The film's observations about race, class and friendship are clear and accessible without being overly didactic. This film's ethical seriousness is distinctive."
DOCUMENTARY DIRECTING SAMPLE:
Emily directed and shot 2nd Camera for this feature documentary that tells the stories of Rene and Jamie, 13 years after their Gender Affirmation Surgeries. Premieres On Showtime March 16 at 9pm ET/PT.
DOCUMENTARY DIRECTING AND CINEMATOGRAPHY SAMPLE:
Emily Abt directed, produced and shot 2nd Camera for this feature documentary currently streaming on STARZ. "Daddy Don't Go" explores the crisis of fatherlessness in America by capturing two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them.
NARRATIVE CINEMATOGRAPHY SAMPLE:
Emily shot, directed and produced this no budget, comedy short. The films was very much a family affair as it was co-written with her cousin who also stars ("Wrecked" junior staff writer Isaac Jay). The short also features Ethan Slater (currently starring as Spongebob on Broadway) and Emily's young daughters making their big screen debut.
BRANDED CONTENT DIRECTING SAMPLE:
This is a branded content campaign Emily recently directed and helped produce for Oracle in partnership with the Contend agency in Los Angeles. It was shot in October at the 2017 OpenWorld Conference.