Writer/Director and BAFTA CREW 2019/2020 member, Emma Swinton specialises in the magical and historical.
Emma graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA Hons in Film & TV Production in 2007 and has since gone on to make short films that have screened at leading global film festivals, including Palm Springs, Calgary International Film Festival, Underwire, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, and London Short Film Festival.
Emma has directed leading talent including BAFTA award winner, John Rhys-Davies, Vikash Bhai (Limbo, McMafia) and Victoria Moseley (Peterloo, Coronation Street). Emma is also a guest teacher at the Fontainebleau School of Drama.
Emma is currently on the festival run with her short, Unearthed. Unearthed was made after Emma’s winning pitch was selected for the highly competitive Alexa Challenge competition, run by Arri and Directors UK. The film had its premiere at Underwire Festival, after being nominated for Best Screenwriting.
Emma is now in development on her first feature. She is also writing two TV series treatments, including a period drama about a true witch story, and a YA fantasy/sci-fi series.