Emma Josephson

Director, Editor, Screenwriter

Emma Josephson is a queer screenwriter, director, and commercial editor. Her writing/directing work explores themes of searching for meaning and direction in our otherwise chaotic world. Her thoughtful and expressive stories are often illustrated through a surrealist lens. Emma’s films are a reflection of her upbringing and relationships, she seeks to share stories that anyone can find comfort & connection in. Emma also has experience working on independent narrative productions, branded content, and music videos.

As a freelance editor, she collaborates with JOINT, Sockeye, Lucky Day, Wieden+Kennedy, and Blue Chalk, for global brands such as adidas, Nike, Target, Google, and Duolingo, as well as TV series for Food Network, Magnolia Network, and the Emmy Award-winning series for the Portland Trail Blazers, The Trail. As a screenwriter, her work was nominated for a Student Emmy, and her films have received support through Film Pipeline, OMPA, Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), and Koerner Camera.

Emma's films have been official selections at festivals including the Academy Award-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, Beyond Fest, Dances With Films and her Dark Psychological Drama, BURY YOUR FISH has been featured on Short of the Week. Currently, she is developing a surrealist short thriller, DON'T BE WEIRD, and two thriller features, AND FOR WHAT! and THERE IS NO GOOD PLACE, which she will direct. In the fall of 2023, she directed an experimental short on 35mm film, I FELT LIKE MAGIC, which is now in post-production. In 2024, her LGBTQ short, SEW INTO YOU, as well as her 48-hour award-winning short, DEAD BUDDIES, will be heading to the festival circuit.