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Agent: Edward Hughes

Emma Lindley is an award-winning director and producer. Her drama credits as a director include the multi-award winning ITV comedy series ‘My Parents are Aliens’, teen drama series ’24Seven’ (ITV) and children’s series ‘Brum’ (BBC). Her documentary credits as producer/director include the BBC series ‘My Life’ and ‘Who are We?’ and an award nominated one hour special on iconic fashion, ‘Anatomy of a Closet’ (Ovation TV).

Emma is also an experienced director of corporate films, especially on educational issues for companies like Straker Films and Pukka Films and has taught direction, screenwriting and acting at Bristol University, Bournemouth University and the University of West London. She is currently a lead tutor and course designer at the Met Film School in London.

Emma was in 2018 selected for the BBC Drama Directors Scheme, under which she will direct an episode of ‘Holby City’.

Website: www.emmalindley.net

 

Feature Films In Development:

ANCHOR BABY

Writer/director
A female lawyer finds a young Hispanic girl lost in the Arizona desert and struggles to unite her with her mother, taking her up against a corrupt local politician.
Shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters

SAVE ME

Writer/director
A woman saves a man from drowning and hides him on her houseboat, but her love for him puts both their lives in danger

Short Films:

THIN AIR

1 x 10’ Drama – 2018
Writer/Director/Producer
Stephen (8), home alone, is visited by a mysterious woman. Is he in danger?

RED RIVER

1x 12’ Drama – 2015
Writer/Director/Producer
A teenaged girl runs away from a forced marriage.
Directors UK Challenge ALEXA Winner
London Short Film Festival
Best Film Award, Non-Multiplex Cinema
Best Film Award, UK Tweet Fest

Television:

IN SEARCH OF FOOD – Noise/Ovation TV (US)

Producer/Director – 3 x 30’ series – 2012
Factual series about a chef who only uses locally sourced food.
Nominated for CableFAX Award Best Food Series

MY LIFE: BIG BROTHER – Glasshead/BBC

Producer/Director – 2011
1 x 30’ Factual series narrated by Warwick Davis

WHO ARE WE? – Glasshead/BBC

Producer/Director – 2010
3 x 30’ Factual series about living life as a Victorian

ANATOMY OF A CLOSET – Noise/Ovation (US)

Producer/Director – 2009
1 x 45’ Factual series celebrating iconic fashion items featuring U2, Mary Quant and Mena Suvari.
Nominated for CableFAX Awards Best Documentary

24 SEVEN – Granada Media/ITV

Director – 2001
5 x 25’ Teen Drama series set in a Yorkshire boarding school.
Nominated for Prix Jeunesse

BRUM – Ragdoll/BBC

Director – 2000
4 x 10’ Children’s comedy series about a magic car

MY PARENTS ARE ALIENS – Granada Media/ITV

Director – 1999
2 x 30’ award-winning comedy series
Nominated for Royal Television Society Best Children’s Drama

BALLOONS – Compulsive Viewing/Channel 4

Director – 1998
1 x 10’ Drama series set in a nursing home.
Channel 4 Lloyds Bank Film Challenge Award

A SOUTHERN BELLE’S GUIDE TO NEW YORK – SE Films

Director – 1996
1 x Factual about the adventures of a single girl in New York – the real ‘Sex and the City’
Premiere Magazine Audience Choice Award

SECRET SOCIETY – NSTF/ITV

Director – 1995
1 x 20 Drama series about a wife, bullied by her husband, who takes up sumo wrestling.
Nominated Channel 4 Young Filmmaker of the Year Award

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

MA Film Production (Direction)

Polish National Film School
Northern School of Film and Television

BA Hons (2:1) Theatre Studies and Dramatic Arts

University of Warwick

NFTS: short course – Directing Multi-Camera.
NFTS: short course – Producing a Feature

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Directors UK; Women in Film and Television; Royal Television Society