Emma Miranda Moore’s work explores the idea of human connection. She works in drama and is fascinated by using genre conventions to access stories. She loves to use elements of humour to underpin her dramatic narratives. Having created a well received clutch of short films she is now developing her first feature and is focussed on long form work in TV and film.
Emma is also an in demand commercials director and her reel includes spots for Speech & Language UK, Dove, Ecover, Lovehoney, Barclays and many more. Her work is recognised for its nuanced performances and trademark heartbreak/humour combo.
Recent projects include short film ‘RUN’ which stars EastEnder’s Maddy Hill and is produced by Dominic Minghella’s Island Pictures. It premiered at London Short Film Festival and played widely including Raindance, Underwire and MANIFF. It was nominated for Best International Short at Oscar qualifier Flickerfest (Australia) and Schlingel Filmfestival (Germany). ‘RUN’ is available to view in full on Director's Notes.
YA short 'JACKSON' screened at Underwire, Hollyshorts, IndieCork and festivals around the globe. It was nominated for Best Short Film at BUFF Malmö, Sweden and Best Actress at Underwire.
Previously, she wrote and directed coming of age micro short ‘LIT’, which won both the Raindance Film Festival ‘One Minute Heartache’ competition and Main Prize at Depict at Encounters Film Festival where it was selected by a jury including Sorcha Bacon and Rachel Morrison ASC.
Emma’s rom com ‘100%’ was one of five projects selected by Hearst from hundreds of scripts to form ‘The Stay’, a series of shorts sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton. Shot in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, '100%' won Best International Director at Houston Comedy Film Festival and Best Rom Com at Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival before screening worldwide at festivals and in The Ritz-Carlton hotels.
Emma began her career as a fashion photographer shooting globally which taught her lots about use of light, composition of image and how to avoid drama on set. She is a member of BAFTA Connect, Cinesisters and Director's UK and is happy to be part of the Director’s UK Inspire Mentorship Scheme 2023/4 (mentor Laura Scrivano).
"a true affinity for depicting realistic human relationships and nuances" (Berlin Art Link)
"Simple, brilliantly directed and economical … a promising director that shows great potential.” (Sorcha Bacon)
"realist yet cinematic textures" (Director's Notes)
"Compelling and unexpected, "Run" is a portrait of abuse in the home and ... a tribute to the necessity and power of human connection." (Omeleto)
"The emotional beats in the story...leave the audience with an ending message of hope." (Shots)
"(A) clever take on the genre... turning a story that could have just been about romance into one that focused first and foremost on female friendship.” (Harper’s Bazaar)