Emily Branham | Director/Producer

Emily Branham is a director, producer and editor in NYC who makes films about artists and creative thinkers. The short documentary she made in 5 days, “Legend: a film about Greg Garing,” won the jury prize for Best Film of the International Doc Challenge at Hot Docs in Toronto, then screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA, Nashville, Big Sky, Rooftop Films, and on the Documentary Channel. She directs doc-style films for clients including JP Morgan, Aritzia, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Council, Martha Stewart Weddings, and AT&T, as well as music videos for artists including Jonatha Brooke, Jeff Litman, the Muckrakers, and Eleni Mandell.

Originally from Minneapolis, Emily was a child actor who earned her SAG-AFTRA card at 5 years old, and found her happy place both on- and off-stage at the Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theater Company. When she discovered that filmmaking combined all of the many varied art forms she loved, she studied Radio/TV/Film (on the directing track) at Northwestern University and has been happily behind the camera & edit suite ever since.

She has years of experience working with incredible creatives in high-pressure environments as a post-production and visual effects producer for clients including Mercedes, Adidas, Geico, Samsung, Apple, Cigna, Google, Nike, Lexus, AT&T, Citibank, Subway, Budweiser, Verizon, Fiat, A&E, PBS, Nova, Paramount Pictures, The Roots, Gwen Stefani and Kanye West; for production companies including The Artery, Buck, Artjail, Roof Studio, The Mill, M ss ng P eces, Show of Force, Imaginary Forces and HSI Productions.

BEING BEBE is her first feature film.