From the director: I wrote and directed my short film "Head Space" which explores the topic of single mothers balancing their children and social lives as well as violence against women. The film engages with the myth of a "gray area" surrounding rape, a recurrent topic in today's society. There are absolutely no actions, words or fashion garments that invite or justify sexual or physical assault. As a female filmmaker and aspiring cinematographer I believe I offer a unique perspective and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to enter my film in your festival. **TRIGGER WARNING: Brief Fight/Assault Scene depicted towards end of film.**
As a young girl, Emma constantly asked her mother “Can we make a film today?” The usual overwhelmed response was “Go make a storyboard first.” Since then Emma’s dedication to the details of every frame have paid off and her short films have premiered at venues such as NYC’s MOMA, Lincoln Center and The TriBeCa Film Festival where she won the “Best Experimental Film” Award for her split screen dance film "Le Vol de Solange." Her stop motion/green screen film "Super Josh" received the Gold Key for digital film through Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and was featured in the Dance Films Association Film Competition. Always seeking other creative artists, Emma has collaborated with NYC fashion designer Jussara Lee as well as grammy-nominated composer Stephen Gaboury. Her experiences as a dancer (NYC-based company Ballets with a Twist) and funk trumpet player allow elements of rhythm, sound, and tempo to infuse her work. Born and raised in NYC, Emma currently lives in Los Angeles where she studies Film and Television Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.