EMILY THOMAS

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
 

DIRECTOR. CINEMATOGRAPHER. PRODUCER. 

Hello!

 

I'm a journalist turned filmmaker with an insatiable appetite for a good story. From story development to cinematography, I love every element of creating meaningful, and moving visual stories that have the power to connect strangers, communities and countries around the globe. I believe telling stories from untold perspectives has the power to bring truth to power, expand empathy and inspire us individually. From dismal medical treatment in Palestine to the experiences of Gen Z with climate change, I'm drawn to people-first stories that can illuminate greater systemic issues.

 

My films have been selected and screened at national film festivals such as Big Sky Film Festival, Hot Springs, and the Detroit Free Press Film Festival. I also create docu-style videos for brands with missions I can excitedly get behind and have led both large scale and bespoke commercial projects. I am a former breaking news reporter and a graduate of the documentary film program at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. My work has appeared in VICE, Motherboard, The Huffington Post, and POV, among several other outlets.

Education
B.A. New York University, Journalism and Sociocultural Analysis
M.A. University of Berkeley School of Journalism, Documentary Film
 

DOCUMENTARY AND COMMERCIAL FILMMAKING

 

I bring stories to life with a personalized, human touch. I specialize in cinematography, creative direction, and docustyle storytelling for both documentary and commercial projects.

Select clients and experience include:

 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

 EM.THOMAS413 [AT] GMAIL.COM

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