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Having grown up in Hong Kong in a mixed race family (Chinese/Irish!) now living in the UK, Emma is very passionate about getting different voices and faces on and behind the screen and writers across many genres. She set up a female filmmaking initiative – Female First Films – with two very talented women with the aim of making films supporting female voices and stories.

Television credits include: MONSTERS,  a dark, horror serial developed by Channel 4 to pilot, OUT OF CHINATOWN – a children’s fantasy series developed by BBC to pilot; GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, a feelgood drama about a Chinese family running a village pub, currently in development; THE GREEN LINE, a crime drama series for Czech TV with a Czech production company about the Vietnamese crime networks in Prague. She was also part of the writers room for THE TRUTH, a crime drama series commissioned by Sky, created by Barbara Machin.

Emma is currently writing NIGHTMARES, a one off ep for a series for Channel 5 for producer Jane Steventon and is part of the writers room for THE RECOGNISERS,  a series in development with Hera Pictures.

 

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2016
Production (role):
UNTITLED
Company:
Dramady Productions
Project details:
Series in development
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE TRUTH
Company:
Writers Room / Mainstreet Pics
Project details:
Barbara Machin project in development
Date: 2015
Production (role):
GEORGE & THE DRAGON
Project details:
Drama in development
Date: 2014
Production (role):
DANI’S CASTLE
Company:
Zodiak Media / BBC (1 Ep.)
Date: 2013
Production (role):
HOLLYOAKS: LATER
Company:
Lime Pics / Channel 4 (1 Ep.)
Production (role):
THE PARANORMAL (Creator / Writer)
Company:
Machine Productions / Channel 4
Project details:
Working title

Original supernatural drama series In development
Production (role):
SUPERSTARZ (Lead Writer)
Company:
Zodiak Media / CBBC / France 2
Project details:
New children’s musical series in development
Production (role):
DANI’S HOUSE
Company:
Zodiak Media / BBC 1 / CBBC (Series 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
Project details:
Children’s sitcom

Tx: September 2008 (Series 1), 2009 / 2010 / 2011 (Series 2, 3 & 4), 2012 (Series 5)


Production (role):
TATI’S HOTEL
Company:
Machine Productions / CITV / ITV 1 (Series 1)
Project details:
Children’s series

Tx: June 2011
Date: 2007
Production (role):
OUT OF CHINATOWN (Lead Writer / Co-Creator)
Company:
Zodiak Media
Project details:
New children’s live-action / CGI series
Production (role):
CHOP SOCKY CHOOKS
Company:
Aardman Animations / Cartoon Network
Project details:
Animated series about a crack team of karate-fighting chickens

Tx: Spring 2008

Nominated for Best Animation Series at Children’s Bafta Awards 2009

Production (role):
HOLLYOAKS
Company:
Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Project details:
Flagship teen drama series

Tx: Various Episodes from 2005-2006
Production (role):
DOCTORS
Company:
BBC Series / BBC 1
Project details:
Medical drama series

Tx: Various Episodes between 2005 - 2008
OTHER PRODUCTIONS
Date: 2003
Production (role):
IS HARRY ON THE BOAT? (Storyliner)
Company:
Rapido / Sky One (Series 2)
Date: 2002-03
Production (role):
THE GHOSTS OF ALBION – LEGACY (Creator / Writer)
Company:
BBCi
Project details:
Interactive narrative that accompanied the animated online drama written by Buffy’s Amber Benson
Production (role):
HISTORY FIX (Producer / Director)
Company:
Screenhouse Productions / BBC 4
Project details:
Historical investigative series

Tx: 1999
Production (role):
THE TRAVEL SHOW (Director)
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
Factual entertainment program

Tx: 1998
Production (role):
PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS (Producer / Director)
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
Investigative series

Tx: 1997-98
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
A SWEET AND SOUR LIFE
Company:
Aria Films / The Snowglobe Factory
Project details:
Drama-comedy

Received Development Funding from South Australian Film Council (2014 / 15)

Selected for Arista’s SCRIBES 2 development programm
Production (role):
BIG STEPS
Project details:
Drama-comedy

Selected for European Pitch Point at Feature Film The Berlin Film Festival 2004
SHORT FILM
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE (Writer / Producer / Director)
Project details:
Comedy
Production (role):
BEHIND THE SCENES (Producer / Director)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Drama

Broadcast: 1996
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION & TRAINING:

MA in Screenwriting, London College of Printing (now London Institute), 2000 - 02

BSc. Honours Degree in Chemistry, University of Bristol, 1991 - 94

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): UNTITLED
    Company: Dramady Productions
    Project details: Series in development
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE TRUTH
    Company: Writers Room / Mainstreet Pics
    Project details: Barbara Machin project in development
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): GEORGE & THE DRAGON
    Company:
    Project details: Drama in development
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): DANI’S CASTLE
    Company: Zodiak Media / BBC (1 Ep.)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): HOLLYOAKS: LATER
    Company: Lime Pics / Channel 4 (1 Ep.)
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE PARANORMAL (Creator / Writer)
    Company: Machine Productions / Channel 4
    Project details: Working title

    Original supernatural drama series In development
  • Date:
    Production (role): SUPERSTARZ (Lead Writer)
    Company: Zodiak Media / CBBC / France 2
    Project details: New children’s musical series in development
  • Date:
    Production (role): DANI’S HOUSE
    Company: Zodiak Media / BBC 1 / CBBC (Series 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
    Project details: Children’s sitcom

    Tx: September 2008 (Series 1), 2009 / 2010 / 2011 (Series 2, 3 & 4), 2012 (Series 5)


  • Date:
    Production (role): TATI’S HOTEL
    Company: Machine Productions / CITV / ITV 1 (Series 1)
    Project details: Children’s series

    Tx: June 2011
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): OUT OF CHINATOWN (Lead Writer / Co-Creator)
    Company: Zodiak Media
    Project details: New children’s live-action / CGI series
  • Date:
    Production (role): CHOP SOCKY CHOOKS
    Company: Aardman Animations / Cartoon Network
    Project details: Animated series about a crack team of karate-fighting chickens

    Tx: Spring 2008

    Nominated for Best Animation Series at Children’s Bafta Awards 2009

  • Date:
    Production (role): HOLLYOAKS
    Company: Lime Pictures / Channel 4
    Project details: Flagship teen drama series

    Tx: Various Episodes from 2005-2006
  • Date:
    Production (role): DOCTORS
    Company: BBC Series / BBC 1
    Project details: Medical drama series

    Tx: Various Episodes between 2005 - 2008
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): IS HARRY ON THE BOAT? (Storyliner)
    Company: Rapido / Sky One (Series 2)
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002-03
    Production (role): THE GHOSTS OF ALBION – LEGACY (Creator / Writer)
    Company: BBCi
    Project details: Interactive narrative that accompanied the animated online drama written by Buffy’s Amber Benson
  • Date:
    Production (role): HISTORY FIX (Producer / Director)
    Company: Screenhouse Productions / BBC 4
    Project details: Historical investigative series

    Tx: 1999
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE TRAVEL SHOW (Director)
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: Factual entertainment program

    Tx: 1998
  • Date:
    Production (role): PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS (Producer / Director)
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: Investigative series

    Tx: 1997-98
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): A SWEET AND SOUR LIFE
    Company: Aria Films / The Snowglobe Factory
    Project details: Drama-comedy

    Received Development Funding from South Australian Film Council (2014 / 15)

    Selected for Arista’s SCRIBES 2 development programm
  • Production (role): BIG STEPS
    Company:
    Project details: Drama-comedy

    Selected for European Pitch Point at Feature Film The Berlin Film Festival 2004
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE (Writer / Producer / Director)
    Company:
    Project details: Comedy
  • Date:
    Production (role): BEHIND THE SCENES (Producer / Director)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Drama

    Broadcast: 1996
  • EDUCATION & TRAINING:

    MA in Screenwriting, London College of Printing (now London Institute), 2000 - 02

    BSc. Honours Degree in Chemistry, University of Bristol, 1991 - 94
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