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Emma Sullivan

Emma Sullivan

Emma is a director of film and television, working across all genres and with experience of directing complicated action and VFX sequences. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, she was awarded a scholarship from the David Lean Foundation for an MA in Fiction Direction. She also has a BA Hons in Fine Art from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and an MA in Communication, Art & Design from the Royal College of Art.  

Emma’s directing credits include Call the Midwife (Neal Street Productions/BBC), Doctor Who (Bad Wolf/BBC), 4 O’Clock Club (CBBC), Holby City (BBC), Silent Witness (A&E/BBC) and The Watch (BBC Studios/AMC). Most recently, she helmed the forthcoming Netflix series One Piece (Tomorrow Studios), based on the incredibly popular Japanese manga and anime. 

Emma has also written and directed many shorts, including After Tomorrow, which was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and won many awards worldwide, including Best Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009. That same year, she was named as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow. She was mentored by director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) on the prestigious Guiding Lights scheme. Emma was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize, run in association with the BFI Film Fund.  

As a writer, Emma is developing a feature film script and a new thriller set in the UK. 

UK Agent: Nish Panchal and Sam Greenwood, Curtis Brown 

US Agent: Mike Fera and Ariel Meislin, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment