Photo credit: Valeria Tannuzzi

“The thing I love most about production is being able to find creative solutions for obstacles that arise on any given day. It definitely keeps things exciting.”

While Emily was always the stereotypical kid with a movie camera growing up, her introduction into the film industry was serendipitous. After taking a film class as an undergrad student at Providence College, Emily was deeply inspired by the medium’s ability to communicate stories in a way that few others can.

Her senior documentary, A Silent Epidemic, addressed several overwhelming issues in infection prevention and healthcare—issues that claimed the life of her father just before beginning her studies at Providence College. Creating this film provided an outlet for her, as well as several others, to humanize their experiences and articulate their truths, ultimately being featured on the front page of USA Today.

Emily moved to Savannah, GA in 2013 to pursue a graduate degree in Film and Television at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). It was during this time that she discovered her passion for producing, creating award-winning short films including Raspberry Galaxies (2015), and Worth a Thousand Words (2017).

After earning her Masters in Fine Arts from SCAD, Emily began working in the industry on several Savannah-lensed productions, working her way up to Production Office Coordinator. She is also a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 161, having coordinated films such as Blood Money (2018), starring John Cusack, and Emperor (2020), which is currently in post-production.

Emily and Bryson with her dog Ralph

Emily’s short films have been finalists in film festivals such as the Savannah Film Festival, FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, Atlanta Shortsfest, and Ashland Independent Film Festival, among others.

Worth a Thousand Words (2017) / Producer
Winner: Southampton International Film Festival, 2017 Winner: New York State International Film Festival, 2017

Raspberry Galaxies (2015) / Producer
Winner: Red Dot Awards, 2016
Winner: Best Producer, SCADEMYs, 2015

A Silent Epidemic (2012) / Producer/Director
Winner: Providence College Film Festival, 2012

Emily on set

I always thought the most terrifying words I’d ever heard were, “John [Cusack] would like a helicopter to pick him up here in Savannah tonight once he wraps.” That was until about two years later when Bruce Dern’s late-night flight was cancelled and I heard our producer utter the words, “get him an RV to Savannah. He’s first up tomorrow and needs to sleep.” Needless to say, I can now have both a personal helicopter and RV ready in under an hour if necessary.


  • The Underground Railroad / Asst. Production Office Coordinator / 2019
  • Love Takes Flight / Production Office Coordinator / 2019
  • Love to the Rescue / Production Office Coordinator / 2019
  • Florida Girls / Asst. Production Office Coordinator / 2019
  • Emperor / Production Office Coordinator / 2018
  • Married at First Sight (Season 7) / Production Coordinator / 2018
  • Married at First Sight (Season 6) / Production Coordinator / 2017
  • Love at the Shore / Production Office Coordinator / 2017
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon / Production Secretary / 2017
  • Blood Money / Production Office Coordinator / 2016
  • Southern Charm: Savannah / Unit Production Manager / 2016
  • In Search of Liberty / Production Office Coordinator / 2016