Emily Branham is a filmmaker who specializes in unexpected, intimate, and deeply human films about artists. Her first feature documentary, BEING BEBE, premiered at Tribeca Festival, was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, won Jury & Audience Awards on its festival tour across 5 continents, and was picked up by Fuse Media in the US as well as OUTtv, FrootTV, SVT and DR in territories worldwide.
The short documentary she made in 5 days, "Legend: a film about Greg Garing," won the Jury Prize for Best Film of the International Doc Challenge at Hot Docs in Toronto, then screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA, Nashville, Big Sky, Rooftop Films, and on the Documentary Channel.
She directs docu-style short-form content for clients including JP Morgan, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Council, Martha Stewart Weddings, and AT&T, and has years of experience working with incredible creatives in high-pressure environments as a post-production and visual effects producer for clients including Mercedes, David Yurman, Adidas, Geico, Samsung, Apple, Google, Nike, Lexus, AT&T, Citibank, Subway, Budweiser, Verizon, Fiat, A&E, PBS, Nova, Paramount Pictures, The Roots, and Kanye West.
Originally from Minneapolis, Emily was a child actor who earned her SAG-AFTRA card at 5 years old, and grew up doing plays at the Guthrie Theater and Children's Theater Company. She studied Radio/TV/Film on the directing track at Northwestern University and lives in New York City.