About

First Name

Emily

Last Name

Bennett

Username

emilyrbennett

Intro

I'm a screenwriter and narrative director, with a keen focus in the horror/psychological thriller space, as well as a branded digital content and commercial producer. I'm also a SAG actress, primarily hoping to expand my work in more female and non-binary led productions.

Role(s)

Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Manager, Writer

Identity

Woman

Pronouns

She/Her

Location

US: New York

Affiliations

Non-Union Filmmaker, AEA-Actor's Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA

Available For

Producing narrative, doc and branded content. Directing narrative work, with a focus in the horror/psych thriller/sci-fi space. Writing for narrative genre TV/film work in the horror/psych thriller/sci-fi space.

Bio

Bennett is an Academy recognized screenwriter and award winning director whose most recent short film LVRS screened such festivals as Sitges, The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and won her best director at The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Bennett’s feature screenplay ACHE recently placed quarter finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship (2020).

Bennett’s horror screenplay SHE CAME BACK was recently acquired by Witchcraft Motion Picture Company and will be directed by Bennett herself with producers Rod Blackhurst (HERE ALONE, AMANDA KNOX) and Noah Lang (THE CLIMB, THE STRANGE ONES).

During the 2020 pandemic, Bennett co-directed her debut feature film ALONE WITH YOU with filmmaking partner Justin Brooks (Vice, A&E) alongside Andrew Corkin’s and Hollywood actor Theo James’ Untapped Productions (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, THE BEACH HOUSE). The film stars horror veteran Barbara Crampton, Emma Myles (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Dora Madison (BLISS, VFW), and Bennett herself.

Bennett also produced the 2021 Clio Awards, an entirely virtual festival celebrating the ad industry’s most innovative and groundbreaking voices. Partnering with Verizon and Burger King, Bennett oversaw the entire awards show from start to finish, working with companies such as ArtClass, Butter Works, Greencard, Ghost+Cow and Hungryman to deliver an innovative show that celebrated diversity, equality and progress in the commercial space. Bennett also ran a remote soundstage shoot with celebrity host Andrea Savage and served as the production’s key producer.

As a producer, Bennett’s commercial and digital content collaborators also include Amazon Fire, Microsoft, CBSi, The Player’s Tribune and Adorama.

Bennett is repped as a writer by manager Adréana Robbins (Bohemia Group) and entertainment lawyer Marc Von Arx (Nelson Davis).

She is currently seeking representation as a narrative and commercial director.

Awards

Horrible Imaginings Best Director 2019

Reel

https://vimeo.com/401710618https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaPrK_HJm7s&t=1s

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Languages

English

Available to travel?

Yes

Email

emilyreneebennett@gmail.com

Phone

6468237764

Website

http://www.emilyreneebennett.com