A lifelong New Yorker, Emily Carmichael graduated Stuyvesant High School in 2000 with medals in English and Physics and won Bertelsmann’s World of Expression Award for her short story “Losing It.”
At Harvard University, Emily earned her B.A. with honors in Painting and Literature and continued to distinguish herself as an artist, playwright, and theater director. After her graduation in 2004, Emily moved back to New York City where she entered the MFA film program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has written and directed narrative, animated and documentary short films which have been shown at the Anthology Film Archives, Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center, Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Cinevegas and Rooftop Films, beaches, bars and small Italian villages.
In 2008, she founded Kid Can Drive, an independent company committed to the production of creative content across media platforms. Her film The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting premiered at Sundance in 2011 and recently received a Wasserman/King Award.
Watch an interview with Emily:
- Read an interview with Emily at shortoftheweek.com