filmmaker. actor. writer.

Emma Thatcher is a Chicago-based filmmaker, actor, and photographer. After studying acting at NYU, she began producing, writing, directing, and editing short films. Her work focuses on intimate, humanistic stories through a unique lo-fi and micro-budget lens. She often utilizes improvisation on set so that the actors can bring their own voice to their characters. She's very grateful for her vibrant and inventive Chicago film community– which she'll be working with to shoot  her first feature this Summer

for inquiries & collaborations, you can reach me at

check out one of my short films, "Soomin", which won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival 
e-mail me for inquiries about my 35mm portrait sessions! 

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