Emma Moffat is a Writer/Director particularly interested in action and unusual stories from the past. Having studied History at Cambridge she has a keen interest in warfare, secret intelligence and women’s history.
In 2018, Emma’s script for A BATTLE IN WATERLOO won the Bumble Female Film Force competition. The finished film, starring Jessie Buckley, had its world premiere at Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in August and played at BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival this September. Emma was nominated for the XX Award for Best Female Character at Underwire 2019.
Currently Emma is developing an historical TV series with Shiny Button Productions and is writing her debut feature film, a spy thriller set in the Cold War.
Having started out as a Set PA on INCEPTION and worked in VFX on films such as SKYFALL, SPECTRE, and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, Emma was chosen in 2016 for Wieden + Kennedy’s creative incubator scheme and was shortlisted for the worldwide Jameson First Shot competition in 2017. In 2018 she assisted Christopher McQuarrie on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT.
During the Battle of Waterloo, a soldier’s wife (Jessie Buckley) searches for her missing husband in the nearby forest and resorts to desperate measures to survive.
FESTIVALS TO DATE:
HollyShorts Film Festival 2019
Underwire Film Festival 2019
Nottingham International Film Festival 2019
Norfolk Film Festival 2019
Two Short Nights Film Festival 2019
Shorts on Tap Film Festival 2019
Starring: JESSIE BUCKLEY, ALISTAIR PETRIE, SAMANTHA SPIRO, SOPHIA BROWN, PHILIPPE SPALL, SOPE DIRISU
Writer & Director: EMMA MOFFAT
Producers: TILLY COULSON, ANNA HARGREAVES
Executive Producers: JOHANNA WHITEHEAD, AMY DOWD, ELISABETH HOPPER
Director of Photography CATHERINE GOLDSCHMIDT; Editor PANI SCOTT; Composer ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE; Casting Director LAUREN EVANS; Sound Designer FRED PEARSON; Costume Designer HARRIET WATERHOUSE; Production Designer SOFIA STOCCO; Hair and Makeup Designer VICTORIA POLAND; Colourist LUCIE BARBIER at COMPANY 3
Funded by BUMBLE with support from WDW ENTERTAINMENT
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Emma’s script, ‘A Battle in Waterloo’ was chosen as one of five winning projects out of over 1000 entries. The film was completed in January 2019 and is currently on it’s festival circuit.
The Bumble Female Film Force was set up to ensure more female filmmakers have the platform to progress their careers.
Behind the scenes video of all five winning films: