ABOUT EMMA

Live TV.

Unscripted.

No delay.  No commercial breaks.

No way out.

Some people’s greatest fear is Emma’s daily life on set.  In this exposing and unforgiving format, Emma has – with close to 2,000 hours of live TV under her belt – honed her craft: creating entertaining, engaging and compelling stories.

From a Celtic background, Emma now calls Australia home.  And as a highly regarded actor, presenter and voice artist, Emma’s credits span film, theatre and television – both nationally and internationally.

Emma understands the power of words to make or break a moment.  With her training in Psychology & Drama – plus her teaching background – she’s equally adept in scripted and improvised realms of story-telling, bringing her articulate warmth, intelligence and sensitivity to the heart of any matter.

ACTOR

Emma’s acting credits include Winter, The Seagull, All SaintsCatharsis, Richard IIIThe Golden Age, Upskirt, Othello, Sex, Sin: The City, A Lie of The Mind, Viscaria and the award-winning short, The Filmmaker.

She is especially well-loved by children for her portrayal of Fairy Dream (the fairy of hope, sweet dreams and way too much glitter) in the production Fairy Crystal & Friends.  Emma is also fortunate to have worked with some of Australia’s finest directors, including Lynn Hegarty, Jean-Pierre Mignon, Darren Ashton, Gale Edwards, George Ogilvy, Ian Watson & Dean Carey.

PRESENTER

From intimate audiences to international arenas, Emma’s curiosity about people and places forms the centre of her story-telling.  This approach has brought her many opportunities: with global media corporations, international live broadcasts, roadshows, narration, voxpops, interviews, lifestyle editorials, professional development programs and e-learning.

She’s had the privilege of interviewing people from all walks of life – inventors, award-winning designers, CEOs, scientists, musicians, photographers, parents and health experts – and finds the common thread of humanity that unites us all.

Emma understands that good business needs good relationships, and good relationships need great communication.  Powerful story-telling can inspire, educate, compel, heal… and it’s at the heart of any connection with your audience.

Emma currently hosts TVSN, appearing live across Australia and New Zealand every week, where she specialises in health, lifestyle, design and photography. She has also written for a number of publications including The Sydney Morning Herald and Kids Health & Wellbeing Magazine.

VOICE ARTIST

As a voice artist, Emma brings stories to life for documentaries, radio advertisements, television promotions and online tracks.

Emma also writes, produces and presents The Red Shoes Podcast, sharing stories and conversations about whole-hearted living.

And although she plays piano pretty well… her beloved pineapple ukulele is still a work in progress.

Emma can tell your story.  Find out how

Biography

TRAINING

Advanced Diploma Performing Arts  •  Actors Centre Australia (ACA)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Drama)   •  Monash University

TV Presenting  •  ACA, Screenwise

Voice & Text  •  Jennifer West

FILM/TELEVISION

Winter
Elizabeth Ziegler  •  Dir: Ian Watson/Lynn Hegarty  •  Channel 7

TVSN
Presenter  •  Dir: Various  •  Direct Group

All Saints
Sandy Quinn  •  Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon  •  Channel 7

Macquarie – Own Your Career
Presenter   •  Dir: Darren Ashton  •  Macquarie Group

The Filmmaker
Fairy Nuff  •  Dir: Marcello Fabrizi  •  Marshmallow Productions

Uncover New Trax
Lucy  •  Dir: Sean Meehan  •  AJF Partnership

Globalgig
Presenter  •  Dir: Matt Farmer  •  Globalgig

Viscaria
Viscaria  •  Dir: Anna Yanatchkova  •  Metro Screen

Omni TV
Presenter  •  Dir: Emma Grant  •  Omni Sparkling

Winter ONEderland
Chloe  •  Dir: Cameron Lee  •  TV1

Relax Kids TV
Presenter  •  Dir: Emma Grant  •  Rainbow Room

Othello
Desdemona  •  Dir: Arthur Tanaka  •  Classroom Video

Upskirt
Sara  •  Dir: Antonella Franchini  •  Ether Multimedia

Too Close for Comfort
Victoria  •  Dir: Jessica Markham  •  RMITV (Jo Werner)

THEATRE

The Seagull
Nina  •  Dir: Andrew Lloyde  •  ACA

Trivia
Michaela  •  Dir: Adam Gelin  •  Bunker Productions

A Lie Of The Mind
Sally  •  Dir: Dean Carey  •  ACA

Richard III
Elizabeth  •  Dir: Sylvia Rands  •  ACA

Sex, Sin: The City
Hope/Sister Davina  •  Dir: Michael Coe  •  Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Golden Age
Betsheb  •  Dir: Andrew Lloyde  •  ACA

Fairy Crystal & Friends
Fairy Dream  •  Dir: Christina Mcleod  •  Fairy Crystal

Catharsis
Miranda  •  Dir: Regina Botros  •  Casting Couch Productions

My Family Tree
Kate  •  Dir: Dean Carey  •  Short & Sweet Festival

On A Good Day
The Lover  •  Dir: Emily O’Halloran  •  ACA

The Onion House
Ellen  •  Dir: Judith Conroe-Shipley  •  Sliced Bread Productions

Truck Stop Moon
Carly  •  Dir: Peter Carmody  •  Short & Sweet Festival

Say Something Happened
June  •  Dir: David Pickup  •  MTG

Lovelines
The Matchmaker  •  Dir: Matthew Emond  •  ANPC

The Man Most Likely To …
Shirley  •  Dir: David Pickup  •  MTG

SKILLS

Accents
US • English • Welsh • French • Irish • New Zealand

Sports
Tennis • Horse Riding • Yoga • Skiing • Swimming • Abseiling

Dance
Latin • Ballet • Jazz • Tap • Irish • Ballroom

Music
Piano • Soprano & Alto Recorder • Ukulele

Singing
Pop• Musical Theatre

Circus
Aerial & Static Trapeze • Stage Combat

Teaching
NIDA • ACA • Brent Street • Oz Tots • Relax Kids • Royal Children’s Hospital

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Showreels

Full showreel available on request.  Below is a selection of recent work.

MACQUARIE GROUP – OWN YOUR CAREER

I was excited to work with the Macquarie Group to create this piece about graduate careers. Filming took us from a rooftop farm in the middle of the Sydney CBD, to meeting charity fundraisers, psychologists and rocket scientists through to becoming the first crew ever to film from the trading room floor!

Director: Darren Ashton • Producer: Macquarie Group

THE CANCER COUNCIL ONLINE COMMUNITY

It’s a strange thing when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.  Twice.  And even more surreal when you are then diagnosed.  The Cancer Council Online Community provides a safe forum for people dealing with cancer to share their stories, read about others’ experiences and receive support.

Director: Louise Vansleve/Dominic Pelosi  •  Producer: Cancer Council

GLOBALGIG – THE DATA REVOLUTION

Overseas holidays: isn’t the best part coming home to a massive data roaming bill?  Globalgig launched the data revolution with a series of short, creative and engaging online tutorials highlighting tools to help avoid bill shock.

Director: Matt Farmer • Producer: Globalgig

Voice Reel

VOICE REEL

Emma brings stories to life for documentaries, radio advertisements, narrations, television promotions and online tracks.

THE RED SHOES PODCAST

Emma writes and presents The Red Shoes Podcast, sharing stories and conversations about whole-hearted living.