Emilie McDonald

New York, NY, USA


I'm an NYC-based film director, writer, and producer who graduated from Vassar with a BA in film and drama. My films include CHURROS (2019), QUEEN ANNE'S LACE (Cinequest), MUCK (Best Narrative Short, IndieMemphis; BAMcinemaFest), CROSSING THE RIVER (Best Ensemble Cast, NYC Downtown Short Film Festival; Best Short, NUHO Online Film Festival), OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, and MY ELENA. I'm currently developing several features including CHURROS, PUNCH CITY (IFP No Borders participant 2017), BUCKLE MY SOUL (semifinalist TAA, Creative Capital; participant Indie Film Clinic); and FLORESCENT MESA. Past jobs have included Director of Development at Milk & Honey Films and Creative Director at Filmmakers Alliance. I've served on festival juries and spoken on panels about crowdfunding, social issue films and more. I'm a NYC chapter member of Film Fatales Narrative.