Emily Dash

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Emily is a freelance writer, actor and producer who works across theatre and screen.

Her debut short film “I Am Not A Work of Art” was part of Metro Screen’s 2015 Screenability program. Her second film was Can You See Me Theatre’s “The Cards I’m Dealt” (2015), shortlisted for Tropfest Short Film Festival 2016.bEmily wrote and starred in both these works.

2017 saw Johanna Garvin’s short film “The Milky Pop Kid” (Highly Commended for Writing – Sydney Film Festival 2017), which Emily co-wrote and starred in. She was the sole writer of her most recent film “Groundhog Night” directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith for Bus Stop Films, which is part of the Sydney Film Festival 2020.  She starred alongside Robyn Nevin, John Batchelor, Susan Prior, Genevieve Clay-Smith and Chris Haywood.

She is scriptwriter and project manager for Maitree House. She also participated in AFTRS State Talent Camp 2019 with “Pearly Gates”, was selected for the upcoming AFTRS National Talent Camp 2020, and Screen Australia SBS Digital Originals 2020 with “Freewheelers”.  She did a writing and research internship with Matchbox Pictures in 2017, from which she was credited as a consultant on ABC drama “The Heights”.

As a 2018/2019 PACT Resident Artist, she created her own play “Freefall” (2019). Selected theatre credits include “Chrysalis” (2017) for Midnight Feast Theatre, staged reading of “The Normal Heart” (2017) at Darlinghurst Theatre Company, and “CONNECT” (2016) for Red Door Arts and Ever After Theatre.

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