Emily Dash

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A close-up photograph of a smiling woman. She looks directly into the camera and has long hair pulled back in a ponytail. Behind her is a headrest. She has white skin and blue eyes. She wears a dark shirt and a necklace.Emily Dash is an emerging writer, actor, producer and speaker. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) (Gender Studies) in 2013, achieving First Class Honours in Sociology.

Emily began her artistic practice in 2014. In 2015/16 she engaged in a professional writing mentorship to develop Red Door Arts’ “CONNECT Project”, a multidisciplinary street performance exploring inclusion co-written and co-curated with Alyson Evans. Emily also starred in this performance.

In 2017, Emily appeared as Dr Emma Brookner in a staged reading of “The Normal Heart”. Emily joined integrative theatre company Can You See Me? Theatre in 2015, and has written and performed in their productions “The Waiting Room” (2015) and “Water Angel” (2016) at the Sydney Opera House Studio.  She was also assistant producer for “Water Angel”.  Now called Midnight Feast, the company presented “Chrysalis” (2017) and “Fireside” (2018) in the Studio. She was proud to be a 2018/19 Resident Artist at PACT, developing her own show “Freefall” (2019).

.Her debut short film “I Am Not A Work of Art” was part of Metro Screen’s 2015 Screenability program. An early development of this piece was exhibited at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival. Her second film was Can You See Me Theatre’s “The Cards I’m Dealt” (2015), shortlisted for Tropfest Short Film Festival 2016.  Emily wrote and starred in both these works.  She also wrote a film entitled “Reimagining the Village” for Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre and Maitree House. Another film credit is Johanna Garvin’s short film “The Milky Pop Kid” (Highly Commended for Writing – Sydney Film Festival 2017), which she 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 premiered at Sydney Film Festival 2020 and screened in Flickerfest 2021, CinefestOZ and the Travelling Film Festival 2020.  She starred alongside Robyn Nevin, John Batchelor, Susan Prior, Genevieve Clay-Smith and Chris Haywood.  It is currently being developed for TV and has had both national and International success.

She is Scriptwriter and Project Manager for Maitree House. She also participated in AFTRS State Talent Camp 2019 with “Pearly Gates”, was selected for 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”.

Emily wrote the episode “Oliver” for the second season of documentary mini-series Perspective Shift.

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