Photo by Michael Egon Schiele

Photo by Michael Egon Schiele


“…An original voice in a sea of mundane posers,” (Amy Davis, Mod Fuck Explosion [1994], PIG DEATH MACHINE [2013]).

Emily Esperanza is a filmmaker and artist whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. An advocate of rebellious voices in cinema, Emily is the founder and a co-curator of WRETCHED NOBLES, a Chicago-based immersive monthly film/video screening shorts program.

Co-produced by Full Spectrum Features, Emily’s new film, Make Out Party, premiered earlier this year at an event co-presented by FSF and Chicago Underground Film Festival. To keep up with upcoming Make Out Party screenings click here.

Emily is currently developing a new project and continuing to work on Wretched Woman, a collection of short films and videos that utilize duration and soundscape to explore female sexuality/sensuality, archetype, and gendered spaces through a series of non-verbal video tableaus. Emily Esperanza’s Wretched Woman will screen at Chicago Filmmakers Saturday, June 30th. Tickets available here.

Emily currently lives in California.