Photo by Michael Zarowny

Photo by Michael Zarowny

ABOUT

“…An original voice in a sea of mundane posers,” (Amy Davis, Terminal USA [1993], PIG DEATH MACHINE [2013]).

Emily Esperanza is a director, artist, curator, and photographer currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Her recent video works, grouped under the title, WRETCHED WOMAN, investigate stillness, duration, atmosphere, and archetype, specifically relating to representations of femininity. Presented in a series of tableaus and two-channel videos, the works feature highly stylized sets and iconic locations, use of isolated and displaced sound, static and often very wide shots, and characters that exist simultaneously within and outside of time. In 2016 Emily toured WRETCHED WOMAN across the country, showing in Brooklyn, Seattle, Chicago, and Oakland.

Emily has worked on several projects around the world including Prague, CZ, Bali, ID, Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Santa Fe, NM, Chicago, IL, and Oaxaca, MX. She is currently in post with her new film, 'Make Out Party', and finishing her film, 'EL CULTO DE LA MUERTE (CULT OF THE DEAD)', shot in Oaxaca, MX and Chicago, IL. Emily is the founder and curator of WRETCHED NOBLES, an immersive monthly film/video series & shorts program. Emily is the founder/head of the production company, NOWHERE FILMS.