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 filmmaker, artist, and curator whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. Her recent video works, grouped under the title, WRETCHED WOMAN, investigate stillness, duration, atmosphere, and archetype, specifically relating to representations of femininity. In 2016 Emily toured WRETCHED WOMAN across the country, showing in Brooklyn, Seattle, Chicago, and Oakland.

Emily was selected as one of Chicago's New City 2016 'Film 50' directors, and was featured in a followup article in Filmmaker Magazine. Her new project, 'Make Out Party', co-produced by Full Spectrum Features, is currently in post-production. She is the founder and curator of WRETCHED NOBLES, an immersive monthly film/video series & shorts program. Emily currently lives in Los Angeles.