Emily was born in Philadelphia PA and moved to Austin when she was 8 months old. Ever since she was 7 or so she has enjoyed seeing movies multiple times in the theaters and earned the nickname in second grade of "The movie girl". Not too long after turning 9 she saw THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and was inspired to make her own movie. She made 8 short films and a "making of" movie for a local indie feature titled ORGANIC. In fourth grade Emily decided she wanted to make a feature film but couldn't decide on what it should be about. She began writing several screenplays and when she turned 11 she went to BUTT-NUMB-A-THON 5 and saw her very first zombie movie UNDEAD (Released July 1st 2005). She then became inspired to make her first feature a zombie movie and finished the screenplay by the end of May 2004. Not only did she write the screenplay and direct the film, she did the camera work, co-produced, and is currently editing the movie. Even though she took up many jobs on this film, she really enjoys directing the best. Now she hopes to continue making feature films and much enjoyed working with her very talented cast of PATHOGEN.