In 2019 Emma Branderhorst graduated as a director from the University of the Arts Utrecht. She has worked multiple times as an assistant director for larger Dutch film productions and has been working as a casting director for several years. Emma is enthusiastic, full of passion and fights for the stories that are close to her heart. Being a progressive feminist, she is fascinated by themes of youth and nurture from a feminine perspective. Her short film 'Onderhuids' (‘Under the Skin’) had its international premiere during Berlinale Generation 2020 and won a Wildcard at the Netherlands Film Festival. Emma is currently developing several films and is directing commercials as well.