NO STRINGS ATTACHED TEAM
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR
PRODUCER/ SCRIPT EDITOR
Founder/ Director: Emma Watts is an award-winning producer/ director with over 10 years experience working in factual television. Most recently she directed a 40-minute short documentary about young doctors with drug-resistant tuberculosis that premiered in Johannesburg in January 2019 that will be broadcast in sub-Saharan Africa in March.
She has created long and short-form content for CNN.com, The New York Times, Discovery Science, Discovery ID, The World Science Festival and every Australian network and broadcaster.
Emma developed, directed and was the executive producer of the documentary series "No Strings Attached" for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). This original series won a stash of 'best documentary' and 'most original series' awards at digital festivals worldwide and has secured international distribution through NBCU.
Before moving to NYC, Emma developed a documentary on race and ethnicity for SBS (Australia's multicultural public broadcaster). She also worked for 5 years creating segments and documentary content for the national weekly arts program “Art Nation” at ABC TV. In this role, she directed two documentaries (“The Wonderful World of Professor Cardoso” and “Symphonia Eluvium”) that aired on ABC1.
Emma has secured several rounds of television funding through Screen Australia and Film Victoria. She also won the Short and Sharp Pitching Competition (sponsored by Screen Australia) for a concept for the comedy/drama web-series "Triple D". She has a current unrestricted 01 working visa for the USA and can work in Australia and the UK, where she holds dual citizenship.
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