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Emma Watts

Director, Producer

Career Summary

Emma Watts is an award-winning producer/ director with over 15 years experience working in factual TV in both Melbourne and NYC. She is currently the Senior Producer on the new factual series, Hacking Humanity, for Al Roker Entertainment (working remotely from NYC). In addition to developing the series she is also directing two episodes of this premium 6X one-hour science series. Prior to that, Emma co-directed a 40-minute documentary about young doctors with drug-resistant tuberculosis that was broadcast in sub-Saharan Africa in March and will be broadcast in numerous other countries in 2020. Emma has worked as Head of Content and Head of Digital at Sierra Tango Productions, Lead Video producer at the World Science Festival, as well as Senior producer for Discovery ID. She has created long and short-form content for, 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 ABC2 and iView. The series received rave review in the press, the Sydney Morning Herald called it “Masterful”, Pedestrian TV said it was “damn funny viewing” and HER magazine described show as “Genius”. 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.


UnMasked: We All Breathe

No Strings Attached

A Crime To Remember

The Wonderful World of Professor Cardoso

Scientist Profiles

Secrets of The Underground

Professional Credits

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2020, IMPACT Docs Awards, USA, UnMasked: We All Breathe
  • 2017, Best Non-Fiction Series, Melbourne Web Festival, Australia, No Strings Attached
  • 2017, Best Documentary Series, Vancouver Web Festival, Canada, No Strings Attached
  • 2017, Best LGBTQ Series, Dublin Web Festival, Ireland, No Strings Attached
  • 2015, Best Non-Fiction Series, Web Fest Berlin, Germany, Tales From Tinder
  • 2015, Most original series, New York Web Festival, USA, Tales From Tinder
  • 2015, Best International Series, Roma Web Fest, Italy, Tales From Tinder
  • 2015, Most original series, Bilbao Web Fest, Spain, Tales From Tinder
  • 2014, Short Sharp Pitching Competition, Australia, Triple D

Professional Memberships

  • New York Women In Film And Television, 2016-2020
  • FilmShop NYC, 2016-2020

Education & Other Accreditation

  • 2002-2004, La Trobe University, Australia, Bachelor of Media (journalism/Video production)
  • 2005, La Trobe University, Australia, Honours

Special and Technical Skills

AVID, Premiere, FCP.

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