As soon as my last music video ended, I joined up with Autumn again to work on a new one. It was a new challenge for both of us, as she was attempting to create a more stylistic atmosphere, and I was experiencing acting in the extreme close-up, and without anything to play off of: In the scenes where I'm "watching TV," I am actually watching the director Claire's hands flickering over a plastic light, and avoiding looking Autumn's camera right in the lens. Claire is shouting out "Now look like this! Now feel this!" and I'm adjusting in the moment. This was a blast to shoot, and seeing my name in marquee lights didn't hurt, either.
Shortly after Botfly ended, I was given the opportunity to act in a music video for my friend Autumn, who is a very gifted cinematographer and still finishing up film school. After months of shooting scenes with heavy dialogue, it was a fun challenge to convey feeling without words. I also got to experience acting in a romantic space, which I had not tried my hand at before. And, of course, there was the thrill of enduring the elements and trying not to break a bone.
This webseries, consisting of 6 episodes, was my post-graduation project. Having grown up on the Adam West Batman TV show and movies, I developed an affinity for superheroes early on. Now that we exist in a beautiful superhero era, with countless films and TV shows to choose from, inspiration is everywhere. All of this, in addition to post-grad anxiety, gave birth to a comedy series about an awkward, albeit clueless girl just searching for meaning in her life. In other words, Emily is just me.
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