Photo by Ben Strang

Photo by Ben Strang

Audrey K. Emerson

A graduate of The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Audrey is a documentary producer, social action leader, and arts entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Audrey has developed and produced projects from TV documentaries to community arts programs to non-profit film enterprises. A Massachusetts native, Audrey’s first film The Pamoja Project profiled three Tanzanian women leaders and their powerful effect on local community. Screening at festivals around the world and garnering a number of honors, Pamoja launched Audrey onto a pursuit of producing, enabling and developing art and media for social change. She works with creatives and entrepreneurs to conceive and guide projects through the rigors of development and physical production and she most recently produced Mind Over Battle for Al Jazeera Network, a documentary about the harrowing true story of a Los Angeles gang member who turned his life around working at Homeboy Industries. Audrey is currently developing a number of projects and continues to collaborate with companies around the world to create art and media geared for social impact. 

In the summer of 2016, Audrey was selected to travel to Beijing to participate in USC's Global Exchange Documentary Workshop where she was partnered with a Chinese Communications University film student to produce a short documentary about a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. That film entitled "With Cancer," went on to become a 2017 Student Academy Award Semifinalist. Audrey has been awarded the Africa Student Travel Fund Grant, A Puffin Foundation Grant, a USC Women in Film Scholarship, and was selected by USC as a Global Scholar Prize Winner. Not one to sit idle, Audrey is excited about exploring the intersection of storytelling, documentary, social impact, and arts leadership. 



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