EMMA DARK is an award-winning filmmaker, actress and model, specialising in the Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres.
Her first self produced and directed short film "Seize the Night" (2015) won her the Rising Star award at Northern Ireland's Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival. The film garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, as well as a news article on the official AMC's Horror Channel website. As the film gained momentum “Seize the Night” and Emma Dark featured in comprehensive national print articles, including a front page mention in leading UK horror magazine ‘Scream’.
2017 saw Emma complete her second short film - Sci-Fi/Horror "Salient Minus Ten", which features Star Wars actor Alan Austen in the lead role, with cinematography from internationally renowned DoP Philip Bloom.
She is currently a contributing writer for Digital FilmMaker Magazine and an honorary patron of the arts at The Misty Moon Film Society. Emma regularly appears as a Film and TV guest at genre conventions around the UK.
EMMA DARK is an award-winning filmmaker, actress and model, specialising in the Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. She started modeling in 2008 and quickly made a name for herself working with highly respected independent boutique designers and creative photographers on the alternative scene in London and beyond.
In 2010 she modeled for the incredibly popular Hell Bunny and Spin Doctor labels, and in 2011 went on to be published in Natasha Scharf's book Worldwide Gothic: A Chronicle of a Tribe. In 2012 she featured as Miss April and July in Jason Juta's annual fantasy calendar and won World Goth Day's Best Model, which was covered by Cosmopolitan and various other media machines.
In Autumn 2012 she joined dark synth-pop band X-KiN as their female vocalist, and appeared in the band's music videos. Less than a year later, in spring 2013, Emma went on to star in BEF/Kim Wilde horror themed music video "Every Time I See You I Go Wild", featuring heavily in the final cut. This experience ultimately led Emma to switch focus from modeling and singing to acting and filmmaking.
2014 saw her moving forward in her film career, taking part as an official judge at the prestigious British Horror Film Festival, and producing/directing horror fan short "Island of the Blind Dead" (2015) with fellow filmmaker Merlyn Roberts. As 2014 drew to a close Emma embarked on her first self-produced and directed, horror/action short "Seize the Night" (2015).
In 2015 Emma's work on "Seize the Night" went on to win her the notable Rising Star award at Northern Ireland's Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival. The film garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, as well as a news article on the official AMC's Horror Channel website.
As the film gained momentum "Seize the Night" and Emma Dark featured in comprehensive national print articles, including front page mentions, in leading UK horror magazine Scream, and indie filmmaking favourite Digital Filmmaker Magazine. Emma also featured in online cult magazines Malevolent (US) and The Digital Dead (UK), and participated in a multitude of web, video and radio interviews.
Other achievements in 2015 included returning as a judge at the British Horror Film Festival, and narrating a storytelling based segment for Richard Gladman’s "Fragments of Fear", alongside cult horror stars Caroline Munro and Francoise Pascal. Additionally, Emma featured as an official guest at KnightCon 2014, Digi-Con 2015, and bi-monthly cult film event the Camden Film Fair in December 2015.
2016 was another action packed year for Emma, attending Doncaster’s Digi-Con2, Birmingham's MCM Comic Con, Rochdale’s Dale-Con 4, Sheffield's HorrorCon UK, Scifi Wales and Bristol Horror Con as a special celebrity guest.
May 2016 saw the online release of Emma's film "Seize the Night", which was covered by a wide range of media channels, receiving a positive critical and audience reception. It also saw Emma dubbed an honorary patron of the arts for London's esteemed Misty Moon Film Society, and starring in Misty Moon and Robo Film's "Frankula" (2017) alongside Hammer Horror scream queens Caroline Munro and Judy Matheson, and television star David Barry of "Please Sir!" fame.
As 2016 advanced into September Emma graced the front cover of issue 39 of internationally distributed independent filmmaking magazine 'Digital FilmMaker Magazine', heading an article charting the rise of female filmmakers. In January 2017 Emma then took over the magazine's monthly 'Ask the Filmmaker' spread from previous contributor Sean J Vincent.
During early 2017 Emma starred alongside Vera Day (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Quatermass 2) and Gary Shail (Quadrophenia) in Misty Moon and Robo Film's 'Carry On' style Comedy/Horror "Bad Friday" (2017). She also appeared as a special guest at Birmingham Horror Con and Stevenage ODP Autograph Show.
Emma has now completed her second self Produced/Directed short film - SciFi/Horror "Salient Minus Ten" (2017), which stars "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" actor Alan Austen in the lead role, with cinematography from internationally renowned DoP Philip Bloom.