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Emily Sharp

Independent DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Emily Sharp

Independent DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Emily is a filmmaker who strives to create playful work that doesn’t compromise on meaning. With a sentimentality for the creativity of childhood, her films seek to reinvent; whether a client brief or creative stimulus, the ability to imagine the world differently is present throughout her work. Emily's background in advertising has seen her work on a variety of projects, including the United Nations' Cannes Lion and D&AD award winning campaign, The People's Seat, as well as films for clients such as Net-a-Porter, Burt's Bees, and Universal Music. She is currently commercially directing and in development on her first documentary short, West of Barbary; an exploration of the colonial gaze in British narrative fiction that seeks to question its impact on our 21st Century identities. https://www.instagram.com/emilyfredasharp/
Projects
  • Whalar | Trends 2020A short film developed as part of Whalar's definitive guide to the stories, styles and talents redefining a generation of creatives - Trends: 2020. Rooted in data, crafted by culture, this campaign set out to mark Instagram's 10th anniversary by launching 6 new digital trends, each embodied and represented by todays leading creators. - Featured Artists | Y2K 2.0 | Marques Emmanuel Level Playing Field | Stefani Nurding Fantasy Face | Frances O'Sullivan Craftwork | Sofia Salazar Digital Romantic
  • Net-a-Porter x JW AndersonA digital series marking the launch of Net-a-Porter and JW Anderson's exclusive capsule collection. Produced as part of a social campaign, the series documented 3 digital creators as they reinterpreted the designer clothing through various art-forms - from printing and poetry, to painting and pottery. Featured Artists | Joey Yu, Sofia Salazar, and Lauren Muller Director, Writer, Producer and Editor | Emily Freda Sharp Producers | Chelsea Carter and Jess Van Wyk Executive Producer | Cecily Baer
  • Not On The High Street | A Year In GiftsA commercial short film developed for Not On The High Street, highlighting the brand as the home of thoughtful gifts throughout the year. To produce annual relevance for the campaign, one continuous shot took us through the changing seasons and gifting moments in the life of content creator and brand ambassador, Mossonyi. - Featured Artists | Onyi Moss Craig Moss Supporting Artists | Ashling O’Shea Max Percy Neel Sood Director, Writer, Producer, and Editor | Emily Freda Sharp Producers | Jess
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Projects credited in
  • Whalar Sizzle ReelShowcasing some of the best creative work on Whalar's Influencer platform, this sizzle reel was a great opportunity to develop my skills in editing and visual effects.
  • UN - Take Your SeatWith Sir David Attenborough as the leading figure, Whalar activated our global creative community to collect social data from around the world. All completed in the two weeks leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland - Whalar sparked over 128,000 participants in online polls via Instagram Stories. The campaign, a cross WPP collaboration involving Grey, Town Productions, Kantar TNS & Lightspeed, Finsbury, BCW, The Social Partners and MediaCom, was designed to
  • Trends: 2020 | Fantasy FaceShooting stills for Whalar’s 2020 Trends, A definitive guide to the visual and cultural trends in influencer marketing. Featuring @beautyspock as Fantasy Face. View more at www.whalar.com.
  • Pure LeafA look back at Whalar's creative campaign with Pure Leaf, in collaboration with Sunshine, was a chance to edit and create visual effects that echoed their brand aesthetic and tagline, 'blooming with flavour'.
  • Trends: 2020 | Level Playing FieldShooting stills for Whalar’s 2020 Trends, A definitive guide to the visual and cultural trends in influencer marketing. Featuring @stefaninurdingxx as Level Playing Field. View more at www.whalar.com.
  • Trends: 2020 | CraftworkShooting stills for Whalar’s 2020 Trends, A definitive guide to the visual and cultural trends in influencer marketing. Featuring @__hiedra__ as Craftwork. View more at www.whalar.com.
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Work history
    Independent DirectorAgile Films
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Independent Director working freelance with agencies including; - Agile Films - Fresh Films - Whalar
    Senior Video ProducerWhalar
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    In-house video director for the world's leading influencer marketing agency. Whalar productions have led to collaborations with brands, including; Net-a-Porter, Burt's Bees and Not On The High Street.
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Skills
  • Video Production
  • Editing
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Advertising
  • Video Advertising
  • Video Directing
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Filmmaking
Awards
    Gold and SilverCannes Lions
    The United Nations | The People's Seat
    SilverD&AD
    The United Nations | The People's Seat