Emma Brennan is an award-winning Irish filmmaker and actor from Roscommon town. Her debut short ‘Hello Brother’ screened at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2018 going on to win ‘Best Super Short’ at New York City International Film Festival in 2019. Her second short, ‘Butter’, was screened for Shot by the Sea Film Festival in Galway 2019 and was selected to screen at Marché Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival 2020. Butter has also been selected to screen at New York City International Film Festival 2020 and New York TV and Film Festival 2021, receiving 4 nominations for Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Butter has recently been selected for the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2020. Both films were written, directed and produced by Emma Brennan. She directed her third short ‘Smoulder’, produced by Idiosync Films, which screened at IndieCork 2020, Underground Cinema, LIFT-OFF 2020 and won Spirit of the Festival award at FNI 2020 VISION screening in Dublin 2019. She holds an M. Phil in Music & Media Technologies from Trinity College, Dublin. She is a certified Michael Chekhov Technique tutor from the Gaiety School of Acting and Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin. She recently graduated with a national qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy from the National Training Centre in Dublin and tutors actors in the Michael Chekhov Acting Method and Body Awareness/Movement Training.