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Emily Carmichael is the next great writer-director of the kind of movies I love. Her ability to find warmth and humanity in genre storytelling is a superpower in itself.”

Colin Trevorrow

what we are seeing here is the emergence of a unique voice in american cinema; a new, great, fantasy comedienne.

-Film School Shorts

…brings awkward perfection to a tenuous, star cross’d love while treating their courtship as both realistic and epic. A clever blend of rudeness and romance.

Film School Rejects on RPG OKC 

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Feature: PATV, Convergence and Comics inShare Posted February 3, 2011 10:17 am Penny Arcade’s humble beginnings as a web comic seem so long ago. The “brand” that is Penny Arcade is a perfect example of how something can really explode through grassroots efforts and viral…

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 The Ghost and Us: Showing, Not Telling Emily Carmichael’s horror comedy short film, The Ghost and Us, provides an excellent working example of the old screenwriting rule, Show, Don’t Tell. In the film, Laura (Maria Dizzia), is newly married to a man she…

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The Hunter and the Swan is a “must-see”

The Hunter and the Swan is a “must-see”

Why: Read Sundance’s description.

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The Adventures of Ledo and Ix on Wholphin!

The Adventures of Ledo and Ix on Wholphin!

Wholphin is brought to you by McSweeny’s, and is where the cool kids go to see short films. Watch L&I, then read Emily geek out in her best interview on the subject to date.

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EMILY CARMICHAEL INTERVIEW May 18 | Author: Mike Plante To date, Emily Carmichael’s films, plays and cartoons have included one jealous ghost, six witches, and two imaginary mud people. She’s been awarded $70,075 in writing prizes and scholarships, $60,000 of which she declined in order to…

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Zombies & RPGs: A Nerd’s Wet Dream

Zombies & RPGs: A Nerd’s Wet Dream

“In an aesthetic reminiscent of the original Legend of Zelda, Carmichael explores the existential crises of two 8-bit warriors on an unexplained quest. Beyond that, I can’t possibly give a better explanation of the film than the terribly talented young filmmaker does on her web…

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Handmade characters bring pathos, hilarity to ‘Macbeth’

Handmade characters bring pathos, hilarity to ‘Macbeth’

Emily Carmichael ’04, co-director of ‘Macbeth: The Puppet Shakespeare,’ and Feargus Denman ’06 rehearse a scene depicting the murder of Banquo. HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES ‘Is this a puppet which I see before me?’: Handmade characters bring pathos, hilarity to ‘Macbeth’ By Beth Potier  Gazette Staff…

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Long before hosting Oscars, Seth MacFarlane thought my cartoon was pretty cool

Long before hosting Oscars, Seth MacFarlane thought my cartoon was pretty cool

“Seth MacFarlane is the 26-year-old creator and executive producer of Fox’s animated TV show Family Guy. It’s the story of the Griffen Family–two parents, two teens, a cynical dog and a mutant baby who wants to get rid of them all. Seth looked at some…

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“There are a number of quite moving essays in this collection. The best is by 15-year-old Emily Carmichael.”

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Emily Carmichael on Talk of the Nation

Emily Carmichael on Talk of the Nation

GUESTS: SARA SHANDLER Editor, Ophelia Speaks (Harper Perennial l999) Freshman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. EMILY CARMICHAEL Contributor to Ophelia Speaks (wrote “Fight Girl-Power”) Junior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City SHAKIRA VILLANUEAVA Contributor to Ophelia Speaks (wrote “A Silent Rush to Hope”) Freshman at Rollins College in…

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