2022 / 2023
"EMILY” tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë. The film stars Emma Mackey (“Sex Education”, “Death on the Nile”) as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights. “EMILY” explores the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte (Alexandra Dowling – “The Musketeers”) and Anne (Amelia Gething – “The Spanish Princess”); her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen – “The Lost Daughter”, “The Haunting of Bly Manor”) and her care for her maverick brother (Fionn Whitehead – “The Duke”, “Dunkirk”) whom she idolises.
Frances O’Connor makes her directorial debut with “EMILY,” from her own original screenplay. The film also stars Adrian Dunbar (“Line of Duty”) and Gemma Jones (“Bridget Jones’s Baby”, “Gentleman Jack”).
“EMILY”, currently on release in the US, premiered at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival and won the Best Film, Audience Award, and Best performance for Emma Mackey at the 2022 Dinard Film Festival. The Film has gone onto win International awards such as 'Best Director' for Frances O'Connor at the Stockholm Film festival and Best Original score for Abel Korzeniowski at the Movie Music UK Awards.
Emma Mackey won the 2023 BAFTA Rising Star Award for her performance in EMILY.