Emma is also the field producer for Raoul Peck's SILVER DOLLAR ROAD (Amazon Studios) and a co-producer of Caroline Suh and Cara Mones' SORRY/NOT SORRY (The New York Times), both of which premiered at TIFF 2023. She was the U.S. field producer for Nanfu Wang's IN THE SAME BREATH (HBO, Sundance 2021, Peabody Award), co-producer for Blair Foster's TAKE YOUR PILLS: XANAX (Netflix), and co-producer for Cathryne Czubek's ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA (The New York Times Critic's Pick, DOC NYC 2021 Grand Jury Prize Winner).
Before working in film, Emma was a director/producer at VICE News covering politics, gender, and the environment. Her work examined societal problems that those in power have constructed — and highlighted stories of people fighting like hell to fix them.
Emma graduated from Dartmouth College after serving as editor-in-chief of the daily student newspaper, The Dartmouth, and living abroad in Mexico and Peru. She has since produced videos for The New York Times, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Cosmo, and GQ, and has reported for Bloomberg News and the Associated Press.
Her favorite animals are alpacas.
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Emma Fidel is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and journalist based in New York City. She has worked as a producer on feature documentaries for HBO, Netflix, and Amazon.
Emma's feature debut, QUEEN OF NEW YORK, premiered in October 2023 as the New York Centerpiece film at NewFest, New York City's premier LGBTQIA+ film festival. Emma directed, produced, and filmed the comedic documentary, which follows drag artist Marti Cummings (they/them) in their groundbreaking run for New York City Council. The New York Daily News called the film "delightfully inspiring and eye-opening" and HuffPost said it offers "a poignant and meticulously researched look" at a queer campaign story that "feels especially relevant." The legendary Billy Porter narrates.
Photo Credits: Top left by Mettie Ostrowski.
Bottom right by Katie Tutrone.
Homepage by Daniel Vergara.