Emily Carmichael is an American film director, screenwriter, and animator.[1] She was one of the screenwriters for Steven S. DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising.[2]


The first season of Carmichael's animated web series The Adventures of Ledo and Ix premiered on Penny Arcade on February 18, 2011 and ran for eight episodes.[3] The first and then second episodes initially premiered as stand alone short films at the 2009 and 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.[4] The first episode was also included in a 2009 online issue of the Wholphin.[5] The series won a Rooftop Filmmaker's Fund Short Film Grant in 2010 and the first three episodes played as part of the Rooftop Film Festival's Summer Series.[6][7] After a successful Kickstarter campaign on January 28, 2013, production began on the series' second season.[8]

Carmichael's feature-length screenplay, Arrow, was named to NYU's 2013 Purple List of best production-ready screenplays by a panel of judges that included Peter Dinklage, Karyn Kusama, and James Belfer.[9] Arrow was also selected by IFP as one of its twenty-five Emerging Narratives for the 34th Edition of Independent Film Week in 2012.[10] In March 2014, Carmichael reported having completed the filming of a short, Stryka, based on characters in her Arrow screenplay starring Rupert Friend and Aimee Mullins.[11] Stryka premiered at the 2015 Aspen Shortsfest.[12]

Carmicheael's short films have screened in competition at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, and other US and International film festivals.[13] and the director of the film adaption for Lumberjanes at 20th Century Fox.[14]

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