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Emma Higgins is a writer and director forged by the gloom of the pacific NorthWest while listening to Avril Lavigne. She is known for her work in music videos including Jessie Reyez "No One in the Room" which won video of the year at the 2021 Juno Awards. Higgins has directed videos for Tegan and Sara, Ingrid Andress, Mother Mother, Shallou and Daya among many others. She has an obsession with colour— wardrobe, art direction, hair and make up are always a standout focus that give her work a distinct visual language. Above all else, she is dedicated to the humanity in every story she approaches, with a particular love of the misfit or outcast, she has a punk rock heart.
In long form, she best known for her film The Northwoods (2021) of which she is also the writer. Her short films have received many accolades including from The Atlanta Film Festival, CFC Film Festival, Sacramento Horror Festival and Citizen Jane Film Festival.
Outside of directing she enjoys all things halloween, middle eastern food, cats, hiking and running fast and the 1982 masterpiece "Poltergeist".
She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.
LBB Online - Director Emma Higgins Wins JUNO Award - JUNO Winner - 2021 Video of the Year
The MUFF Society - Profile - mini MUFF profile: Emma Higgins
Juno Awards - Mother Mother - 'The Drugs' - JUNO Nominee - 2018 Video of the Year
The Hollywood Reporter - The Northwoods - Feature Film Debut - 'The Northwoods'