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Emma Westenberg

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Blessed with the gift to visually transform any setting, storyteller artist and filmmaker Emma Westenberg crafts cinematic creations imbued with a happy-go-lucky and whimsical aesthetic.

Graduated from the renowned Rietveld Academy and the Cooper Union School of Art in NYC, the director received a special distinction ‘cum laude’ for her short film ‘The Still Life of Estelle’ (2014) – which she wrote, directed, produced and art directed. Soon after she picked up an award at the Milano Fashion Film Festival for her short film ‘Blue and You’ (2016). Her first steps that would really define Emma as a filmmaker were a diverse set of projects, ranging from commercial work for the likes of ASOS and Vogue to short films and music videos. Her big breakthrough being the viral sensation PYNK (2018) for Janelle Monae, which earned Emma a Grammy and MTV Music Video Award-nomination. The same year she directed her first Super Bowl spot (featuring Zoe Kravitz) and various celebrated music videos for the likes of Troye Sivan and Princess Nokia.

Emma is currently working on her first feature film and series, and is successfully juggling projects in fashion, music and fiction.

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Swatch x BAPE

Swatch x BAPE

Emma directs Swatch's latest global campaign films for their Swatch BIG BOLD collection and BAPE collaboration

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Michelob

Michelob

Emma's first Super Bowl spot uses sound to stand out -and earned over 14 million views - featuring Zoe Kravitz doing ASMR

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PYNK

PYNK

Emma directs a visual celebration of creation, self love, sexuality and pussy power for Janelle Monáe. MTV VMA and Grammy Awards nominee

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ASOS U.S.

ASOS U.S.

Promposing is a big deal for kids in the US. We celebrate this tradition in this vibrant campaign reminiscent of 80ies high school films.

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A Revolution of Love

A Revolution of Love

After having spearheaded the femme-loving visuals for “PYNK", Emma and Janelle Monaé join forces yet again for a YouTube producer mini-doc

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Planet Beauty

Planet Beauty

The wilful and young doctor Bonnie arrives at her dream place in the midst of a forrest, a cosmetic clinic titled Planet Beauty.

fiction

Dazed & Confused

Dazed & Confused

Emma and Sophie Hardeman's second collab is off to an insane start, it being exclusively premiered on the legendary platform of pop & youth culture.

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Burn

Burn

Emma delivers a cool music video for Anouk with a great group of characters in it.

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De Hel

De Hel

A short film starring Abbey Hoes & Michiel Romeyn, about a girl who gets a one-way-ticket to hell after an escalated fight in a karaoke bar.

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SHOWstudio x Blue And You

SHOWstudio x Blue And You

Emma Westenberg's short film "Blue And You" for designer Sophie Hardeman premiers exclusively on Nick Knight's SHOWstudio.

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Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike

Coy beach romance in vibrant music video for Troye Sivan

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ASOS Occasion Wear

ASOS Occasion Wear

Armed with an immensely strong cast of fantastic individuals, Emma and ASOS set out to catch that moment when you are the best version of yourself!

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A Fallen Angel

A Fallen Angel

Emma directed this cute and special love story between a fallen angel and a lovely girl set in New York.

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