Emer Reynolds

UCC / Arts Council Film Artist in Residence 2024

Emer Reynolds is an Emmy-winning Director and Film Editor based in Dublin, Ireland. Having enjoyed a successful and multi-award-winning 20-year career as a Film Editor – spanning narrative features, TV drama and documentaries – she transitioned into directing, first co-directing with John Murray, the Grierson nominated feature documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Here Was Cuba. She went on to direct The Farthest, the multi-awarded feature documentary on the Voyager spacecraft – which won the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary and The George Morrison Best Feature Documentary at IFTA 2018 – and the critically acclaimed Songs For While I’m Away, a poetic and celebratory look at the life and work of Thin Lizzy legend, Philip Lynott. Joyride, Emer’s debut narrative feature, starring Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and newcomer Charlie Reid, went on general release in UK and Ireland in Summer 2022, and is available to stream worldwide. Emer was the delighted recipient of The Maureen O’Hara Award 2017 at Kerry Film Festival, and The George Byrne Maverick Award by Dublin Film Critics Circle in 2017.