August 3rd, 2022. Interview by Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Producer
Join us for our latest edition of our HUB Creative Talks! Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Producer recently sat down with award-winning writer, director and producer, Emily Ryder to chat about the stories she tells involving queer becoming, womanhood, and the complexity of intergenerational relationships. They also chatted about what it was like creating her film “Alfie”, advice to up-and-coming filmmakers, and a sneak peek into her next short film “Mothering”.
About Emily Ryder
Emily Ryder is an award winning writer and director who is passionate about telling stories that explore queer becoming, womanhood, and the complexity of intergenerational relationships. In 2022 they were awarded the Emerging Filmmaker Award by the UN Women USA GCC and were selected as one of ArtworxTO’s 52 Emerging Artists. Their work has been recognized by institutions like the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Cinema Audio Society, and the Canadian Cinema Editors Association. Their short films have screened internationally at festivals like the St John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Toronto’s Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival, and the Irish Film Institute’s GAZE International Film Festival.
Emily is currently in development on a number of short form projects, including her next short film, Mothering, which is being generously supported by The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Charles Street Video, and Mississauga Arts Council as a part of its MicroGrant Program. You can follow Emily on Instagram @emvryder or visit her website at emilyryder.ca.