Emmett Aldred’s directorial practice ardently celebrates and critiques notions of gender. Largely, his practice utilises a resourceful filmmaking approach with the aim to liberate filmmaking from social and economic restraints, and in doing so, make space for a greater diversity of voices on screen. His short documentary Desperately Seeking Shavers, which premiered on ABC iView, later allowed him to undertake placement in the MIFF accelerator lab in 2019. Though historically, Aldred’s gender transition had presented barriers in the local filmmaking industry, this became the catalyst for his interest in platforming and curation. Emmett has taken on leadership roles at tilde - the Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival (2016-21) and the Dead End Film Festival (2017-19). Aldred is also the founder of a conceptual but functional equipment 'hire store' called Too Much World Rentals, titled after Hito Steyerl's essay by the same name, believing that embracing filmmaking academia has become a necessary path to generate and platform work that mitigates hierarchies within screen industries.

Currently he is hosting a year long factual program he curated called Documentary Meets on the third thursday of every month alongside critic Keva York, as well as lecturing in filmmaking fundamentals (fltv10010) and  micro movie making (fltv100240) at the University of Melbourne. His latest narrative shorts can be forwarded upon request but please feel free to view his showreel or cv by clicking the relevant underlined text.