Emmett's Aldred’s directorial practice ardently celebrates and critiques notions of gender.

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.

In 2015 Aldred’s gender transition presented barriers in the local making industry which gave flight to his passion for platforming and curation. Emmett now works on tilde - the Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival and the Dead End Film Festival along with contributing to the 2019 selection committee for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

Embracing filmmaking academia and adjacent techniques has become a necessary path to generate and platform work that mitigates hierarchies within screen industries.

Please feel free to view Emmett’s current showreel along with his cv by clicking the underlined text. 
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MAKING

2019   - Display Suite, 7 mins. Narrative.
          - Uterus, 3 min. Music Video | Piklet. 
2018   - Desperately Seeking Shavers, 6 mins. Documentarty | ABC.
          - I Look Devistated, 3 min. Music Video | Gregor, Chaper Records.
          - Violin Song, 5 min. Music Video | Cyanide Thornton, Bedroom Suck.
2017   - Egg Shell World, 3 min. Music Video | RVG, 
2016   - Prasizzler Queen of the Dessert, 15 min. Narrative.
          - A Little Bit Scared, 3 min. Music Video | Two Steps on the Water.
          - Come Lay Down Beside Me, 3 min. Music Video | Georgia Spain.
          - More True More Rowdy, 6 min. Music Video | Two Steps on the Water.
2014   - Slip, Slip, Slip,  8 min. Fashion Film | Dom Coloca.
2013   - WETSPACE, 3 min. Fashion Film | Jessie Kiely.
2012   - FH2: Faghag2000 12 min. Narrative | VCA. 
2010   - Same Old Same Old, 3 min. Narrative | VCA.
2009  - Stain, 4 min. Narrative | SFS.

SCREENINGS & AWARDS

General
  • Sucessful placement in the 2019 MIFF Accelorator Program. 

Films
Desperately Seeking Shavers
  • Selected for Frameline Film Festival | ‘19
  • Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival | ‘18
  • Selected for National Broadcast | ‘18
Prasizzler Queen of the Dessert
  • Selected for My Queer Career - Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival | ‘17
  • Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival | ‘17
WETSPACE
  • Selected New York Fashion Film Festival | ‘14
FH2 Faghag2000
  • Finalist & Runner Up, Iris Grand Jury Prize (UK) | ‘14
  • Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival | ‘14
  • Selected for Sydney Underground Film Festival | ‘14
Stain
  • Winner, Audience Choice, WIFF | ‘09
  • Finalist, Best Tertiary Short Fiction - Atom Awards | ‘09

CURATION, FACILITATION and FESTIVAL WORK

2019     - QUEER ECONOMIES Film Screening @ BUS PROJECTS
            - Dead End Film Festival | Co-Artistic Director
            - tilde Accessible Moving Image Workshop & Facilitation
2018     - Dead End FIlm Festival Programmer
            - tilde Accessible Moving Image Workshop & Facilitation
            - DEFF Monthly 005
2017     - tilde Marketing Manager

EDUCATION

2012    - Bachelor of Film and Television | Victorian College of the Arts
2009   - Second Year Media Arts | University of Sydney, College of Arts
2008   - Diploama in Screen | Sydney Film School

IN DEVELOPMENT

  • Feature Film ‘ Transmasuline Heck’
  • The First Gear Cinema Project.