With her third short film premiering at the Berlinale Film Festival to continued critical acclaim, EMMA BRANDERHORST joins The Corner Shop with a uniquely mature body of work for a young director. Her short film ‘Spotless’ (2022), showcased the issues of period poverty and prevailed on the festival circuit, winning the Krystal Bear at Berlinale Generation, the Cinekid award for Best Short Film, Gold at the Young Director Awards and the Grand Prix at Regard in Canada, qualifying it for the Oscars.
Emma consciously represents stories from the female POV. Her tenacity for storytelling is frequently driven through casting and performance to strive for the most authentic outcomes. Her talent as a director has offered up the unique power to captivate across a generation of audiences and take on the immense responsibility of telling stories that serve the greater good.