About Me


I direct, produce, and edit award-winning character-driven documentaries that explore how inspiring fringe communities interact with society at large.

I have delved into the worlds of skateboarders, migrant graffiti artists, and Dorset bus driving amateur-dramatic groups.

I began storytelling through conceptual art, experimenting with narrative through installations, video art, sound pieces, and performances during my time studying on the Foundation course at Central St Martins and then on the Fine Art BA course at Chelsea College of Arts. 

After graduating I moved to Brighton where I discovered the freedom of documentary filmmaking and skateboarding simultaneouslyI later went on to work with OTOXO Productions in Barcelona, directing 'Nuestro Muro' for Betevé, and I am now freelancing from the UK for clients such as Vice Media.


As a director, I am drawn to capturing DIY spirit and youth culture. Whilst long-term projects are incubating I enjoy lending my filmmaking skills to producing content with a documentary flair for ethically-minded businesses.

As an editor, I have edited feature films, music videos, online programmes and commercial content for clients such as Ecco, the ARIAS  and LaLa Tigers.


My work has screened on TV, won awards at international film festivals and is featured in publications such as The Rolling Stone, IndieWire, and the Guardian.


I am most in my element when creating character-driven documentaries about joyful communities and unlikely heroes.

In my past life, I have dressed up as a tree and dragged a sack of rubbish through Crawley in the name of art. In my free time you will most likely find me in your local cul-de-sac skating small curbs.

To contact me please email: emilybadescu@gmail.com