Weave Films is an independent production house that creates innovative and engaging screen content for broadcast and digital platforms. We work across multiple genres and formats, including factual, scripted, interactive and virtual reality.
Based in the Northern Territory's capital Darwin, Weave Films specialises in telling stories that shine a light on life in northern Australia. We are creative, courageous and compassionate in our storytelling. We strive to provoke and inspire.
Weave Films collaborate with other filmmakers and production companies to help them realise their vision. We specialise in working in remote locations.
Emma Masters is a creative director, writer, producer and journalist with more than 25 years experience in media in Australia and overseas.
Her dedication and commitment to storytelling is evident in the body of work she has produced as a filmmaker and journalist in the Northern Territory, a television program producer and presenter in Southeast Asia and an interactive multimedia producer and writer in South Australia.
Emma runs her Darwin-based production company Weave Films where produces digital content across genres and platforms.
Recent projects include a multiplatform project and half hour documentary Crocodile Territory for ABC News, a short documentary series Classrooms on Country for ABC News, and short documentary Uncle Vic for ABC TV and the Darwin International Film Festival.
Emma also loves drama and was awarded a Screen Australia director's attachment to work as director's assistant to Wayne Blair on the feature film Top End Wedding and has produced, written and directed a pilot for web series News Junkies.
She was the recipient of a Natalie Miller Fellowship Gender Matters Mentorship in 2017 and was also selected for the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) Factory international pitching forum. She was the national recipient of the 2015 AIDC Access emerging producers award and received an internship with global television production giant Endemol.
Emma has a specialist background in interactive multimedia and has created numerous websites, kiosks, animations and video shorts. She has worked as a web media developer and lectured in the field at university, schools and training institutions. She uses this expertise in her work as digital producer and designing multiplatform projects.
Emma also consults in media and communications in the Asia Pacific. She works across Arnhem Land with the Jawoyn Association, Mimal Land Management and the Arafura Swamp Rangers and has worked for the United Nations, CSIRO and AusAid in Vietnam, East Timor and Indonesia.
Emma is a respected journalist and freelances when time permits. She is best known for her work with ABC News. She has produced short videos for BBC Online, has also filed live reports for Seven Sunrise. Previous to her work in film, Emma was a fulltime television and radio reporter for ABC News.
She has completed Master of Journalism coursework and has first class honours in Communications and Media.