Emil Gallardo is an award-winning Mexican-American writer-director, a 2020 HBO Directing Fellow and the recipient of Panavision’s Future Filmmaker award. He began his career as a PA in Los Angeles on a number of independent and studio productions and worked his way up in the AD department.
Emil left Assistant Directing to focus on writing and directing and his most recent film, 1, 2, 3, ALL EYES ON ME, about a crisis that engulfs an elementary school, exemplifies the types of stories he tells. 1, 2, 3, ALL EYES ON ME has deeply resonated with audiences and juries alike, winning HollyShort’s Grand Prix Best Film award and qualifying it for the 2021 Oscars. It was also a Jury Winner at the Austin Film Festival, won Best Short at the New York Latino Film Festival, and was nominated for a John Singleton Impact Award which recognizes storytellers who give a voice to the underrepresented and inspire change through filmmaking.
Emil strives to tell unforgettable stories that stand out for their authenticity and willingness to confront uncomfortable truths. ASYLUM, the debut feature he’s currently developing, is no exception.
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