Emmanuel is an award-winning writer-director born and raised in Houston, Texas.  He started his career in Japan where he developed a passion for telling authentic, sensitive human-centered stories.

His films have screened and won awards at over 50 film festivals internationally including Cannes, Toronto, Palm Springs, the NBC Short Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, and more.  And as a commercial director, his work has garnered 6 Addy Awards. 


He has helmed commercials for brands such as

Mitsubishi, Phillips 66, and Tenaris.

 He received his B.A. in Film Studies from Stanford University and completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  And is a fellow in the Disney-ABC TV Directing Program.



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