Emma Westwood is a writer, journalist, film historian, screenwriter and dedicated aesthete of extreme cinema from Melbourne, Australia.
As a media correspondent, her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including Empire (Australia), Fangoria (USA), Filmink (Australia), Screem (USA), Senses of Cinema (Australia), ReviewAsia (Hong Kong) and Metro (Australia). She has also dabbled in travel journalism for the likes of FRV (Bali) and Essentials (Australia).
Emma was arts editor for Melbourne weekly street press, The Music (formerly Inpress), for four years from 2000; penned a weekly performing arts column for The Age called ‘Curtain Call’ for two years; and enjoyed a six-month stint as a researcher on the one-and-only season of ABC’s arts panel television show, Vulture.
As an arts professional, she has written and edited program guides, synopses and press releases for the likes of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Greek Film Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Palace Cinemas, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Ten Days on the Island Festival, to name a few.
Emma’s first clandestine viewing of The Exorcist at age 11 kicked off a love affair with the horror genre, which saw her write her first book, Monster Movies, in 2008. Her second non-fiction book on David Cronenberg’s The Fly is due out soon. In the meantime, you can hear her talking about film live every Monday (or in podcast form) with her esteemed colleagues on Triple R’s Plato’s Cave.
Emma is also proud to be Queen and Worker Bee of her own content creation and storytelling enterprise, Bakewood – www.bakewood.com.au.
In her spare time, she likes to sleep.
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