My Name is Emily

My Name is Emily

On her 16th birthday, Emily and her new friend Arden set off to break her troubled, biological father out of a psychiatric institution.

Evanna Lynch shines in this whimsical road trip film that has a compelling backstory. Visually enchanting. Exerts an undeniable charm.

Illuminating with touching honesty. Charms you into submission

...elegent...impressive... This is a strange, but easily accessible beast that deserves to do well.

Grabs you heart and soul and drags you across the Irish countryside with its wise beyond her years heroine.

A miracle in a way that most other movies aren’t.

[Fitzmaurice] has crafted an assured cinematic debut.

A beautiful film full of stunning imagery and even more poignant poetry.

Life-affirming and truly extraordinary. My Name is Emily is touching in its depiction of the irrepressible bonds of family and funny in its relating of being a socially awkward, weird teenager. It mourns loss but ultimately celebrates life.

[Lynch] gives Emily a lightness and ethereal quality (…) a commanding lead.

  • Winner of Bingham Ray New Talent Award (Kathryn Kennedy)
  • Winner of Best Cinematography (Seamus Deasy)
  • Nominated for Best Feature Film

  • Nominated for Actress in a Lead Role
  • Nominated for Actor in Supporting Role
  • Nominated for Film Script
  • Nominated for Cinematography
  • Nominated for Editing
  • Nominated for Original Music
  • Nominated for Sound



Evanna Lynch
Michael Smiley
George Webster


Writer/Director: Simon Fitzmaurice
Producers Lesley McKimm, Kathryn Kennedy
Cinematography: Seamus Deasy
Editor: Emer Reynolds
Production Design: John Hand
Composer: Stephen McKeon