Emily V. Driscoll produces science, history and art documentaries. Her recent film SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves (40 minutes) won "Best Short Feature" at the 2012 Princeton Environmental Film Festival. This film explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. SHELLSHOCKED has been screened at major museums, aquariums, film festivals, conferences, universities and schools in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, including the American Museum of Natural History,
NewYork(March 2013), Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco (April 2012), The Harvard Museum of Natural History (July 2012) and The SEAFOOD SUMMIT, Hong Kong (September 2012).
Driscoll’s previous film BUGGED: The Race to Eradicate the Asian Longhorned Beetle aired on PBS stations and screened at the Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., as well as at museums, libraries, universities and conferences in the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to producing her own documentaries, Driscoll has produced videos about The Franklin Institute Awards laureates, a science news series for NBC Mobile, and 40-minute educational video about particle physics. She has written articles for TIME.com, Scientific American Mind and LiveScience.com, and won a New American Media award in ethnic reporting for an article about East Indians who play badminton in the U.S..
Driscoll has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Science Journalism from New York University. Her thesis for a second master’s degree, also from New York University, explores the application of social documentary techniques to the American science documentary.
Driscoll has spoken about fostering our planet’s health at conferences, natural history museums, theaters and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Recent Screening and Speaking Engagements:
• American Museum of Natural History (March 2013)
• Princeton Environmental Film Festival (January 2013)
• South Street Seaport Museum (October 2012)
• Boston Public Library (July 2012)
• Harvard Museum of Natural History (May 2012)