Emma Cuba is a Cuban-Swedish filmmaker, writer, and actor born and raised in Miami, Fla.
Cuba is an alumna of the New World School of the Arts and the recipient of Miami Dade’s Wolfson Leadership Award. Having graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts with a film focus, she was able to explore her passions while attending Boston University’s School of Theatre. These foundations led her to write, produce and act in various projects both abroad and in Miami. In 2022, she completed her short film Mango City, which she wrote, directed, edited, and produced. Cuba recently returned from the Nostos Screenwriting program in Italy, mentored by BAFTA and Sundance-nominated filmmaker, Tina Gharavi. Previously, she has worked with Miami New Drama alongside Michel Hausmann and Moises Kaufman helping bring their artistic projects to life, and collaborated with CBS, where she had the honor of interviewing Oprah Winfrey.
About her film:
Through eight tales of newfound love, destruction, mysticism, and the ebb and flow in between, the Florida Everglades is revealed to us, teaching us valuable life lessons in a landscape that is just as brutal as it is delicate.
- 2023 Cinematic Arts Resident