Emily DeLuca An emerging documentary filmmaker with prior work experience in advertising, production, and project management. A recent graduate from New York University’s master’s program in Journalism. At NYU she was a Wasserman scholarship recipient, a Creative Career Design Fellow, and was employed as the program’s graduate assistant. Her thesis film, CROSSCOURT CULTURES: THE JOSEPH OYEBOG STORY, won Best Documentary Short at the Houston International Sports Film Festival and Best Connecticut Film at the Mystic Film Festival. It was also selected to screen at Newport Beach Film Festival as a documentary short. She holds Bachelor of the Art degrees in English and Psychology from Lafayette College where she was captain of the Division I women’s tennis team. Since graduating NYU in 2020, she filmed, edited, and produced her first documentary short, INVADING THE CT RIVER: THE SPREAD OF HYDRILLA in partnership with the nonprofit CT Resource Conservation and Development. It was showcased at the Connecticut River Museum and screened at the Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments to help educate local legislators about the scope of the Hydrilla problem in Connecticut and create a new bill to eradicate it from state waterways. In 2021 she launched her own company Crosscourt Media, LLC to produce long and short form multimedia stories that focus on local and state issues. She is currently in production of her first feature documentary.