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Emily Kai Bock
After receiving a degree in fine art and while pursuing a second degree in film, emily kai bock began making fun and irreverent music videos for her musician friends on the weekends. A video she made for her friend grimes, became a viral success, was nominated for a ukmva best alternative music video award, and was screened in several international short film festivals. Since that time, emily has become a much sought-after music video director. She was able to attend sundance two years ago, for writing, directing, and editing a short documentary on the new york underground rap scene, called spit gold under an empire. Her video for arcade fire’s single afterlife was nominated twice at the mtv woodie award as well as winning a prism prize and ukmva. Emily has done advertising work for coca-cola, vogue, diesel and coach. During the 2014 new york film festival, paul thomas anderson discussed and screened her work during his masterclass on filmmaking, citing her grimes’ oblivion video as an influence on his film, inherent vice.