FILMAKER AND GLOBAL ADVENTURER Emma was brought up in Garmouth, a small village in the North East of Scotland. After attending Milnes High school for 6 years and completing a 1-year traditional dark room photography course at Moray College she decided a trip around the world would be her REAL education. Emma experienced Islamic women's football in the Middle East, taught sculpture to Autistic children in New York and spent time surfing and enjoying the south African sun in Durban.
Emma's passion for creating images, moving and still led her to study Television and Production in Aberdeen. Emma was named runner-up for excelling in her academic studies in Scotland (SQA) for enriching the lives of her fellow students and the wider community through her desire to make films that would inform and educate the viewer about the harsh realities of the world in which we live. Her film - 'Clouds of Hope', tells of an Aids Orphanage in Africa, and the work of Sister Abigail. Emma raised money through cinema viewings of the film to give Sister Abigail enough money to buy the children shoes and education materials.
Emma moved to London for a 6-month internship with the 'The Associated Press Television News'. After completing her 6-month internship Emma was employed as a News assistant. She rose up the Ranks to Produce Television news features for 'Horizons'. After 2 years with Horizons Emma left her job to set up her own small media production company.
Her company emmabrumpton.com is based in central London. Emma works throughout the UK and around the globe producing programmes on a wide range of current issues. Emma works on all projects with versatility and creativity. She has worked and filmed with some of the world's most famous faces including, President Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Tony Curtis, Kelly Preston and her husband John Travolta, Richard Branson and singer songwriter Seal. Emma's passion for adventure regularly takes her around the world and her recent trip with the African Commission to Burkina Faso saw her producing programmes on AIDs, Water projects, and modern day witch hunting. Emma's next trip will be to Jerusalem.
PHOTO BY THORSTEN OVERGARRD - BURKINA FASO 2008
FILMING IN BURKINA FASO - AFRICA - COMMISSION CONFERENCE 2008
Moray MP praises young film-maker"
A new Moray documentary film has received its premier to critical acclaim. "Moray Matters" is a 20 minute long behind the scenes look at the work of local MP Angus Robertson. It was filmed on location at Westminster and in Moray by Emma Brumpton from Garmouth.
The Aberdeen film student presented the film and fielded questions at the AGM of Moray SNP in Lossiemouth which was also attended by SNP leader Alex Salmond MP.
"Moray Matters" features interviews with Angus Robertson, his staff at Westminster and the Moray Parliamentary Office in Elgin and also BBC Westminster correspondent David Porter. It also tracks recent developments about Defence cuts at RAF Kinloss and RAF Lossiemouth.
Arrangements are currently being made to make the film publicly available.
Moray MP Angus Robertson said:
"This film is an excellent insight into my role as local MP and also explains the vital work put in by my parliamentary staff in the constituency and Westminster.
"It is difficult sometimes to adequately explain the many different elements of the job, but this documentary helps show the diverse work that goes on behind the scenes.
"Film director Emma Brumpton and her camera team filmed with me at the House of Commons and followed me around Moray, even when I was on a caravan surgery tour.
"The final product is exceptionally professional documentary and was warmly received by the premier audience.
"Emma has really captured a lot of the hard work that Angus Robertson puts in to represent Moray, whether it was when he was on a surgery tour or standing up for local jobs.
"I hope that Emma goes on to a successful career in filmmaking, because she is very, very talented.
Speaking about the making of "Moray Matters" Emma Brumpton said:
"It was a really interesting experience to film the work Angus Robertson does for Moray."
"Although I am from the local area I am not involved in politics and as a young person it is sometimes difficult to see how the democratic system works."
"That is why I wanted to make this film to explore what our local MP does and show how diverse this job is. We had tremendous behind the scenes access to film this 'fly on the wall' documentary."
"The one question that was hard to get an answer to was the question of what Angus Robertson wants to be doing in the future. Maybe I will have to make a sequel!"