With over 18 years’ experience in TV production, having worked in front and behind the camera with BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Emma-Rosa Dias is a key player in the UK TV industry with her Belfast based indie Afro-Mic Productions.
She made her television debut in 1999 as an original cast member on one of Channel 4’s first reality-show’s Shipwrecked where she lived on a remote island in Tonga for three months. This inspired Emma-Rosa to work in Television and within 4 years she worked her way up from runner to a TV commercial producer.
Emma-Rosa launched her own short-form digital indie in 2014, Afro-Mic Productions, which has produced factual entertainment and award-winning drama shorts for Channel 4, Real Stories, YouTube, RTE and BBC. The company made their transition to terrestrial programming in 2017 with an obs-doc series The Search for BBC NI, currently in production for its second series. 2019 has brought Afro-Mic their first BBC 1 Daytime commission Saved on Camera (15 x 30’). Afro-Mic was selected for the Indielab Accelerator Programme and most recently to partner with Channel 5 to develop mainstream TV ideas.
Emma will be speaking at two sessions during the Festival, please find details below: