E.M. Spairow

E.M. Spairow

em spairow films
Filmmaker, Director and Screenwriter

Jackson, Michigan

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February 2016
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About E.M.

E.M. Spairow graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory where she was awarded the Philip and Patricia Barry Memorial Scholarship for excellence in screenwriting. That same year her short script, HOOKED, won the 2010 Unlikely Hero Productions Screenplay Competition. In 2011, her feature thriller, MANIFEST, won the Waterfront Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Spairow’s award-winning short film and directorial debut, DEFAULT, finishes its festival run, as her follow-up short, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, premieres. As artist-in-residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, she began work on her debut novel. E.M. currently lives and writes in Michigan.


  • Manifest (Feature Screenplay)

    Manifest (Feature Screenplay) Thriller Film-noir Drama In the winter of 1972, a bewitching stewardess turned serial killer leads a broken and embittered FBI agent in a deadly race across bleak Midwest skies.

  • Broken Wings (Feature Screenplay)

    Broken Wings (Feature Screenplay) Drama At the height of American involvement in WWII, battling public opinion, military tradition and their own fear, four women band together to break new ground in the air as Women Airforce Service Pilots.

  • Reverb (TV Pilot)

    Reverb (TV Pilot) Sci-fi Drama When a forensic psychologist suspects her fiancé was murdered and replaced by his doppelgänger, she partners with a rogue journalist to uncover the truth about the eerie echoes now roaming the city.

  • Shop America (TV Pilot)

    Shop America (TV Pilot) Comedy An emotionally and economically bereft late-thirtysomething accepts a job at a dysfunctional home shopping network where her diva mother is on-air royalty.

  • Hooked (Short Screenplay)

    Hooked (Short Screenplay) Drama A world-weary Korean War vet rediscovers his passion for fishing and life through the persistence of a precocious little boy.

  • The Imaginist (Short Screenplay)

    The Imaginist (Short Screenplay) Comedy Drama An impoverished immigrant and hopeless romantic, The Imaginist attempts to win the hand of his beloved by making it big in the dying days of Vaudeville.

  • No Laughing Matter (Short Screenplay)

    No Laughing Matter (Short Screenplay) Comedy When a cynophobic spinster clashes with her neighbor’s beloved pet, Diablo, revenge is a dish best served by thug in a clown costume.

  • Novelties (Short Screenplay)

    Novelties (Short Screenplay) Sci-fi Drama A day at the beach treats a sad, but deserving young woman to a few novelties.

  • The Wannabe (Web Series Scripts)

    The Wannabe (Web Series Scripts) Comedy One extremely unlucky and incredibly awkward teen desperately attempts to find her place in a Middle American suburban hell.

  • CAFÉ L.A. (Web Series Scripts)

    CAFÉ L.A. (Web Series Scripts) Comedy Colorful vignettes set in the eclectic cafés and coffee houses of Los Angeles.


  • Elephant in the Room

    Elephant in the Room (2016)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Short) Director When an abused housewife in a pristine suburban prison falls in love with the local delivery driver, she is forced to confront the elephant in the room.

  • Default

    Default (2014)
    Film (Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Short) Director A destitute man defaults on his student loans, and faces losing the only thing he has left.

  • Y's Guys

    Y's Guys (2012)
    Film by Shane Brolly (Comedy, Drama and Short) Miscellaneous Crew When Vinny the Knife, a retired mobster and star of Vinny's Kitchen, an Internet cooking show, comes home to find two young mobsters in his home intent on whacking him for not showing up to the Don's funeral, he must used his street smarts to out wit them.


  • Artist-In-Residence - Helene Wurlitzer Foundation

  • Best Local (LA) Film - Sunset Film Festival: Los Angeles

  • Winner - Waterfront Film Festival Screenplay Competition

  • Winner - Unlikely Heroes Screenplay Competition


  • American Film Institute Conservatory

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