from the bayou to hollywood + beyond

hometown Christmas (2018) - Lifetime - Premieres December 16th

“Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town’s live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents (McNamara & Gilbert) share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity, Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close again, uncovering a hometown love for each other that never really faded away.”


Emily wrote and directed this holiday rom-com about family, love, and holiday traditions both old and new. The film stars Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven), Stephen Colletti (One Tree Hill), Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie), Brian McNamara (Army Wives), Erin Cahill, & Donny Boaz.

Christmas in Mississippi (2017) - Lifetime

The film stars Jana Kramer (One Tree Hill), Faith Ford (Murphy Brown), Wes Brown (True Blood), Barry Bostwick (Spin City), Richard Karn (Home Improvement), Trace Masters, Karina Willis, Roger J, Timber, Garry Grubbs, Jordan Salloum.

WATCH THE TRAILER:                                                                          SNEAK PEEK CLIP:


Photographer Holly Logan (Jana Kramer, "Country Crush") returns to her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi for Christmas. The town is resurrecting their traditional holiday light show for the first time since a terrible hurricane struck five years earlier. Holly volunteers to pitch in, but soon has second thoughts when she discovers the festival is run by her high school sweetheart, Mike (Wes Brown, "We Are Marshall"). Now Holly must spend the next few days with the man who broke her heart. With the help of Caroline (Faith Ford, "Hope & Faith"), her match-making mother and Mr. Kriss, the kind man who will play Santa in the town's celebration, Holly begins to fall in love with her hometown, and Mike, all over again. Christmas in Mississippi also stars Barry Bostwick (Spin City, "Cougar Town") and Richard Karn ("Home Improvement"). "Christmas in Mississippi" is produced by Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis of Active Entertainment. Emily Moss Wilson serves as the director. Marcy Holland serves as the writer.

Nanny Seduction (2017) 

Starring Austin Highsmith, Valerie Azlynn, Wes Brown, & Erin Cahill.  Premiered Saturday, March 4th on Lifetime Television.


Emily spent several weeks in Mississippi shooting the thriller Nanny Seduction about a young couple whose adopted daughter is kidnapped by a nanny with sinister intentions.  Check for cast/crew details and updates on IMDB here: NANNY SEDUCTION

CAST: Austin Highsmith (Kara), Wes Brown (Ben), Valerie Azlynn (Alyssa), Erin Cahill (Vanessa)

CAST: Austin Highsmith (Kara), Wes Brown (Ben), Valerie Azlynn (Alyssa), Erin Cahill (Vanessa)

ATX Television Festival Opening Videos (2016) 

Opening Bumpers for "Season 5" of the ATX Television Festival featuring showrunners/producers Graham Yost (JUSTIFIED), John Wirth (HELL ON WHEELS), Peter Paige (THE FOSTERS), Hart Hanson (BONES), Phil Rosenthal (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), Julie Plec (VAMPIRE DIARIES), Liz Tigelaar (CASUAL), and actors Matt Lauria, Scott Porter, Nick Wechsler, Wilson Cruz, Patrick J. Adams, Stacey Oristano.

Handpainted (Brennley's Song) by Cozi Zuehlsdorff (2015) 

Emily co-directed this inspirational music video from recording artist/actress Cozi Zuehlsdorff.  

Cozi Zuehlsdorff - Handpainted (Brennley's Song) - Official Video New single Handpainted (Brennley's Song) is available now on iTunes!

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse PSA  featuring Kerry Washington (2015) 

Actress/Spokesperson Kerry Washtington gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 2015 purple purse in this micro-documentary and explains the importance of supporting women trapped in violent relationships by financial abuse.

UPCOMING - INHERITANCE (Feature Film, 2016)

Emily is attached to direct the independent drama INHERITANCE starring Austin Highsmith (Dolphin Tale), Rachel Noll (Don't Pass Me By), Chad Michael Collins (Sniper: Legacy) and Chris Mulkey (Whiplash).  These stills are from several "proof of concept" scenes that the team filmed for investors and distributors.  SAMPLE SCENES BELOW.

SYNOPSIS:  When Lucy’s father dies, she discovers that her older sister, Paige, has inherited all of his money. Tasked with the management of her father's affairs, Lucy is responsible for the distribution of Paige’s inheritance, though they haven’t spoken in years. Paige is a reckless alcoholic who has lived off of their father’s charity all of her adult life, while Lucy has always taken care of everyone but herself. Forced to reunite after years of estrangement, the two sisters are confronted by a whirlwind of surfacing resentments, past traumas, well kept secrets, and devastating losses as they come to terms with their inner demons and try to mend their broken relationship.

Tea Time with Elsa (2015)

A little girl plays dress-up in her "Belle" princess dress and has tea with Elsa from FROZEN.  She tells Elsa she has a "big secret" she wants to share and gets Elsa's advice.  

(This was a pregnancy announcement that Emily co-wrote and produced with the parents.  Emily was asked to direct because of her knack working with kids.  The little girl in this video was 2 1/2 years old.)

ATX Television Festival Opening Video (2015) 

Starring television actors Henry Winkler, Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria, Wilson Cruz, Sean Gunn, Allison Tolman, Abigail Spencer, Stacey Oristano, Derek Phillips, Nick Wechsler, + Jonathan Tucker

Full Opening Video (plus Theme Song!)

Theme Song Only Version

"He's Just Not That Into You Bootcamp" (2015)

The comedy duo TAN IN WINTER (Kat Purgal and Nadia Benavides) gives us women an emotional workout in this hilarious (and truthful) web sketch.

"Paging Dr Lin" Comedy Music Video (2014)

Dr. Michael Lin, one of America's leading dermatologists, has teamed up with the comedy musical group THICK7 and former SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE contestant Destini Rogers (aka Destro) to bring you ""Paging Dr. Lin," an original music video aimed at the YouTube generation that teaches how to take care of your skin while also promoting Dr Lin's 2-Step Acne Clarifying System (found online or in retail stores).  www.drlinskincare.com

Actors involved include:  Matt Lauria (PARENTHOOD), Katie Lowes (SCANDAL), Lamorne Morris (NEW GIRL), Lucas Neff (RAISING HOPE), Scott Porter (HART OF DIXIE), Vanessa Lengies (GLEE, MIXOLOGY), Nick Wechsler (REVENGE), Todd Stashwick (THE ORIGINALS), Drew Roy (FALLING SKIES), Adam Shapiro (BETRAYAL), Arielle Kebbel (VAMPIRE DIARIES), Jaimie Alexander (THOR), Marshall Allman (PRISON BREAK), Derek Phillps (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Stacey Oristano (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS).  Shot at Suite705Hollywood.

ATX Television Festival Season 3 Promo (2014)

Some of television's biggest names came together to take part in the ATX Television Festival Season 3 Opening "Welcome" Video.  

DRINK - Short Film (2014)

"Director and co-writer Emily Moss Wilson successfully resurrects the essence of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery in Drink."    -- THE EXAMINER

DRINK is a sci-fi cautionary tale that follows Alice and her two sons, Clint and Billy, as they flee their home in the middle of the night.  They arrive at an old desert motel, and it doesn't take long before Alice realizes she has a strange connection to this place.  A tragedy of the past begins to reveal secret desires that could send Alice down a path of freedom or insanity.

"Part horror film, part family drama and part fairy tale in the darkest sense of the genre, Emily Moss Wilson’s short film, Drink, gives us a story that spins conventions and expectations on their heads to keep the audience intrigued and engaged. It’s a stellar piece of work, really, in practically every sense. The horrors that await our unsuspecting trio are of a very unique variety; rarely has wish fulfillment been so disturbing."  -- FILM THREAT

PRODIGAL Behind-the-Scenes Videos (2011)

Director Benjamin Grayson hired Emily to shoot, direct, + edit all of the behind-the-scenes content for his sci-fi film, PRODIGAL, starring Kenneth Branagh, Jennifer Morrison, Taylor Kinney, Travis Crim, & Jade Pettyjohn.  Below are two examples of the videos that were created.  (1) A 15 min full Cast/Crew Featurette and (2) A Daily Video: Day 5 of Filming.

For more BTS content, click here:  PRODIGAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES. 

The cast and crew of the PRODIGAL gives you the inside scoop on the inception of story, the casting process, the characters, and the stories from set.

Here is a glimpse of our last day behind-the-scenes of PRODIGAL.  This was a day that included VFX, SPFX, and multiple locations.


Co-directors Emily Moss Wilson + Angelo Restaino with the cast of the Cricket Wireless Ad

Co-directors Emily Moss Wilson + Angelo Restaino with the cast of the Cricket Wireless Ad