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  • elvire emanuelle

     

    /ehlveer/

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    Deadline

    "A star is born performance... this movie belongs to Emanuelle.... "

     

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    Los Angeles Times

    "it all works because of Emanuelle. The actress is a tightly wound bundle of raw nerves..."

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    Variety

    "a defiance the excellent Emanuelle channels even in the way she walks. ...Emanuelle manages to make us care..."

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    New York Times

    “…played with vivid ferocity ...Emanuelle’s performance as Mo is certainly spectacular...”

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    Refinery 29

    "Once in a while, a movie comes along with a breakout star so impressive, you just know they're going to make waves.

  • Elvire Emanuelle is an artist and writer born of Haitian immigrants and best recognized for her leading role as Mo in the acclaimed South by Southwest award-winning, Netflix film, FIRST MATCH opposite Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jharrel Jerome and Colman Domingo. Elvire's upcoming new feature film, KEMBA, was featured at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival with a special impactful filmmaking panel and on CNN. It's releasing on February 22nd.

     

    KEMBA, based on the significant true story of Kemba Smith, is directed by SXSW and Student Academy awarded Director, Kelley Kali, (LALO'S HOUSE, I'M FINE (THANKS FOR ASKING)). FIRST MATCH was written and directed by Olivia Newman (WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING) and produced by Bryan Unkeless (I, TONYA, HUNGER GAMES), Chanelle Elaine (COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS) and Veronica Nickel (MOONLIGHT). It received wide positive response from audiences and press such as Deadline the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.

     

    Elvire is a first time writer of the screenplay FINDING, a story about a girl who has the audacity to dream despite her odds. She is known for her belief in the transformative power of storytelling and views acting not just as a profession but as a duty and a necessity, emphasizing the role of stories in teaching us about ourselves, others and life.  She trained with renowned acting teacher Wynn Handman in New York City.

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    KEMBA

    FEATURED IN SUNDANCE SPECIAL PANEL AND RELEASING FEBRUARY 2024

     

     

     

    CNN Live

     

     

     

    WORK COLLECTIVE

     

     

     

    DEADLINE REVIEW

     

     

     

    SCENE CLIPS

    FIRST MATCH - Plans

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Scooter

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - The Team

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Anybody

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Hang

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Sorry

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - First Match

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - The Lot

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Stuff

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Varsity

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Street Fight

     

     

    FIRST MATCH - Street Fight

      

     

    FIRST MATCH - Bus

     

     

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    Sundance 2024 Panel for KEMBA
    KEMBA
    Sundance 2024 Panel for KEMBA
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    FIRST MATCH
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    ECLIPSED at The Women's Theatre Project

     

     

    AWARDS

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    FIRST MATCH

    Win

    Audience Choice Award

    Narrative Feature

    South by Southwest 2018

     

    Win

    Gamechanger Award

    Narrative Feature

    South by Southwest 2018

     

    Nomination

    Grand Jury Award

    Narrative Feature

    South by Southwest 2018

     

     

    ECLIPSED

    Win 

    Best Supporting Actress Award

    Dramatic Play 2012 - New Times