Emma Bodger, Emmy award-winning director, producer, and showrunner

Producer Producer

From blank page to delivery; championing, inspiring, motivating, and working alongside my teams, I’ve produced drama for both adults and young people. Driving both aesthetics and vision, I’m confident and happy to provide notes throughout all processes from script to screen.

I pay close attention to detail at every stage, and always work within budgets and schedules. I’m skilled at both developing my own ideas and building on those from others, to push the boundaries of what’s been made before and deliver the best product possible.

Channel 4

Hollyoaks, The Long Walk Home

I’m currently producing Channel 4’s flagship show. I directed “The Long Walk Home,” the highly-acclaimed special episode which explored womens’ safety. It focusses on Maxine’s journey home after a night out and ends in her being violently attacked.


The Dumping Ground

I produced weekly episodes of CBBC’s flagship childrens’ series which focuses on the lives and experiences of young people who live in a children’s home. The series is based on The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson.


River City

I produced weekly episodes of this TV drama for BBC Scotland. I also developed digital content to complement this series.

Well Told Story

Jongo Love

I produced and directed this low-budget TV series and feature film. Shot on a smartphone and set in the world of street dance in a fictional Nairobi slum, Jongo Love has a strong action thriller narrative and has been praised for its’ authenticity and veracity.