Emily Troedson
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Emily Troedson is a director/producer based in Los Angeles, CA, and originally from Minnesota where, after a stint teaching English and mythology, she worked for nearly a decade in film, animation, and digital production, eventually making her debut feature, BLUE BALLOONS, which premiered at the Twin Cities Film Fest and won the Woman in Film Award at the CARE Film Festival. The script, which she also wrote, was a Quarterfinalist for the Act One Screenplay Competition.

Most recently, she was a selected participant in the 2023 Stowe Story Producers Lab for her feature, THE DARK DAYS OF CASSIDY KRYSTIAN, which she wrote and is currently developing. The script was a Quarterfinalist for the 2023 Writers Lab. She produced the digital series, TREVOR AND THE VIRGIN, PART 2 for the mobile platform, Hooked, and the short film, CULT, directed by Wei-Ling Chang. She was Production Supervisor on two Peanuts specials for Apple TV, directed by Clay Kaytis. Her work has been supported by Film Fatales, Alliance of Women Directors, and Women in Film with screenings at Cannes, Heartland Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Fest, and Indie Memphis.

Emily founded the company Goat Song Films, and she is an active member of the Producers Guild and Film Fatales. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and their dog.


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    Scenes from Blue Balloons