My name is Emma Houghton and I'm a film and theatre actor, voice artist and emerging theatre director and playwright! I graduated with my BFA Acting from the University of Alberta in 2017 and have been working steadily ever since. I tend to always have multiple projects on the go and rely heavily on my filofax to keep my life straight.
Currently I'm working on directing and producing my first animated short The Magpie with animation done by The Late Nights, and I just finished a workshop with Lunchbox Theatre for my new play The Gatekeepers, which I co-wrote with my good friend Helen Belay. In a little less than a month I start shooting for Season 2 of Abracadavers, an Alberta made TV Series, in which I reprise my role of Allie from Season 1. I am really looking forward to it!
Highway 13 is a film that harkens back to the myths, legends, and ghost stories that we told each other as teenagers. It plays on the fears we all have about highway travel and elevates them to another level.
Shooting was a blast! The first scene I shot is actually the last scene in which you see Glenda - that typical film thing where you shoot out of order. It had snowed a bit and was actually quite slippery. I'm supposed to be very tired in that scene, and because of how slippery it was, I actually tripped a couple of times, one big wipe out and a couple smaller ones. I'm pretty sure one of those shots might have made it into the film!