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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 BalloonsThe film won the Women in Film Award from the CARE Film Festival and the script 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. The script was a quarterfinalist for the 2023 Writers Lab and a semifinalist for the 2024 Film Fatales Stowe Writers Fellowship.


Her work has been supported by Film Fatales, Alliance of Women Directors, and Women in Film with screenings at Cannes, Heartland Film Festival, Indie Memphis, and Twin Cities Film Fest. She is an active member of the Producers Guild and Film Fatales.

Emily founded the company, Goat Song Films, where she currently serves as President.

The name originates from Greek tragedy when a choral dance was performed around a goat in honor of Dionysus, the god of harvest, wine, theater, and religious ecstasy.

The ethos behind the goat-song—passion, renewal, growth—is what inspires her work.

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