Today the Upstart team are saying goodbye and thank you to our brilliant friend and colleague Emma Sampson.
Emma has been working with us since 2015, first as Producer on Phone Home and then as Executive Producer; and she’s now stepping back from her role with Upstart before moving back to Australia later this year. Emma is a wonderful colleague, collaborator and friend, and she’s steered the company through exciting and challenging times with humour and honesty. The rest of us – especially Hannah and Tom – will miss her hugely, but we’re so excited to see what she does next. And hopefully we’ll all meet up in Australia one of these days!
During her time with Upstart, Emma produced or worked on:
- Phone Home (as producer)
- Last Night I Met You Dreaming (as producer)
- DARE Festival (as executive producer and, at DARE 5, in one of the shows)
- Republic (as executive producer)
- The Andover Space Programme
- and so much more!
Behind the scenes Emma has done a huge amount for Upstart – putting together annual budgets and marketing plans, helping to prepare project plans and funding applications, and leading on a huge reframing of our artistic vision. It’s no exaggeration to say our company wouldn’t be the same without her. Thanks so much Emma, and good luck from all of us!