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The First

BLOCK D | Emerging 

Friday, March 24 | 3 - 5 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

The First
Screenings & Awards

Central Washington University Film Showcase • WILDsound Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival • Best Shorts Competition • Hollywood Art and Movie Awards • Indie Short Film Series - Women in Film Edition • Toronto Shorts International Film Festival • Lake Stevens Film Festival • F3: Frankly Film Fest

Cast & Crew

NARRATIVE | 2022 | 14 min. 6 sec. 


ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch, Best Student Film 

COUNTRY | United States 

LANGUAGE | English 

PRODUCER | Diana Jacobsen 

DIRECTOR | Emily Mcdougall 

WRITER | Emily Baker 

CAST | Kyra Wisely, Payton Hubert


When her teenage sister starts showing interest in a much older, more dangerous man, Rowan must decide between getting involved, or keeping her sisters secret.

About the Director

When Emily McDougall was sixteen, she attended a technical school that specifically trained on film and media. While she was there, she discovered her passion for digital art and storytelling. During this time, Emily was also enrolled in college courses, allowing her to graduate with an Associate's in Arts and high school diploma at the same time. After, she attended Central Washington University, where she later graduated with her Bachelor's in Film and a Minor in Art and Design. During her time at CWU, she was awarded "Outstanding Achievement in Documentary" and directed an award-winning short entitled "The First." Since then, Emily has continued to network with fellow filmmakers on the East Coast while maintaining her connections with fellow filmmakers from CWU. Her desire is to continue to create content that propels audiences into a world of "what if."

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