Elizabeth "EMay" May
Director. Designer. Stylist.
Elizabeth May (EMay) is a queer filmmaker, designer, and theatre maker based in Brooklyn. Film and TV production design credits include Amityville: An Origin Story (limited series), Cape Carl (feature), Bodies of Water (Short), Noor (Short), and Epinephrine (short). Costume design credits include Summer Solstice (feature), Cape Carl (feature), Goat (short), Retrograde (music video), Zodiac Math (live performance), Old Souls (live performance), The Great American Casket Company (live performance), and The Rocky Horror Show (live performance). Original theatre works include, Zodiac Math (The New Collectives), Vengeful Moon: a song cycle of love and revenge (Tapp’s Art Center), Old Souls, an original folk musical (The Barn Arts Collective), The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn Presents: Missionary Style (UCB), Elizabeth directed leaves (Don, Pat, and Tom) for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also served as composer and music director for Trojan Women, and M4M (The New Collectives). Favorite performing credits include The Edge of Glory for Lady Gaga and Google Chrome, Stop the Virgens at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Rocky Horror Show (The Barn Arts Collective), The Traveling Musicians (The Barn Arts Collective).EMay is currently in post production for her film directorial debut for the short film Epinephrine, coming 2023.
My primary performance practice blends original music, storytelling, and sound design to create distinctly feminine worlds. I explore themes of female rage, prescribed hysteria, and secret interior lives wrapped in magical realism. Below are stills from a few of my favorite original pieces.
Designer + Stylist
I came up as a designer in the New York DIY theatre scene, eventually gravitating toward film and commercial photography. I have worked with food and prop stylists to create campaigns for brands such as Budweiser, Blue Moon, Pink, Philosophy, Aperol, Jack Daniels, and more. Whether I am working for a high end product shoot or an indie film, my passion for visual storytelling unites my work. Below you will find images from a few of my favorite projects that I have helped bring to life as a lead designer.