About Emma


Hailing from Casa Grande, AZ, Emma Paunil is a professional actor, model, dancer, and creative.

She is best known for Positive (2019), The Tiny House Movie (2019), and When I Sing (2018).

In addition to landing lead roles in multiple projects across Arizona, she has a vast array of commercial experience, including BetterHelp Online Therapy, Grabb & Durando attorney, Promera Sport, Reality Reimagined, and more. 


She is also an acting coach for youth talent, specializing in improvisation and emotional intelligence. She teaches a selection of classes through the Film Actor Workshops, alongside her partner, Josh Mattison.


Emma is a professional, published model, including work for Tucson's TENWEST festival, published in Edible Baja Magazine. Due to her dance background, she particularly enjoys movement-based, concept photography, but has experience in product, bridal, beauty, boudoir, fashion, and character-based modeling. Contact Emma for rates and availability.


As a musician, she composes and song-writes originals, as well as covers to popular songs. Emma performed one of her original  piano compositions, The Lighthouse,  at the Tempe Center of the Performing Arts  in 2018.


Emma is additionally the co-founder of CreativeEJ Productions alongside her partner, Josh Mattison. The two are currently writing  a feature film, based off of a Greek legend with a modern twist, as well as their own live-theater plays. Additionally, more episodes of CreativeEJ's original, Frank & Head, comedy series are underway! 



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