After graduating from the University of Michigan, Morse spent six years working in San Francisco politics. With no formal film background, she started ChickFlick Productions in 1999 and began to cover the re-election campaign of Mayor Willie Brown on her hunch that something unbelievable always happens in San Francisco politics. The film, which was awarded a Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival, captures a critical moment in the history of San Francisco as well as the most successful write-in campaign in American political history.
Since completing SEE HOW THEY RUN, Emily was selected as a member of the PBS/Sundance Film Festival Producers Academy and serves on the Board of the Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco. Currently, Emily is in pre-production on a documentary film about meditation. Also, she made her acting debut in the latest film by director Caveh Zahedi.