Emma Jones is an artist, writer, filmmaker, storyteller and social scientist whose work ranges from the natural world to the very human experiences of chronic illness. Born and raised in England, Emma has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her adult life and the lush natural surroundings of the Olympic Peninsula informs much of her creative work.

With degrees in Theatre and Sociology as the backdrop, her storytelling explores the depths of nature and human experiences in a unique way.

Emma began acting in regional theatre at the age of eleven and has performed in many independent films that have screened, and won awards, at festivals around the globe. This led to her involvement in film in several areas. Among other films, she Co-Produced the award-winning feature film documentary THE MEMORY OF FISH. She is also the Executive Producer of a popular web series, SHIT HAPPENS. Emma is in post production with two films, her directorial debut with a short narrative film called, WAITING ROOM, and an experimental documentary called THE HOUSE ON THE BLUFF, which witnesses the eroding Sequim bluffs and investigates impermanence, climate change, and the dreams that ‘home’ holds. Emma has also explored storytelling through radio with the true story of a group of Nuns who were devastated by a rogue wave carrying drift logs on the Washington coast of 1976. You can hear their story of healing here at,

The Sisters of The Rogue Wave

Emma has spent much of her life navigating chronic illness which inspired her curiosity about how others make space for their illness, create tools for resilience, and most importantly make meaning of their illness experiences. Through her project, The Nightstand Collective, she explores the lives of the chronically ill through the intimate space of the bedroom nightstand, and the items we keep close in times of vulnerability. This work has recently been featured in Huffington Post UK, Mashable Social Good, The Mighty, West Journal, and The Italian Endometriosis Foundation.       

Articles and Interviews



'The Nightstand Collective': Photo's Shine a Light On Those Living With Chronic Illness-Huffington Post


Social Network Site For Posting About Medicine Cabinet Contents-West Info EU Feb 2017


Emma Jones: Her Website, Between Illness and The Bedside Table- Italian Endometriosis Foundation March 2017


The Nightstand Collective-The Peninsula College Scholarly Journal 2017