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Shoestring Eagle

Shoestring Eagle Productions

Productions and media that tell a sad story lightheartedly

Get To Know Us

Who We Are

EMMY HARRIS, dip. VCM (hons.) B.A. English University of Maryland. FOUNDER. 

Emmy was selected for the Young Producers Program at the National Theatre (London) in 2011. She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before moving to NYC and training with Atlantic Theatre Company as a member of their conservatory program. Her play EACH BROUGHT SOME SILENCES premiered at the NY International Theatre Festival in 2016 and she is committed to creating work that describes the diverse experiences of those who live on the fringes of society.

MELISSA PORCARO, B.S. Education University of Lynchburg. CO-CREATIVE.

Melissa is an avid traveller going back to her childhood days and her passion for exploration spans her experience as a creative professional and entrepreneur. She holds a double-major in Theatre and Education from the University of Lynchburg, Virginia and has taught, performed, and collaborated on a diverse range of projects. Most recently Melissa worked in casting for the upcoming web series DISAVOW. She trained with Atlantic Theatre Company as a member of their conservatory program and continues to passionately cast and create original works.

JUSTIN CHIAO, B.A. "Perception and Illusion" NYU Gallatin. CO-CREATIVE.

Justin is a resident in between cultures. He was born in Columbia, Missouri and grew up in Tainan, Taiwan. He moved to NYC following high school to attend NYU Gallatin and went on to study at Atlantic Acting School and CAP21. Off-Broadway: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Atlantic Theatre Company). Film/TV: DOMINANT SPECIES, "Shattered" (Investigation Discovery) "Almost There" (Audience Network), "Queens." Justin wrote and directed << CHRISTIAN ET CHRISTINE >>, which screened at Festival de Cannes and was the opening film at Brooklyn Short Film Festival.

Upcoming Work

We are currently in pre-production for our first feature film: SWANS

Our cast will be announced shortly and we cannot wait to begin work with these obscenely talented actors.

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Circus Elephant


Nothing about development resembled this cup-of-tea charming old-world typewriter image it was more like a blast into space -- we all met in NYC in 2012 and have continued to support and/or make fun of each other since then.

Our Company

We are a group of professionals who are also friends; we are committed to making good art with good people.

The Future

We have plans.

Check out what we're up to by checking out our social media: @shoestringeagle @emmycyd @meisarose @justinchiao

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