Emerald Pictures is a world class production company committed to a fearless approach to production that values integrity as much as ingenuity.

We are storytellers - filmmakers, photographers, artists, and producers - bound by a pure joyand spirited determination for bringing ideas to life.

Founders Mara Milićević and John Duffin launched Emerald Pictures with a mission to unite their passion for filmmaking with a global community of uber-talented collaborators.

Their work has been showcased across award-winning campaigns for some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, like Nike, Apple, Starbucks, Budweiser, Pfizer, BMW, Gatorade, and Visa to name a few.

Their depth of their experience and expertise has taught them the value uniting around a shared vision for your idea.

And their focus on collaboration has given them a unique perspective on how to bring that vision to life.

So bring your ideas, your challenges, your expectations and your vision. We’ll combine that with our dedication, our skill, our integrity, and, most of all, our love of filmmaking.


Co-Founder / Managing Director

Born into a film family with a writer father and film editor mother, Mara attended film school, then began a career in film and television, before transitioning into the world of advertising.

Mara went on to produce work for some of the world's biggest global brands, including Apple, Facebook and Land Rover, and has served as head of production at kbs+ . A seasoned leader with a strong hybrid of brand, advertising, and television production experience, Mara embraces an ethos of integrity, transparency, and creative ingenuity.


Co-Founder / Managing Director

Hailing from Ireland, John emigrated to the US in his teens, and later began a career in production. After forging his path as a line producer for many of the most iconic music videos of the 90s, he joined Epoch Films where he worked for 17 years - first as head of production, then executive producer. John went on to build Framestore Pictures, a production company under the umbrella of Oscar-winning global company, Framestore.

A defining theme of John's career is his belief in the roster as a dynamic filmmaker community, nurturing up-and-coming talent alongside experienced filmmakers. This hands-on approach supports the creation of the finest creative work and has helped launch the careers of many of the industry's most successful directors.