Emily Kuester


Level 8 - 804a - Learning Forum 2
Emily is a producer based in Milwaukee, WI. She has been producing media for over three years at 371 Productions, a documentary company dedicated to creating content that contributes to the common good. Emily's documentary experience extends from associate producing Dr. Smith's African American Museum and Black Veteran Archive (Milwaukee Film Festival, 2018) to 371's newest film documenting a family's fight for answers during Civil Rights era murders, American Reckoning. She's played an active role in producing 371's two feature-length documentaries There Are Jews Here and When Claude Got Shot. Including producing, Emily is also the project manager of the Beyond the Bell app, a mobile app for teens in Milwaukee to locate and register for after-school programs nearby. Emily also produces for 371's sister company, Custom Reality Services, a virtual reality company committed to building worlds that allow viewers to experience new perspectives through VR. Emily contributed to the company's first project, Across the Line (Sundance 2016), and most recently Ashe '68 (US Open, 2018), a virtual reality experience documenting Arthur Ashe's journey to be the first black man to win the US Open. A recent graduate of the UW-Milwaukee film program, Emily was also very active on campus, serving as the first black woman to be elected as Student Body President and advocating for important campus-wide legislation related to sexual assault prevention and diversity within academic programs.