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Emmett Short

Creative Marketing Director
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My career continues to unfold in surprising ways. I've been a full time standup comic, an editor, and a director. Recently as a creative director and brand growth expert, I help startups crush their goals with high performance social media creative shorts strategies as well as long form YouTube content and channel guidance. I also continue to build a personal brand on Youtube and X, where I create opinionated satire on the intersection of technology and culture. Beginning in the San Francisco comedy scene, my comedy writing and performance earned me an invitation to the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as one of the New Faces Of Comedy in 2006. After moving to Hollywood, booking a few national commercials and a guest star on NBC’s Community, I jumped behind the camera to expand my skills as a director and editor. Early viral success came on Vine with many of my videos being stolen by Puff Daddy, and earning me over 100k subscribers before the platform was ignominiously shut down. RIP Vine! In 2015 I directed and edited the mega-viral series “Reality Of” (200mm+ views) for the YouTube channel BabyLeague as well as “Jennings Journey,” a reality series featuring NFL star wide receiver Greg Jennings. In 2017 I joined Tubescience, a fledgling startup ad agency as its 14th hire. Jarret Keisling, Tubescience’s Director Of Content said about me “Emmett has expertise in every part of the production process, from strategic writing, to filming, lighting, editing, GFX... He even puts most actors to shame with his on-camera talent.” “He was one of the individuals that I believe was instrumental to helping the company grow from 14 people to nearly 150 in about a year.” “The positive energy he brings to the team is contagious, and his leadership skills inspire those around him to want to learn and grow and be the best they can be.” While at Tubescience I created ad campaigns for some of the biggest Facebook and Instagram advertisers and helped disruptive brands like Hello Fresh, Love Pop cards, Dollar Shave Club, Freshly and more, lead their industry. I later built an in house marketing team for the startup gaming app Lucky Day that propelled it to the #1 spot on both app stores in the Lifestyle category in under 6 months. I am currently growing my audience as a thought leader in tech and culture, while leading creative ads strategy at Opus Clip, one of the fastest growing A.I. companies in the word. I’m also a host and consultant for various YouTube channels including Lifespan.io, a longevity science advocacy non-profit.

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