A native Nova Scotian, Emanuel Jannasch studied architecture at Cornell and Dalhousie, and works in many aspects of building and design as well as in film. His first production credit was Def-Con4. Jannasch worked both as art director and production designer. Favourite projects include Dan Petrie's Calm at Sunset, Richard Kwietniowski's Love and Death on Long Island, and Mort Ransen's Margart's Museum. His design for Trisha Fish's New Waterford Girl was honoured with a Genie nomination. In theatre he has designed George Elliot Clarke's Whylah Falls for its Halifax runs and also for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. He is an active teacher in architecture as well as film design.