- ABOUT ME -
Erica Eng grew up in Oakland, CA where she got an early start on her filmmaking career. After winning awards as a student filmmaker, she used her festival earnings to buy her own camera gear and started shooting videos for artists and musicians around the bay area. Shortly after receiving a B.A. in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University, Erica moved to Los Angeles to assist top agents and executives, before working alongside the Academy nominated film director Michael Mann. After six years of learning the industry from the ground up, Erica jumped back into freelance directing.
Her work has been featured in Oscar-qualifying festivals such as the San Francisco International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Most recently, Erica directed and co-produced an NBC Asian America web-series called “Wear I’m From,” and a national anti-tobacco commercial campaign for the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, out of 400 applicants, Erica became one out of six fellows handpicked for the Commercial Directors Diversity Program - a fellowship created with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers and Directors Guild of America.
Inspired by her Oakland roots, Erica aims to create work that reflects the diverse community in which she grew up. Her background in cinematography, and love of art, influences her rich cinematic style. With poetic imagery, Erica finds beauty within the grit – tackling dramatic subject matters, avant-garde concepts, and utilizing rhythmic editing in order to provoke an emotional response.
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"Keep in mind that I am an artist, and I'm sensitive about my shit..." - Erykah Badu