- 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. She spent six years learning the industry from the ground up, while shooting her own films on the side. In 2016, Erica decided to take the leap into freelance directing which is what she does today.
Most recently, Erica became one out of six fellows handpicked out of 400 applicants to be apart of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program - a fellowship created in partnership with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers and the Directors Guild of America. She will also have the honor to be showcased in SHOOT Magazine's 2018 New Director Showcase at the Directors Guild of America in New York.
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