Erica Eng grew up in Oakland, CA where she got an early start on her filmmaking career. Being a winner of the San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award as a high school student, Erica used her prize money to purchase her own camera and began 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 come up the industry ranks with internships at Spyglass Entertainment and HSI Productions, serving as an executive assistant at PRETTYBIRD and then for the Academy nominated director, Michael Mann. Erica spent six years learning the industry from the ground up before transitioning into becoming a full-time director, which is what she does today.
Erica’s work has been showcased in Oscar-qualifying festivals such as the Atlanta Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Holly Shorts Film Festival where her film “Fighter” was screened at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Most recently, Erica became one out of six fellows handpicked out of 400 applicants to participate in the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) - a fellowship created with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA). Through the program, Erica created a “Homeboy Industries” PSA starring the Emmy-nominated actor, Richard Cabral. Erica was also chosen for SHOOT Magazine's 16th Annual New Director's Showcase, where her film "Poison" was screened at the Directors Guild Theatre in New York.
Erica's background in cinematography, and love of art, influences her rich cinematic style. Inspired by her Oakland roots, Erica aims to create work that reflects the diverse community in which she grew up.