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.
Erica is currently a Los Angeles based independent director whose work went on to be featured in other Oscar-qualifying festivals such as the 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 2018 Commercial Directors Diversity Program - a fellowship created by 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 the beauty within the grit – tackling dramatic subject matters, avant-garde concepts, and utilizes rhythmic editing in order to provoke an emotional response.