Horace Gold's poetic words personifies his past unhealthy relationship with alcohol through a fictional relationship with a woman. Inspired by the surrealist film "Meshes Of The Afternoon" -- POISON is an expression of addiction through repetition.

  • Erica Eng
    Fighter, The Greatest
  • Horace Gold
    Key Cast
  • Alex Pollini
    Director of Photography
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony FS7
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Erica Eng

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 moved to Los Angeles after film school to assist top agents and executives, before working alongside the Academy nominated director Michael Mann. She spent six years learning the industry from the ground up before taking the leap into directing full-time, which is what she does today.

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 partnered 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 work has been screened in Academy-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.

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