Oakland native living in LA
Erica is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her experimental short film “POISON” won Best SHOUT Film at the Sidewalk Film Festival, while her other works screened at festivals such as the New Orleans Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, and Holly Shorts Film Festival. Erica was handpicked for SHOOT Magazine's 16th Annual New Director's Showcase and the Commercial Director's Diversity Program – a joint fellowship partnered with the Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. Most recently, Erica’s first narrative screenplay “Americanized” placed as a Finalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Screenplay competition. The film based on her experiences growing up playing high school basketball is currently in Post Production.
A lyrical storyteller, Erica is inspired by her Oakland roots and creates work that reflects the diverse community in which she grew up. As a high school student, she used her winnings at the San Francisco International Film Festival to buy her own camera gear and began shooting music videos and documentaries. After graduating college, Erica moved to Los Angeles where she worked her way up through the assistant world before she became the executive assistant to the Academy-nominated director, Michael Mann. Erica spent six years balancing work with her own projects before she took the leap to become a full-time director.
“Young Cineastes Award”
Americanized
Palm Springs International ShortFest - WINNER “Young Cineastes Award”
Palm Springs
"Best Dramatic Short"
Americanized
Cinequest Film & VR Festival - WINNER "Best Dramatic Short"
College
San Francisco State Univeristy
Cinema
20042009
Keep in mind I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my shit.
Oakland native living in LA