Erin Laine is a Writer/Director whose roots began as a fine arts artist, live event painter and musician for over twenty years. She began writing scripts in 2009 for hobby and in 2017 took her first acting class in Orlando Florida at famed Class Act Studio. She discovered a new creative medium in filmmaking after meeting her frequent collaborator , award winning director Fred Zara.
Her first film Project Gratitude (2018) was an experimental silent documentary that takes you on a journey of exploring emotional nature of being grateful. The film, though only 6 minutes long, went on to play several festivals including, Gatfest Film Festival in Jamaica, and is now available on Amazon Prime.
Her first narrative short film I Just Want You to be Happy, debuted at the Rendezvous Film Festival in Amelia Island Florida in the Fall of 2018, and took the Award for best Drama in the short film category. She wrote, starred in, Co-directed, produced and scored the film. I Just Want You to be Happy has gone on to play many festivals from coast to coast, and internationally at acclaimed RapidLion Film Festival in South Africa. The film went on to take two Awards from the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford FL for Best Scene, as well as Best Original Music for the Soundtrack and Score written and performed by Erin Laine.
This was the first of two Awards for the music. It also won Best Original Musical Score at one of the oldest festivals in the nation, the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee OK.
The film is still on the circuit, earning lead award winning actor Lukas Hassel a Best Actor nomination, took Best Drama Short in Austin, Texas at the Austin Revolution Film Festival. It’s also been chosen as a finalist in the Las Vegas Global Film Convention.
This summer Erin Laine wrote, and teamed up once again with Fred Zara Co-Directing a comedy episodic pilot called High Existence. The pilot episode of the show titled “Pee on It” will be hosting a one time only screening at the Athens Theatre in DeLand FL September 15th at 6pm. It will then begin its journey with hopes to create a full season.