Erica Eng is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based in Los Angeles. Her commercial work has been recognized as AdAge’s “Editor’s Pick” and “Pick of the Week.” She was selected for SHOOT Magazine’s New Directors Showcase and the Commercial Directors Diversity Program – a fellowship partnered with the DGA and AICP. Since then, Erica has directed content for Facebook, Verizon, Bank of America, and Procter & Gamble.
Aside from commercial directing, Erica’s film “Americanized” based on her experiences playing high school basketball took home 16 awards including the “Young Cineastes Award” at Palm Springs International ShortFest, “Best Short Film” at Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival, and became qualified for the 2022 Oscars after winning “Best Dramatic Short” at Cinequest. Erica was recently hand-selected for Disney’s Launchpad Shorts Incubator program where she will be mentored by executives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm as she directs a coming-of-age ghost story for Disney+. And her next short film “Off Fairfax” about three friends who try to solve the murder of a famous American rapper will be premiering at Tribeca in June 2022.
Inspired by her Oakland roots, Erica creates work that reflects the diverse community in which she grew up. Her combined background in cinematography and dance influences the rhythm and energy behind her emotional storytelling. Through her character-driven films, Erica focuses on dramatic stories that explore cross-cultural relationships and self-discovery.