Erica Eng is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her film “Americanized,” based on her experiences growing up in Oakland and playing high school basketball, earned a Vimeo Staff Pick and garnered 26 awards at festivals including Palm Springs International ShortFest, Bentonville Film Festival, and the Oscar-qualifying award at Cinequest.
Erica’s latest film “Off Fairfax” is a comedic mystery-thriller that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and took home an Honorable Mention at Slamdance for “Best Episodic.” Meanwhile, Erica’s next film “The Ghost”, produced by Disney’s Launchpad alongside Executives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, is a coming-of-age drama/horror that premiered at HollyShorts and will be distributed on the Disney+ platform this year.
Aside from narrative directing, Erica’s commercial work has been featured in Shots, Muse by Clio, and 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 Meta, Verizon, Bank of America, and Procter & Gamble.
Erica’s work combines rich visuals with emotional storytelling. Her background in cinematography and dance influences the rhythm and energy behind her style. Inspired by her Oakland roots, Erica creates stories that reflect the diverse community in which she grew up.