Erica is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her film “Americanized” based on her experiences playing high school basketball took home 25 awards 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 hit the festival circuit, playing at Slamdance and HollyShorts after premiering at Tribeca Film Festival. Meanwhile, Erica’s next film “The Ghost” (produced by Disney’s Launchpad Shorts Incubator program, alongside Executives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) is a coming-of-age drama/horror that will release on the Disney+ platform in 2023.
Aside from narrative directing, Erica’s 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 Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. Since then, Erica has directed content for Facebook, Verizon, Bank of America, and Procter & Gamble.
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 visual storytelling.