DFFO 21 Film - Americanized
Erica is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her film "Americanized" screened at Atlanta Film Festival, Cleveland International, and Urbanworld among others. The film based on her experiences playing high school basketball premiered on Vimeo's Short of the Week and took home 18 awards including Palm Springs International ShortFest (Young Cineastes Award), Bentonville Film Festival (Best Short Film), Best Local Film (Drunken Film Festival Oakland), and the Oscar-qualifying award at Cinequest (Best Dramatic Short).
Recently, Erica became one out of six directors 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+. Also, her latest film "Off Fairfax" is touring the festival circuit after its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.
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.