Erica Eng is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. She wrote and directed "Americanized" based on her experiences growing up in Oakland and playing high school basketball. The short film earned a Vimeo Staff Pick and garnered 26 awards at festivals, including Bentonville Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and Cinequest, where it became Oscar-Qualified after winning "Best Narrative Short.”
Erica’s festival run continued with her next film “Off Fairfax,” which is a comedic-thriller that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and took home an Honorable Mention at Slamdance in the Episodic category. Then, Erica’s latest 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 is currently streaming on Disney+.
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 (CDDP). Since then, she has worked with Meta, BBDO, Google, The Many, and Procter & Gamble.
This year is shaping up to be her busiest year yet. As the winner of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, Erica will develop her first narrative feature with the support of The Academy of Motion Pictures, in partnership with the luxury brand CHANEL. Additionally, Erica will direct an episode of a multi-camera drama for ABC as a Disney Entertainment Television Directing Fellow.
Erica’s combined background in cinematography and dance influences the rhythm and energy behind her visual style. Inspired by her Oakland roots, Erica is an emotional storyteller who creates work that reflects the diverse community in which she grew up.