Hi, I’m Erin!
I’m a director, editor + producer with a passion for projects that tell stories about resilience - fiction or nonfiction. I graduated from American University with degrees in Film & Media Arts and Marketing. I’ve worked with clients like Ogilvy, Under Armour, Capital One, Sony, Hilton, Ciena, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ABC, and various creative and advertising agencies. Upon graduation, I received the AU School of Communication Woman of the Year Award and an International Reporting Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center to support my first feature film, This Little Land of Mines, a documentary about 80 million unexploded American bombs in Laos. In two years, I fundraised, designed, branded, marketed, hired crew, applied for grants, wrote, researched, directed, produced, financed, edited, and completed my debut feature documentary which premiere to a sold out crowd in Washington, D.C. in July 2019 and went on to play in various festivals including Mill Valley. My first short documentary, Southern Sustainability, premiered in July 2018. In August 2019, I won the Clio Prize for Visualizing History/Advancement for Women in Film at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. I currently live in Baltimore with my fiancé (Michael) and puppy (Olive) and work as a freelance director/editor on the east coast (but love to travel). Hire me to work on your project!
I’ve visited 25+ countries
I’m the youngest of six children
I studied wine in Scotland (brief quarter-life crisis)
I have three tattoos:
Picasso’s illustration of his dachshund, Lump, on my arm
+ a sister tattoo on my ankle
+ Lao script for the phrase “bo pen yang” which means “no problem!”
I love airplane food
I do martial arts (currently a 3rd gup in taekwondo)
Narrative film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Documentary film: Searching for Sugarman
Story: Avatar: the Last Airbender
Band: Fleet Foxes
Score Composer: I can’t pick, so here are my top five (in no particular order) - Alexandre Desplat, Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, Ramin Djawadi, Jeremy Zuckerman.
Book: The Alchemist / Bossypants