An adrenaline junkie who loves junk food, Erin was born in the US to immigrant parents from Taiwan and raised in New Jersey. She chased what she thought was the American Dream and worked on Wall Street before pursuing her passion for filmmaking. Her unique journey informs her films, which often explore the dark side of ambition.

A sci-fi filmmaker and fan, she won the Mary Shelley Award at Other Worlds Austin for directing Kepler X-47 and her original vision and world-building. Narrative films that Erin directed have been praised by Upworthy, Gizmodo, Vimeo (Staff Pick), SciFi Now, Huffington Post, Mitú, and curated by LACMA Young Directors Night, Killer Films, Comic-Con, Slamdance, Refinery 29New York Fashion Week, and SITGES.

Her latest project, The Beginning and the End of Everything, is a surreal fable about love and loss told through dance that is part of a film within the feature film AVIVA, selected to premiere at SXSW 2020.

Erin’s commercial work has been recognized by SHOOT and she’s repped by the Invisible Collective. Select clients include: Google, P&G, Citi, UCLA, (RED), Omaze, and General Electric.

Erin has held directing fellowships with the FOX Filmmakers Lab, AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and Film Independent Project Involve, among others. She shadowed producing director James Bamford on the last season of the CW series, ARROW. She’s represented by APA and Thruline for film and TV.

When Erin isn’t on set, she teaches directing at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. In addition, she mentors and teaches public middle school film students as part of the Latino Film Institute’s Youth Cinema Project.

Erin is bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) and enjoys traveling and short walks on the beach.


* FOX Filmmakers Lab
* CineStory
* AFI Directing Workshop for Women
* Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellowship
* Visual Communications Armed with a Camera Directing Fellowship
* The Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Virtual Reality Storytelling Day Lab
* ARC Center for Cultural Innovation Grant Recipient
* The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation Grant Recipient
* Panavision New Filmmakers Grant


* Upworthy
* Gizmodo
* Huffington Post
* Chinese World Journal
* Mitú
* Voto Latino
* Film Threat
* Angry Asian Man
* The World Journal
* Dual Pixels

* Variety
* Thompson on Hollywood
* Hollywood Reporter
* Indiewire
* Film School Rejects
* Mochi Magazine
* Cinema Assassin


* Mary Shelley Award Winner, Other Worlds Austin
* SHOOT New Directors Showcase
* The Scout, SourceECreative
* LACMA Young Directors Night
* Vimeo Staff Pick
* Vimeo Ladies with Lenses
* Refinery 29’s 29 Rooms, New York Fashion Week
* American Cinematheque

* Slamdance Film Festival
* SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
* Best Short Film, Geekie Award Nominee
* Golden Reel Nominee for Excellence in Short Film, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
* Hammer-to-Nail Finalist
* Los Angeles Film Festival
* Best Drama, Hammer Museum Open Projector Night
* Comic-Con
* Sci-Fi London
* Philip K. Dick Film Festival
* Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo


* Visual Communications – Guest Speaker, Digital Histories filmmaking class for seniors, Los Angeles
* Brooklyn Collaborative High School – Guest Speaker, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
* Film Independent, A Place Called Home – High School Directing Workshop Instructor, South Central LA
* AFI Directing Workshop for Women – Interviewer and Application Reviewer, Los Angeles
* Visual Communications – Digital Histories Guest Speaker, Los Angeles
* Los Angeles Film Festival – Future Filmmakers Advisor
* USC Science Film Competition – Judge
* DIGICOM – High School Narrative Film Festival Panelist, Palm Springs, CA
* New Roads – Elementary and Secondary School Screening, Los Angeles
* Film Independent & A Place Called Home – Movies in the Park Screening, South Central LA
* Girl Scouts – Directing Workshop Guest Speaker, New York, NY
* UCLA Screenwriting MFA Showcase – Judge
* Unicef – Skydived for charity in Queenstown, New Zealand
* Sponsors for Educational Opportunity – Volunteer/Mentor to high school scholars