I’m passionate about telling stories that help us make sense of our present…and our past. That make you think and feel. While wanting to know what happens next. I love crafting strong visuals and working with actors to elicit powerful authentic performances. So far, I've directed a car chase, a dance scene, worked with a fight choreographer, a striptease choreographer, low loaders, children, horses…and many guns.
Erin is an Emmy-winning American screenwriter and director from New York, based in London.
Recently, Erin directed two feature-length documentaries about high-profile international stories that grabbed headlines about race in America, IMPACT OF HATE: CHARLOTTESVILLE and THE BALLAD OF BOTHAM JEAN, both for October Films / Investigation Discovery.
Erin wrote and directed the short film, THE RING CYCLE, a comedy of pain that stars Natalie Dormer (GAME OF THRONES), financed with seed money from Working Title. The short played in festivals internationally and has sold to STV in Sweden, Short Shorts in Japan (theatrical), Virgin Airlines, NBC Universal in Italy, Condé Nast/Glamour in the US/Canada and Shot TV in Russia. The short played at London’s Genesis Cinema as part of an evening of Cinesisters’ comedy shorts.
She has written dramatic musicals for Monumental Films and BBC Films--A PLACE FOR US and QUEEN OF THE DEEP. For Working Title/Wildgaze, Finola Dwyer Productions and the prestigious Writers Training Scheme, Erin has written original romantic comedies--100 WEDDINGS, GROUP HUG and THE FATHER OF MY CHILD.
She has written an original road comedy for Forward Films—SHOOT AND RUN--and a comedy of manners for BBC Films--MIND THE GAP. She has also written projects for Hart Sharp, Ecosse, Celador and Wall to Wall.
Erin also directed THE LONDONIST for Saatchi + Saatchi’s digital Toyota Positive campaign.
Erin directed documentaries about RODNEY KING and PATTY HEARST for October Films/Investigation Discovery. She has also written and directed six true-crime drama docs for Blast!/Investigation Discovery…BE MY SAVIOR, THE NIGHT SHIFT, THE SUM OF LOVE and LOSING MY RELIGION for the series Forbidden. And IN THE CARDS and NEVER LET DIE for the series Blood Runs Cold. Discovery ID goes to 85 million US households and 220 countries.
Erin wrote and directed a short film, BAD BOSSES GO TO HELL, which was produced by New York-based Killer Films and played in over twenty festivals internationally. It was sold to the Independent Film Channel/Bravo, Film Four in the UK, Cinefil Imagica in Japan, HBO Latin America, SBS in Australia, Canal Plus in France, British Airways and Air France. Distributed by Atomshockwave, the short was one of its best-selling shorts off-line and in the top ten on its web site.
For many years, Erin was also a member of The V-Girls, a comic performance group. The V-Girls performed at museums, galleries and universities across the U.S. and in Europe. Recently, videos of their work have been featured in shows at REDCAT (2017), CCA Wattis Institute for the Contemporary Arts (2016), Ateliers Ouverts at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Paris (2015) and Take It Or Leave It at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2014).
She also wrote and directed Cokie Roberts’ I is for Italy segment for ABC’s Millennium broadcast and won an Emmy. In addition, she has written and directed four plays and several award-winning art videos.