Screenwriter and Director
Erin is an American screenwriter and director from New York, based in London. Slingshot is producing her directorial debut SELF-STORAGE, a love story of jazz standards with Rebecca Hall attached. Jazz pianist Diana Krall is doing the music with Larry Klein producing the soundtrack. River Bend, Red River Pictures, Mark Harris Productions and Serendipity Point are co-producing.
Erin wrote and directed a short film, THE RING CYCLE, a comedy of pain which stars Natalie Dormer and Emun Elliott , produced by Yasmin Rais. It recently screened at the Stony Brook Film Festival and DC Shorts and will compete as one of ten shorts for the fiction prize at This Is England.
Erin also directed The Londonist for Saatchi + Saatchi’s digital Toyota Positive campaign last year.
She wrote THE FATHER OF MY CHILD, an edgy romantic comedy, as part of the prestigious Writers’ Training Scheme. Her romantic comedy 100 WEDDINGS is in development with Working Title/Wildgaze Films. She has had film and tv projects commissioned by Wall to Wall, BBC Films, the UK Film Council, Hart Sharp, Ecosse, Celador, Forward Films, and Finola Dwyer Productions.
Erin wrote and directed a short film, BAD BOSSES GO TO HELL (1997), which was produced by New York-based Killer Films and 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 has been one of its best-selling shorts off-line and in the top ten on its web site.
Erin’s background is in documentaries, and she has been a producer and/or writer for programs on Adolf Hitler, The Black Panthers, Groucho Marx, the Watergate break-in, Brigitte Bardot, and George Wallace for ABC, the Arts and Entertainment Network and CBS. She also wrote and produced Cokie Roberts’ I is for Italy segment for ABC’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning Millennium broadcast. For many years, Erin was also a member of The V-Girls, a New York-based comic performance group. The V-Girls performed at universities, museums, and galleries across the U.S. and in Europe and were recently featured in Take It Or Leave It at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In addition, she wrote and directed four plays and several award-winning art videos.