DIRECTOR • PRODUCER • WRITER
Raised in the quiet valley of Kahaluʻu on Oʻahu, Native Hawaiian filmmaker Erin Lau fell in love with the medium in middle school, while filming concerts and public access TV commercials for her father's Hawaiian music non-profit. After completing her Bachelors at the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaiʻi, Erin worked as a videographer and editor for a Hawaiian grass-roots news and documentary company, ʻŌiwi TV. She later moved to Los Angeles after receiving a full-ride merit scholarship from Chapman University, where she completed her MFA in Directing in 2018. During her education, she was selected as a Sundance Native Lab fellow for her most recent film The Moon and The Night. After the film was shortlisted for the 2018 student BAFTAs, Erin signed with the United Talent Agency (UTA) and LINK Entertainment.
She then shifted her attention from short films to episodic content after shadowing Emmy-Award Winning TV directors Gail Mancuso and Rob Corn. This led her to participate in Powderkeg’s Break The Room Hawaii writers' room, where she helped in the development of Seven Bucks Productions’ Quibi show Last Resort. Now, by day, Erin works as a Senior Producer-Director for digital media company, Jubilee Media, creating content for their 5+ million subscribers. She has directed videos for the channel that have gained over a million views, as well as produced content for large brand sponsorships, including SK-II Global Skincare Brand, Kiwi Botanicals, and Always feminine products. By night, she is developing and writing content inspired by her family, heritage, and the socio-economic issues that plague indigenous communities.