Native Hawaiian filmmaker Erin Lau has dedicated her life to creating stories exploring empathy, redemption, and legacy. Since graduating from Chapman University's MFA program, Erin has continued her growth through opportunities with the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Studios, MTV, Points North Institute, Powderkeg’s Break The Room, Nia Tero, Film Independent’s Project Involve program and Episodic Directors Intensive. Through her past work with Jubilee Media, she has also directed branded content for Google, Netflix, SK-II, and Always.
Erin's short films have screened in over 50 festivals across the world. Her Chapman thesis THE MOON AND THE NIGHT received support from the 2017 Sundance Native Lab and was shortlisted for the Student BAFTA awards. The film was later licensed by the Criterion Channel.
With the support of Film Independent’s Project Involve program, Erin was able to direct her next movie, ALL I EVER WANTED, which won Best Comedy at the 2022 Hollyshorts Film Festival. Her latest film INHERITANCE was also supported by Tribeca Studios, Netflix, and Gold House through the Future Gold Film Fellowship. It recently premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and won the Oscar-Qualifying Hawaiʻi Best Short Award at the 42nd Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.
Erin is now a semi-finalist for the 2023-24 NBCU LAUNCH TV Directors Program & Female Forward. Through the program, she received intensive training from veteran TV directors Mary Lou Belli and Bethany Rooney.
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