Erica Liu is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She participated in the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women. Her films have screened at AFI Fest, Clermont-Ferrand and Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest, among other festivals. SPRINGTIME received the Crystal Heart Award at Heartland Film Festival and aired on public television nationwide via KQED and affiliate stations. THE DISAPPOINTMENT TOUR received a Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation grant. Erica is currently incubating her first feature, THE MUSHROOMERS, which was a finalist of the 2017 NYU Sloan Feature Film Award and recipient of the 2018 SFFILM Sloan Science in Film Fellowship.
Erica earned her MFA from NYU Tisch and spent five years working and shooting throughout Asia. Before finding filmmaking, Erica manned a food truck in Thailand, took the LSATs, worked in a photography studio, sold calendars at gas stations and designed wedding stationery—all of which she’s chalked up as grist for the storytelling mill.