2015 Guest Speaker – Erin Brown
Erin Brown is a director/producer/editor who has worked in one of several capacities on projects with Selena Gomez, Eminem, Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, The Olsen Twins, Casey Wilson, Tony Hale, Andy Richter, Reggie Watts, & SNL’s Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett. Her work in FILM and TELEVISION has taken her across the United States and around the globe. COMMERCIAL clients have included the United States Marine Corp, the J. Walter Thompson ad agency, Interscope Records, Universal Label, Radio Disney, Belvedere Vodka, and Nestle.
Over the last year, Erin directed three short films entering the festival circuit: Hotwire, an action short film starring Teri Reeves (Chicago Fire); Chasing Hayes, a small town love story starring Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance); and Wildman Athletica, showcasing the aerial silks talents of Christa B. Allen (Revenge) and Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars). Bellisario and Erin are also in development on multiple narrative projects.
Erin is currently in production on Adopted: The Original Series, a comedy in the vein of Modern Family. Some of the cast includes Erika Christensen (Parenthood, Traffic, Swimfan), Doug Jones (Pans Labrynth, Falling Skys, Hellboy), and Ashley Argota (The Fosters, True Jackson VP).
Additionally, Erin is currently writing Nicole, a feature film which she will direct. Nicole can be described as Her meets Being John Other notable directing credits include “Courage Is” which was picked up by ABC Family for broadcast nationwide and the visually haunting, “Once Upon A Dream.” Her work in music videos has won awards in several international festivals and has been featured on MTVu and vh1.com, shooting indie artists to the front of public attention.