Cohen Gardner Law
Jeff B. Cohen
An adrenaline junkie who loves junk food, Erin was born in the US to immigrant parents from Taiwan and raised in New Jersey. She chased what she thought was the American Dream and worked on Wall Street before pursuing her passion for filmmaking. Her unique journey informs her films, which often explore the dark side of ambition.
A sci-fi filmmaker and fan, she won the Mary Shelley Award for directing Kepler X-47 and her original vision and world-building. Narrative films that Erin directed have been praised by Upworthy, Gizmodo, Vimeo (Staff Pick), SciFi Now, Huffington Post, Mitú, and curated by LACMA Young Directors Night, Killer Films, Comic-Con, Slamdance, Refinery 29, New York Fashion Week, and SITGES.
Her short film, THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF EVERYTHING, was set to premiere as a film within the feature, AVIVA, at SXSW. The film, a fable about love and loss told through dance, will now premiere on Free the Work in June.
As a commercial director, Erin’s work has been recognized by SHOOT and Free the Work. She’s on the director roster of We Are Invisible. Select clients include: Omaze, (RED), Lets.Give, Call of Duty, and General Electric.
Erin has held directing fellowships with the FOX Filmmakers Lab, AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and Film Independent Project Involve. She recently shadowed producing director James Bamford on the CW series, ARROW.