Cohen Gardner Law
Jeff B. Cohen
Erin Li 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.
Erin's narrative films have been praised by Upworthy, Gizmodo, Vimeo (Staff Pick), SciFi Now, Mitú, and curated by LACMA Young Directors Night, Killer Films, Comic-Con, Slamdance, Refinery 29, and SITGES. She won the Mary Shelley Award at Other Worlds Austin for directing Kepler X-47 and her original vision and world-building.
Her latest project, The Beginning and the End of Everything, is a surreal fable about love and loss told through dance – a film within the feature film AVIVA — and was selected to premiere at SXSW 2020.
For commercials, Erin is on the director roster of Invisible Collective, and she recently directed a #StopAsianHate spot for Citigroup and campaign for P&G. Other clients include: Google, UCLA, (RED), Omaze, and GE.
Erin has held directing fellowships with the FOX Filmmakers Lab, AFI DWW, and Film Independent Project Involve. She also shadowed producing director James Bamford on the CW series, ARROW.
When not on set, Erin teaches at Chapman University and mentors with the Latino Film Institute's Youth Cinema Project. Erin is also bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) and enjoys traveling and short walks on the beach.