Just as her family served Hawaiʻi through their talents, Native Hawaiian filmmaker Erin Lau wanted to elevate her community through film. The UH Mānoa ACM alum was selected as a Sundance Native Lab fellow for her Chapman University MFA thesis film, The Moon and the Night. The award-winning film went on to screen in over 30 festivals, including being short-listed for the 2018 Student BAFTA awards and licensed by the Criterion Channel.
Since graduation, Erin has signed with the United Talent Agency and continued her growth through fellowships with the Sundance Indigenous Institute, Film Independent’s Project Involve, Unlock Her Potential, Points North Institute, Nia Tero, and Powderkeg’s Break The Room. Over the past three years, she has worked as a Senior Producer-Director for Jubilee Media, where her videos accumulated over 130 million views.
Through this work she was also given the opportunity to develop empathy-forward content for brands including Google, Netflix, and Always. She now works as a freelance producer and director, while developing projects inspired by her family and home.