Erica Milsom is an award-winning writer/director/editor with a talent for telling heartfelt stories in a wide variety of mediums. Erica’s latest short film, LOOP, an animated film about two kids adrift on a lake searching for a way to connect, will release in January 2020 on Disney+ as part of Pixar’s SparkShorts program. LOOP will not be Erica’s only contributions on Disney+, as she is co-creator and director on the non-fiction series INSIDE PIXAR, releasing in the Spring of 2020.
In 2017 Erica’s first fiction film, SO MUCH YELLOW, a period piece set in the 1960s about a road trip that changed one family’s life forever, hit the festival circuit taking home the Austin Film Festival Audience Award as well as many other awards in festivals across the country. In 2019, Erica was selected for the Ryan Murphy Half Foundation Mentorship Program, recently completing a stint on Fox’s LONESTAR 911, shadowing Jennifer Lynch. In 2016 her pilot project, DIANA AND THE CAKE BOYS, won the notice of IFP and was included in their Screen Forward Lab and Film Week in New York City. And in 2015, she directed a feature documentary, SNOW DAY – LIFE, DEATH, AND SKIING, about a group of senior skiers whose dedication to the sport and their friendship proves that adventure is truly ageless.
Before her career in film, Erica worked with youth and adults in non-formal education around the globe.
Set in Northern California in the late sixties, So Much Yellow is a short, dramatic film about a young girl and the family road trip that changes her life forever. Inspired by true stories, this film depicts the difficult decision one family makes to institutionalize their young son who has Down syndrome.