“... a purity of style,

a remarkable sense of place and time, that seems long matured and yet

the beginning of something new and exciting

... the revelation of a new directing talent.”

- camera lucida

"from start to finish...

a work by a visionary artist" - fipresci

Erica Fae brings powerful, radical stories from history onto the stage and screen. Her first feature film as writer/director/producer/actor, To Keep the Light (on a woman lighthouse keeper in the 1860s) was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize (International Critics’ Prize/Mannheim), Best Director (Berlin Indp FF), Best of Show (BendFilm), Best Emerging Director (St. Louis Int’l FF), 2 Best Narrative Feature Awards (Ojai and Port Townsend festivals), and 2 Best Cinematography Awards (Woods Hole & Las Vegas festivals). It also screened at Vancouver Int’l Film Fest, and was nominated for festival prizes at Woodstock, Florida, Nashville, New Hampshire, Filmfest DC, and Salento (Italy).  She has also won Best Short and Best Actress prizes for her short, Christine 1403; and her play, Take What Is Yours (on suffragist Alice Paul) was named a Critics’ Pick in The New York Times and Backstage.  Her most recent play, Saved Again and by Him - based on Sarah Wakefield's 1860 memoir - premiered at the New Ohio, NYC.  She's taught at The Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Germany, has written on directing actors for Filmmaker Magazine, was a speaker at Sundance panel on filmmaking and social change, and is on the acting faculty at the Yale School of Drama.  To Keep the Light was picked up by Gravitas in US/Canada and Flix Premiere in UK/France, and is available on Amazon Prime.

on erica

“beautifully shot, building tension against the harsh landscape...

fae proves to be a true new talent...”

- nashville scene

"a truly exquisite film"

- vox magazine

for more on erica's first feature,

To Keep the Light,

visit www.tokeepthelight.com 


erica's current project, THE UTOPIANS,

was selected for a MOME finance lab in NYC, and is currently in development.

more coming soon.

“...virtuosic performance by erica fae... a mesmerizing storyteller and performer"

- huffington post

"... fae is excellent as the poised martyr

riveting... powerful"

- the new york times



Roles on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (recurring), Random Acts of Flyness, and Doll & Em. Other credits include: First Reformed, Synecdoche New York, The Savages, Little Children, Please Give, The Music Never Stops, Frank the Bastard, futurestates.tv's Hollow, FBI, Person of Interest, and Law & Order.  She also worked for a month as a rehearsal actress with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Charlie Kaufman on Synecdoche.  



Erica's original solo work includes A Girl Joan and Saved Again and by Him, and a 2-hander (co-written with Jill A. Samuels) Take What Is Yours.  Other credits include work with Martha Clarke (Vienna Lusthaus; Revisited, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hans Christian Andersen collectively at NYTW, The Kennedy Center, A.R.T., A.C.T., The Walker Arts Center), V. Gautier-Martin (Genoa 01/developed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill), Ripe Time (Fire Throws/Antigone, playing Antigone), and many others.


for acting & audio reels and/or full resume


hanhuandi@gmail.com or 212-581-7300

“like a shimmering light through the fog...

she delivers a layered and restrained performance,

deconstructing the inner workings of a strong, sensual and stoic woman

bumping up against the glass ceiling of her time.”- vancouver int’l ff

for info on screenings, performances, occasional private workshops

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