Erin Macpherson Films
ABOUT ERIN MACPHERSON
I am a Masters student at DocNomads, studying Documentary Film Directing. My passion for filmmaking stems from my desire to be didactic. I use film as a medium for social activism, hoping to ignite my viewers' desire for equality and compassion through my work. My goal with my visual storytelling is to create and share stories that matter in this world. And I hope that, in some small way, I make a difference.
SHORT FILMS & MUSIC VIDEOS
April 2020 - present
VIDEO & VFX EDITOR
(THE FRANKE PROGRAM IN SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES, YALE UNIVERSITY)
Involved in the creation of online educational science videos for their LearningByDoing channel.
July 2018 - present
Online web series that shares the stories of successful queer artists in South Africa.
August 2018 - March 2020
MID VIDEO PRODUCER
Involved the production of short video content for online courses in collaboration with international universities. These include UCT, LSE, MIT, UCBerkeley, and YALE.
Responsibilities include producing (pre-production); cinematography, gaffer, and sound recording (production); and editing and colour-grading (post-production).
MIT MAC Bloomies Best Course of the Year Award 2018.
Yale GBP Highest NPS Score at 2U (81.82%).
August 2017 - June 2020
Voice dubbing for a variety of television and film productions.
February 2018 - July 2018
JUNIOR EDITOR AND PRODUCER
Involved in the production of a variety of documentary and fiction films.
February 2018 - July 2018
RESARCHER AND VFX EDITOR
Involved in the production of a documentary short, "Scenes From A Dry City".
Directed by Simon Wood and Francois Verster.
Produced by Field of Vision.
Winner of Best Mini Documentary at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2019
Winner of the World Press Photo Online Video of the Year of the 2020 Storytelling Contest
Critics' Choice Award at Druk International Film Festival 2019
Shortlisted for IDA Awards
Screened at AFI Docs 2019, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2019, and HotDocs 2019.
February 2017 - December 2017
(UCT AND STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY)
Honours thesis film, "The Water Dancers".
Winner of Best Student Film for South African Film and Television Awards 2019
Broadcast on DSTV Channel 263.
Screened at RapidLion 2019, "Les Nuits en Or & Ekotopfilm" 2019.
Screened at DIFF 2018, Jozi Film Festival 2018, Cape Town International Film Market and Festival 2018, International Green Film Festival 2018, and Science Film Festival 2018.
March 2016 - September 2017
Head writer of anti-bullying PSA campaign.
Screened on DSTV Channel 219 and OVHD Channel 134.
May 2016 - November 2016
CINEMATOGRAPHER AND EDITOR
Undergraduate thesis film, "There's Still Good".
Winner of Best Sound at LGBT Toronto Film Festival 2019.
Screened at Outfest Los Angeles 2019 and Milkbusch International Short Film Festival 2019.
Screened at DIFF 2017, Jozi Fim Festival 2017, and Our City Film Project Festival 2017.
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Slide through to see my entrepreneurial work.
An episode from Queerly, (an online queer web-series) featuring Al Clapper, a vocal artist and the lead singer of Soul-Hop band, Androgenius. The episode explores Al's gender expression and euphoria, and his belief that one's voice may be the most honest instrument.
IS THERE ANYBODY THERE?
A short documentary which tells the story of how the shocking loss of a mother’s husband spirals her toward alcoholism and depression, isolating her from family and friends and prompting her children to become the new parents of the household.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Colourist.
A poetic music video visualising the physical and emotional weight of depression.
Lyricist, Director, Cinematographer, Editor.
A short experimental film that captures the dreams of a 19th century woman who longs for freedom from the grasps of patriarchal control.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor