Erica Derrickson  /  Boston Actress | Photographer
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Erica Derrickson

Actress | Photographer
Boston

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Passionate about film and collaboration. In pursuit of excellence. Dedicated follower of the Make it Happen philosophy

Latest Win

Melt wins Audience Award at SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival — 05/02/2014

Erica Derrickson stars in Melt as a glamorous starlet with a heart of gold. Watch the 25 min film at http://bit.ly/WatchMelt

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Melt - dark car scene FULL - starring Erica Derrickson & Christian Thom...

Melt - dark car scene FULL - starring Erica Derrickson & Christian Thom

This is a scene from Melt, starring Erica Derrickson & Christian Thom, two strangers who learn a lesson about giving and receiving. Watch the full 25 min film at http://bit.ly/WatchMelt

Erica Derrickson's Acting Reel...

Erica Derrickson's Acting Reel

Watch the 2 min acting demo reel of actress Erica Derrickson. Follow Erica on Twitter at @ericadactress

Charlie Flannery Presents Erica Derrickson...

Charlie Flannery Presents Erica Derrickson

Ms Erica Derrickson , Actor and Photographer, joins Charlie Flannery for a discussion of the Boston Scene.

Erica Derrickson in "Rafi Baby" Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2012...

Erica Derrickson in "Rafi Baby" Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2012

Written and Directed by Christine Yuan Produced by Christine Yuan Starring Dylan Djoen, Erica Derrickson, and Setya Djoen Director of Photography: Mark Leste...

Erica Derrickson in Ion's "RoadRocker" commercial...

Erica Derrickson in Ion's "RoadRocker" commercial

Interview: Penny...

Interview: Penny

BYGONES - Preview...

BYGONES - Preview

Erica Derrickson in "Melt" Trailer...

Erica Derrickson in "Melt" Trailer

If everything that defined you were suddenly gone, who would you become?

A single father, Jonah, struggles in the face of a hopeless future for his children. But when a starlet offers help, how will his life change?

Written and Directed by Chaz Sutherland
In Association with Stories by the River

Erica Derrickson in "Melt" Car Scene...

Erica Derrickson in "Melt" Car Scene

Watch Erica play famous movie star Lizza Von Trose, a character inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Princess Di, Jackie O, and Penny Lane. Playing opposite NYC actor Christina Thom, "Melt" is directed by Chaz Sutherland of Crearc Society in association with Stories by the River. The full version is available to rent or own on http://www.storiesbytheriver.org

Erica Derrickson in "Not Alone"...

Erica Derrickson in "Not Alone"

Music video for the song "Not Alone" by Tiffany Wilson and Ben Florio Directed by Micaela Mielniczenko Photographed by Scott Ray With Nick Apostolides Kate Franz Erica Derrickson

Erica Derrickson in "Love and Magic"...

Erica Derrickson in "Love and Magic"

Accepted into the SNOB Film Festival 2012!
Winner of 48 Hour Film Project "Best Picture"

Made for the 2012, NH 48 hour film project. Genre: Romance Character: Doug or Donna Dupin, water tester Prop: Scarf Line: It's been a long, long time. News C...

Headshot by Eric Snyder | Erica Derrickson
Headshot by Eric Snyder
by Erez Cohen, NYC  | Erica Derrickson
by Erez Cohen, NYC
Erica the Traveler | Erica Derrickson
Erica the Traveler
June 2012 Headshot, by Michel Bekhazi NYC | Erica Derrickson
June 2012 Headshot, by Michel Bekhazi NYC
"Melt" starring Erica Derrickson
Mes Levres | Erica Derrickson
Mes Levres
Headshot by Eric Snyder | Erica Derrickson
Headshot by Eric Snyder
Lizza's Magazine Cover | Erica Derrickson
Lizza's Magazine Cover
Headshot by Eric Snyder | Erica Derrickson
Headshot by Eric Snyder
film shoot | Erica Derrickson
film shoot
The Dream Dreams the Dreamer | Erica Derrickson
The Dream Dreams the Dreamer
Lizza Von Trose | Erica Derrickson
Lizza Von Trose
car shot | Erica Derrickson
car shot
At the MA Indie Film Fest 2012 | Erica Derrickson
At the MA Indie Film Fest 2012
Headshot by Eric Snyder | Erica Derrickson
Headshot by Eric Snyder
Headshot May 2012 | Erica Derrickson
Headshot May 2012
Ka!powerful | Erica Derrickson
Ka!powerful
Tanjong Beach | Erica Derrickson
Tanjong Beach
Blue Eyes in Singapore | Erica Derrickson
Blue Eyes in Singapore
Lizza on Set | Erica Derrickson
Lizza on Set
New York | Erica Derrickson
New York
Dreaming | Erica Derrickson
Dreaming
Melt Callbacks | Erica Derrickson
Melt Callbacks
Melt Callbacks 2 | Erica Derrickson
Melt Callbacks 2
Rajah's Beach | Erica Derrickson
Rajah's Beach
Cambodia | Erica Derrickson
Cambodia
Rafi Baby | Erica Derrickson
Rafi Baby
The Stranger | Erica Derrickson
The Stranger
Merci Michel | Erica Derrickson
Merci Michel
On set shooting
On set shooting "Subscription"
Little Erica | Erica Derrickson
Little Erica
Erica as a Brunette | Erica Derrickson
Erica as a Brunette
Milk Studios | Erica Derrickson
Milk Studios
Vogue | Erica Derrickson
Vogue
On set of
On set of "Subscription"
Erica in New York | Erica Derrickson
Erica in New York
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Erica Derrickson  /  Boston Actress | Photographer

Short bio:

Erica Derrickson is an award winning actress and photographer at the center of the growing film industry in New England, also known as Hollywood East. Erica’s film credits range from national blockbusters like THE HEAT in which she appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, to numerous leading roles in independent films like Melt and Rafi Baby, the latter of which was selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

Off camera, Erica’s efforts remain focused on advancing her own career while also on helping those around her. She is the creator and moderator of Hollywood East Actors Group, a grassroots film organization she founded in 2012 to cultivate community within the growing the New England film industry. As of May 2014, HEA’s membership had risen to more than 8,500 people and is widely considered one of the premier film networking organizations in New England.

Erica works for herself professionally as a photographer specializing in headshots, catering to the acting and business community in Boston. Her photography studio is located in Charlestown, MA and doubles as the home of the popular New England Actors Workshop classes with instructor Richard C Bailey, with whom Erica is currently training.


Longer bio:

Erica Derrickson is an actress and professional photographer based in Boston. Born the daughter of U.S. foreign service officers, Erica spent her formative years living in various cities across the globe including New Delhi, Paris, Singapore, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles and most recently Boston. While some might call it disorienting, this journey also bestowed upon Erica a dynamic range of experiences and unique perspectives required to be an actress.

In early 2012, Erica’s lifelong yearning to act mixed with an anxiety stemming from the existential ache of an unhappy job finally propelled this future rising star into the local New England film scene. With the work ethic of a true New Englander Erica never looked back, quickly landing roles in everything from regional independent films like MELT to national blockbusters like THE HEAT, in which she appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

In conjunction with her bourgeoning acting career, Erica has also taken it upon herself to breathe new life into Boston’s acting and filmmaking scene by founding the Hollywood East Actors’ Group. Not surprisingly to those who know her, she’s done it all with a philosophy rooted in giving. By instituting cultural guidelines conducive to productive relationships coupled with offline networking events and industry workshops, the Hollywood East Actor’s Group with its 6,500+ members has evolved into a thriving, collaborative organization that has given birth to countless new synergistic connections, all under Erica’s attentive leadership. As a testament to its success and popularity the group’s recent one year anniversary party at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge was attended by over 400 local film industry members including Chris Byers of The New England Studios in Devens, MA.

When she’s not involved in film and community efforts Erica works for herself as a professional photographer and occasional graphic designer based in Charlestown MA, where she has recently opened her own studio in a local collective entrepreneurial workspace called Foundry24. The new studio space also doubles as Boston’s new home for acting training with the New England Actors Workshop, conservatory style acting training lead by Richard Bailey, a passionate artist who is committed to creating an environment where dedicated artists can grow. Overall the motto of their studio’s battle cry is dual: “Together We Rise” and “Make Good Art.”

Erica’s story is still just beginning, but there are many lessons to be learned from it already. For one, creating your own destiny is not just a saying. It is put into action by the ambitious among us every day. Secondly, a rising tide lifts all boats, as evidenced by the new energy Erica has been able to inject into the Boston acting scene in just over a year.

To watch Erica’s acting demo reel visit http://www.presskit.to/erica and to explore or inquire about her photography business visit http://www.ericaseye.com.


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May 02, 2014

award

Melt wins Audience Award at SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
Melt wins Audience Award at SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival

Erica Derrickson stars in Melt as a glamorous starlet with a heart of gold. Watch the 25 min film at http://bit.ly/WatchMelt

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Jan 24, 2014

milestone

'Residual' selected to screen at The River Film Festival
'Residual' selected to screen at The River Film Festival

A mysterious sci-fi story that explores death and memory, a puzzle to be solved. This is 'Residual'.

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Jan 16, 2014

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Erica appears in The Boston Globe
Erica appears in The Boston Globe

Actor Erica Derrickson, of Charlestown, Mass., poses for a photo with writer/director John Stimpson at the IMAGINE magazine's "Immaginnaire" Awards Gala in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, where Derrickson received IMAGINE's "Shooting Star" award.

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Dec 07, 2013

appearance

Erica invited to speak at the Self Marketing & Social Media panel hosted by the Massachusetts Production Coalition
Erica invited to speak at the Self Marketing & Social Media panel hosted by the Massachusetts Production Coalition

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Oct 25, 2013

milestone

"Forrest Greene" Selected to Screen at the Mississippi Int'l Film Festival

Sep 26, 2013

credit

Filmed THE TILLINGHAST NIGHTMARE
Filmed THE TILLINGHAST NIGHTMARE

Erica realized her lifelong dream of playing a grave crawler in a historical documentary featuring tales of vampirism in Rhode Island

Sep 01, 2013

milestone

"Subscription" selected to screen at 2013 Online New England Film Festival

Cambridge, MA. Home to Harvard and MIT. Birthplace of breakthrough technologies. Gates and Microsoft. Zuckerberg and Facebook. Who’s next? What’s next? Enter Becker and Subscription. Entrepreneur Ian Becker builds Subscription, “an interactive platform that controls the world,” trapping a young girl, Molly Dineen, in his futuristic social network that enables participants to subscribe to human beings. But, when subscribership grows and revenue pours in, what becomes of Molly? http://www.newenglandfilm.com/festival/2013/subscription

Jun 28, 2013

milestone

Erica's principal role in The Heat debuts
Erica's principal role in The Heat debuts

Erica plays a troublemaking hooker on the streets of Roxbury MA opposite Tony Hale (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Melissa McCarthy (BRIDESMAIDS, IDENTITY THIEF)

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Jun 20, 2013

premiere

THE HEAT premieres in Boston
THE HEAT premieres in Boston

Jun 03, 2013

premiere

Erica appears on TV! On DiscoveryID in WHITEY BULGER: THE MAKING OF A MONSTER
Erica appears on TV! On DiscoveryID in WHITEY BULGER: THE MAKING OF A MONSTER

May 30, 2013

appearance

Erica Appears on the John Fahey Show

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Apr 17, 2013

premiere

Erica Derrickson's Acting Reel premieres!

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Dec 19, 2012

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"Lights, Camera, Action At Shrewsbury Home"

The Shrewsbury Daily Voice visit Erica and the set of RESIDUAL

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Nov 12, 2012

milestone

Erica lands a feature article in IMAGINE magazine's November issue featuring
Erica lands a feature article in IMAGINE magazine's November issue featuring "Women Who Work in the Industry"

Erica Derrickson was one of nine female filmmakers in New England to be profiled in Imagine Magazine's November issue featuring "Women Who Work in the Industry" http://emag.imaginenews.com//index.aspx?issue=issue48

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Nov 11, 2012

milestone

Erica has TWO films screen at the 2012 SNOB Film Festival

"Subscription" directed by Norman Lang and "Love and Magic" by Wicked Sick Productions are official selections of the 2012 SNOB Film Festival!

Jun 13, 2012

award

"Love and Magic" Winner of the 2012 New Hampshire 'Audience Award'

In this New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Erica plays a sexy comic book store assassin wielding a samurai sword These were the film constraints: Genre: Romance Character: Doug or Donna Dupin, water tester Prop: Scarf Line: It's been a long, long time.

May 12, 2012

milestone

"Rafi Baby" selected to screen at Cannes Film Festival

The 8-minute film follows a young boy through the wild sprawl of LA Chinatown. Rafi leaves his mother in a mischievous attempt at independence and meets a stranger who mistakenly helps guide him back home. http://www.tft.ucla.edu/2012/05/rafi-baby-on-the-riviera/

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