Hey, I'm Erika!

Manhattan, New York

  I believe being an artist is all about collaborating and giving back.

It's extremely important to me to not only foster my own growth, but the growth of other likeminded artists as well.  At Shakedown Productions, directing and producing content is my main goal, but

I have experience in assistant directing, production management, location scouting, production design, art department and props. I value and encourage my collaborator's artistic goals and visions.

www.ShakedownProductions.com

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Los Aliens

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Sci-Fi

A migrant family attempts a desert crossing. Border Patrol moves in. An alien intervenes.

80%

This project got the green light!

MURDERVILLE

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Crime

An absurd mockumentary where two true crime obsessed women play detective when girls start disappearing in their quaint small town.

118%

This project got the green light!

Narrow

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A woman must confront her demons in a post-apocalyptic world where survival means never stepping off the narrow path across the land.

134%

This project got the green light!

Call the Sandman

New York City, New York Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Two lonely people who were once in a relationship seek the help of the Sandman Corp. to relive their fondest shared memories.

90%

This project got the green light!

Together Film Project

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Abused single mother Kate attempts to provide a normal childhood for her eight year old son, Jack, while hiding in a motel from her abuser.

100%

This project got the green light!

Seven Fishes

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

When Dom brings his estranged sister, Gia, to the Bonfiglio’s Feast of Seven Fishes, Christmas Eve becomes a matter of life or death.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Eulogist

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

In the depths of his grief, a young man becomes obsessed with crashing funerals and giving eulogies for people he never knew.

100%

This project got the green light!

To Be a Man

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

In the heavily religious, Ireland, a young actor struggling w/ gender identity has to let go of his idea of masculinty in order to be a man.

82%

This project got the green light!

Borderline Coffee

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Borderline Coffee is a mental health comedy short following an anxious young woman's struggle to get out of bed, and drink a cup of coffee.

105%

This project got the green light!

Crowned: Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Macie and the rest of the Party Princesses survive batty bosses, pushy parents and crazy co-workers in this semi-scripted comedy series.

73%

This project got the green light!

MAYBE IT'S ME

New York City, New York Series
Drama

Seven unknowingly connected New Yorkers find their way through love and loss as adulting becomes more and more difficult.

102%

This project got the green light!

Ass Level

Los Angeles, California Music Video
Comedy, Music

A comedy hip-hop music video about the upside to living life in a wheelchair: you are ALWAYS at "ass level."

209%

This project got the green light!

Natives

Memphis, Tennessee Film Short
Drama, Experimental

On her last day in the field a claims adjuster has to contend with a family that may or may not be what they seem.

80%

This project got the green light!

'Til Death Do Us Part

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman's husband passes away. Unable to cope & losing grip on reality, she meets a strange young child who reminds her of someone she once

84%

This project got the green light!

Chasing Unicorns: Silicon Valley the European Way

Tallinn, Estonia Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

A fun movie about the tech world.

118%

This project got the green light!

Bottle Conditioned

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

This film follows the last Belgian lambic brewers/blenders for a full year, diving into their creative processes and deep ties to the land.

121%

This project got the green light!

In A Breath

San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama

In the aftermath of a school shooting, a grieving mother finds comfort in dead child's bedroom.

87%

This project got the green light!

Nanay Ko, The Musical

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Musical

Upon her return home to mourn the sudden death of her father, a young woman finds herself at a crossroad between her family and her dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

Wolf Pup

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Experimental

Lucien and Jaimie, a sugar daddy and baby, return to Lucien’s home after his brother's death. Everything, it seems, is not as it has seemed.

93%

This project got the green light!

THE RAIN PONCHO

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

A comedy about a day in the life of 2 lesbian moms raising their teenage daughters in NYC. Therapy, hair, hip hop, and sex abound.

100%

This project got the green light!

Ultimate World

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

While riding out the last few weeks of their lease together, a recently-split couple attempt to establish new lives beyond each other.

82%

This project got the green light!

Tick Tock

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Family

Claire, a single woman approaching middle age, goes home for Christmas dinner and pretends to be pregnant in attempt to please her loving (a

96%

This project got the green light!

The Edge

New York City, New York Film Short
Thriller

Amidst a bout of recent disappearances, a man’s paranoia is triggered and he struggles with staying connected to reality.

80%

This project got the green light!

Stranger Hearts

Nashville, Tennessee Series
Drama, LGBTQ

6 LGBTQ people's lives cross in a profound way

81%

This project got the green light!

Sins Unveiled

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller

Sins Unveiled documents the primal fear that small towns and small minds often resort to hate and violence when confronted with the unknown…

81%

This project got the green light!

Gap Year

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

A coming-of-age story about a girl who is forced to take a year off after getting rejected from NYU.

88%

This project got the green light!

Murdersville USA

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Thriller

People are missing. Media is rife. Young ambition and plots gone awry. Dry comedy, meets thriller, meets the weird within us all.

84%

This project got the green light!

The Big Ask

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

Wild child Callen agrees to donate her eggs to her perfect big sis in this dark comedy of embryonic proportions.

101%

This project got the green light!

Hometown Boys

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Comedy

Four idiots on a heist, a shit ton of neon colored lube, and a Ninja Gimp in a PA porn store. What could go wrong?

81%

This project got the green light!

Smoke, Lilies and Jade

Oakland, California Film Short
History, LGBTQ

A young artist of the Harlem Renaissance struggles with his growing passion for another man.

100%

This project got the green light!

Amendment

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

When a young, homeless boy upends her tightly controlled world, a waitress is forced to face her own traumatic past.

101%

This project got the green light!

Eagle and the Albatross

Montrose, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An orphaned Korean girl seeks a mentor in a small-town golf club full of misfits.

102%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

When a high-risk cancer patient chooses preventative surgery, her removed organs move into her house and start talking to her.

107%

This project got the green light!

RAMSEY

Lambertville, New Jersey Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A whimsical and surreal short comedy about a young woman whose perceptions of the world are at odds with those around her.

103%

This project got the green light!

Self Servers

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

A loving couple host a dinner for their friends with hopes of sharing exciting news, but the event takes an unexpected turn when egos clash.

104%

This project got the green light!

Girls Like Magic

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

An LGBTQ Comedy about Magic, a naive Brit who moves to Hollywood where she meets Jamie, a lesbian musician that turns her world upside down.

85%

This project got the green light!

What We Meant At Dinner

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A couple in NYC struggles with the misery of their marriage and the seemingly unbreakable cycle of stagnation and toxicity within that.

100%

This project got the green light!

SIMMER: A Documentary Series

New York City, New York Series
Documentary

SIMMER tackles the toxic gender discrimination in the food industry by highlighting women's experiences and the power in their strength.

90%

This project got the green light!

All Roads Lead To Kill

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Romance

An Army Ranger comes home to find his girlfriend has left him for another man, which leads him down a dark and tormented path.

103%

This project got the green light!

Three Bedrooms

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Film Feature
Drama

A family stays home while a hurricane passes through Florida and as the storm hits, another one makes its presence known in the household.

114%

This project got the green light!

Earth Day 2030

New York, United States Film Short
Comedy, Satire

In 2030, small-town residents fight about taking in more climate refugees. It doesn’t go well, and the children must clean up the mess.

81%

This project got the green light!

Trashy Booty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Comedy

Two trans women find a hitchhiking robot outside Philly, and they join in a lesson of human kindness, until they face an unkind world.

89%

This project got the green light!

Idle Hands

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Action, Drama

A amateur fighter with a troubled past must grapple with buried memories prompted by a brutal attack and a desire for revenge.

90%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Toronto, Canada Series
Comedy, Satire

Headshots is a comedy series set in a photo studio. Each episode features a new character getting their picture taken for a bizarre reason.

100%

This project got the green light!

Dyed in the Wool

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

During Ev’s endless job search, Freddie winds up in awkward social situations, where he can’t seem to bite his tongue.

126%

This project got the green light!

BEFORE THE STORM

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A young woman and her estranged father arrive in New York City on the eve a hurricane threatens to make landfall.

96%

This project got the green light!

Ellavut Cimirtuq [our world is changing]

Sebastopol, California Film Feature
Documentary, Nature

In the sinking villages of rapidly warming Alaska, people stand their ground.

89%

This project got the green light!

Proximity

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A coming of age story of a young woman discovering her masculinity.

92%

This project got the green light!

Ma Belle, My Beauty

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

When the third of a previously polyamorous romance visits, will confronting the past lead to a sensual re-awakening, or a painful whiplash?

85%

This project got the green light!

Older Brothers

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A stressed grad student wants to help find a job for his autistic older brother, Max, but all Max wants to do is throw a raging house party.

129%

This project got the green light!

Petty Cash

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

In Upstate New York, a young bartender is overwhelmed by past demons when her estranged brother falls on her doorstep, asking for help.

108%

This project got the green light!

Calf Rope

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Family

A narrative short film about love and legacy, and the special bond shared between a grandfather and his grandson.

83%

This project got the green light!

Under Fire

Tempe, Arizona Film Short
Action, Drama

An undercover CIA agent must choose between saving a kid, resulting in blowing her cover, or staying under to stop a larger threat.

80%

This project got the green light!

Inside the Notebook

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

After 12 years, Istar, the most wanted girl in Egypt, returns to finally reunite with her mother. Ready to fight the Pharaoh and his army.

100%

This project got the green light!

PEW! PEW! PEW!

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

When a jilted cosplayer confronts his romantic rival in the hotel bar at comic-con, the conflict is resolved the only way possible: a preten

101%

This project got the green light!

Generation Wrecks: a 90s Teen Comedy

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Teen

The death of Liz's brother moves Stacy to repair their damaged friendship by hosting a weekend getaway derailed by Liz's misfit friends.

115%

This project got the green light!

Dorris, 85

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An elderly woman, Dorris, celebrates her husband’s eighty-fifth birthday without him.

120%

This project got the green light!

UP&UP

New York City, New York Series
LGBTQ, Drama

A group of New Yorkers discover their unique truth by challenging ideas of diversity and inclusion and raising the bar on society.

101%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

"The Book of Ruth"

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

A visit to grandmother’s during the Seder brings to light a significant family secret.

100%

This project got the green light!

Puppet Seizure

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Musical

An aspiring musician arrives home with plans of a hot date only to find her family’s puppet show rehearsal might ruin her rockstar image.

103%

This project got the green light!

Paris is in Harlem

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, Musical

A multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day the infamous Cabaret or No Dancing Law was repealed in NYC.

111%

This project got the green light!

Hysterical Women

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

What do you do when your friend (and boss) is accused of sexual assault? Alexa realizes the answer is never black and white.

144%

This project got the green light!

Unbridaled

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Right before her wedding, Catherine has cold feet. Maxie tries to stall; it's a shitshow. Can they survive the day with some dignity intact?

106%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.

80%

This project got the green light!

Introvert's Guide to Activism

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Satire

A short comedy centered on the dilemma between caring about human rights and hating other people.

102%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County Film Feature
Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse

376%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Lola

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

A young teenage daughter of an affluent Chinese-American family struggles for control when her past abuser pays her a visit.

81%

This project got the green light!

Overland: A Documentary Experience

Durham, North Carolina Film Feature
Adventure, Documentary

Enter the wild with our cast of falconers as they partner with their birds of prey to hunt in some of the world's most majestic landscapes.

102%

This project got the green light!

"Slut: A Documentary Film"

California, United States
Documentary

Sharing personal stories to explore how we can work toward a world that embraces female sexuality and supports victims of sexual assault.

103%

This project got the green light!

Rez

New York, United States Film Short
Drama

An Ojibwe boy searches for a safe place for he and his young sister on the Leech Lake reservation.

118%

This project got the green light!

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