Here are some of the films Erica has been involved in the last few years:
Ambulance – Series 6 (BBC)
Erica series directed the sixth series of the BAFTA-winning series Ambulance which is set in London. The eight-part series was filmed over 2 months in 2019 as Autumn turned to winter. Her role was to set the tone and look of the series as it returned to London and lead the team of location directors during the shoot.
You can see the BBC press release for the new series here
Saudi Women’s Driving School (HBO)
Erica directed and filmed for three months in Saudi Arabia, following the lives of a number of Saudi women affected by the lifting of the driving ban. This was filmed in a country unused to documentary film-making. It was also filmed as the state authorities were giving more opportunities to some women in the Kingdom while imprisoning and punishing others for campaigning for more change. Available to watch on Amazon Prime here.
Steph and Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? (C4)
Erica produced and directed ‘Steph and Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son?’ For Channel 4. This was a personal journey into the presenters’ agonising decision to try and alleviate their son’s epilepsy with medicinal cannabis. In the light of the government decision to allow some people access to CBD oil, Steph and Dom open their doors to the cameras and meet other families also relying on various forms of cannabis oil. You can watch the film on All 4 here.
‘Tessa Jowell: Her Last Campaign’ (BBC)
Erica directed and narrated ‘Tessa Jowell: Her Last Campaign’ as a Panorama Special. It followed Tessa in her final weeks as she campaigns for more treatments for brain cancer patients. It also featured Jack Sanders and Robert Howard who also have the disease. You can see the BBC Programme page here. It trended #2 on Twitter when it aired, was Pick of the Week in The Times and was featured on The One Show.
Catching a Killer: A Bullet through the Window (C4)
Erica directed Catching a Killer: A Bullet through the Window, broadcast in December 2017. This, along with the two previous films, have been nominated for a 2018 BAFTA for Best Factual Series and the RTS Awards for Best Documentary Series.
You can see the programme page and trailer for Catching a Killer: A Bullet Through the Window here
Catching a Killer: The Wind in the Willows Murder (C4)
You can see the programme page and trailer for ‘Catching a Killer: The Wind in the Willows Murder’ here
Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming (C4)
You can see ‘Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming’ here.
Behind Closed Doors (BBC)
Erica helped set up this strand having worked on Behind Closed Doors. Senior member of the film crew and the film raised awareness of domestic abuse and coercive control.
Erica produced and filmed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ for BBC2. You can see the programme page and trailer for the film here.
Short-listed for the 2016 Grierson Documentary awards for best documentary on a contemporary theme – domestic. Nominated for Best Single Documentary at the Broadcast Awards and nominated for a BAFTA.
Nominated: AIB Awards, Broadcast Awards (Current Affairs) and RTS (Journalism)
BBC Watchdog Daily
Helped produce intimate films with victims of the 7/7 bombings for a Newsnight special in 2011.
BBC2 – Great British Railway Journeys
BBC2/4 – Secret World of Whitehall
BBC 2/4 – The Great Offices
(Nominated 2010 Grierson Awards)