Erika Kelley is a writer and director from Houston, Texas and a graduate of Johns Hopkins
University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Studies. Erika’s
desire to create work that is playful at heart, yet reveals a necessary message on self-love,
confidence, and sisterhood, is the inspiration behind her storytelling. Surrounded by musical and
visual artists throughout her upbringing, Erika enjoys incorporating mixed media into her work, as
she has an affinity for collaging the various facets of her creativity and background. Erika has
worked on episodic series such as Boomerang (BET), Twenties (BET), A Black Lady Sketch Show
(HBO), and Birth of Cool (BET+), all of which have impacted her storytelling as a Black filmmaker.
Erika’s short film, Prepared, was recently selected for the Los Angeles Women In Film Showcase, the 2021 Pan African Film Festival, and the 2021 Micheaux Film Festival.
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