Writing and Directing :

Erin Greenwell recently directed her feature film "My Best Day" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2012.

While "My Best Day" makes the festival rounds, Erin is proud to have been selected for this year's Outfest Screenwriter's Lab for
her script, "Somewhere Along the Way", a narrative feature based on the butch/femme lesbian bar scene in Buffalo, NY during the 1950s.

Erin formed Smithy Productions, a production company, with the aim to house various talents from the lesbian/ independent art community under the umbrella of narrative/ documentary storytelling.

To view Erin's most recent resume, click here.


Erin Greenwell at New Fest with cast and crew of "My Best Day"


 

Ms. Greenwell is an established picture editor for film and television. Erin is currently serving as picture editor on the feature, “Clutter” starring Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, Dan Hedaya, Joshua Leonard and Halley Feiffer. She is also serving on the documentary, Hoonah's Heroes, profiling the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam War veterans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska.

Television credits include TLC, Animal Planet, Bio and PBS.


Erin Greenwell at Sundance 2012 directors brunch for "My Best Day"

Erin also teaches directing, production and editing .

She believes teaching empowers individuals to be their own storytellers, ultimately building community through production and altering the landscape of visibility in film and TV.

Erin's ultimate goal would be to create a business/arts school for women. Teaching experience includes: NYU SCPS, Hunter College, City College and individual instruction.


Erin Greenwell at Ashland Film Festival with "My Best Day"

Recent Reviews for My Best Day

Variety - Greenwell doesn't need a big budget and big names to get that thought across, although the film has a consistency of tone that indicates she could do more with more

Senses of Cinema - In Greenwell’s skilled hands, queer culture alluringly morphs into a bemused acceptation of personal foibles and idiosyncrasies, gay or straight, an eradication of the boundaries between “normal” and “unconventional” relationships.

Curve Magazine - Greenwell’s vision of small town life is right-on, her comedic timing perfect and her depiction of both lesbian and straight characters charmingly – and in a few cases, alarmingly – off-kilter

SF Bay Guardian - Goofy, funny, surprising, and sweet...[MBD Cast] They're all delightful. [Atkinson creates] a character of nuanced comic beauty...My Best Day is unpretentious but so low-key skillful and open-hearted that in the end it feels ever-so-slightly profound

St. Louis Mag Warm hearted and aptly melancholy...a distinctive tone, which mates dry comedy, bittersweet tragedy, and the fearful exhilaration of tomorrow

Sundance Channel - Top 10 Bad Girls, Good Films

Recent Awards:
My Best Day: Audience Favorite Best Narrative - New Fest. Best Feature POW Film Fest. Special Jury Mention Ashland Independent Film Festival. Nancy Malone Filmmaker's Grant 2011. IFP's Emerging Narrative Category during IFP Week 2010.

Recent Articles/Interviews/Blogging

IndieWire Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers
allaboutindiefilmmaking The Road to Sundance: My Best Day, directed by Erin Greenwell
keepthelightsonfilm Good odds for My Best Day: Interview with Director Erin Greenwell
Filmmakermagazine Blog #1 Prepping My Best Day for Sundance
Filmmakermagazine Blog #2 Meeting Robert Redford: The During Sundance Blog
Filmmakermagazine Blog #3 Standing knee Deep in Water: The After Sundance Blog
New York Times- Sundance Offers a Web Afterlife for Its Alumni
The Advocate - Erin Greenwell makes Advocates 2012 Forty-under 40 2012 List
Curve Magazine - Interview with Erin Greenwell






Erin Greenwell - Directing, Writing, Camera, Editing Gallery