Erica (Filanc) Tanamachi is an award-winning filmmaker and MFA Cinema graduate of San Francisco State University. She directs and edits documentaries, commercials and reality shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Erica reveals the raw, beautiful and often gritty truth of the human experience to evoke a universal understanding of humanity. Erica received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis in English (Creative Writing) and Theater. She also spent a year abroad studying literature and theater at La Universidad de Santiago, Chile. Erica’s an avid fashionista, ultra-runner, triathlete (soon to be iron wo-man in 2019) and cargo bike riding mother of two. With over 15 years of filmmaking experience, Erica has the professionalism, knowledge and creativity to bring your story to life.


Erica is a gem - professional, personable and gets straight to the heart of the topic. She seemingly effortlessly understood what we were hoping for and then made it a reality.
— Ellen Dumesnil, Executive Director, International Institute of the Bay Area
Erica is a superbly intuitive filmmaker and a pleasure to work with...Her work is priceless.
— Alyssa Koomas, Nutritionist, Kaiser Permanente