Filmmaker & Historian
Erin is an international award winning Documentary Filmmaker who began her career editing and directing for PBS. After receiving an MA in Oral History, she founded History Boutique Films, a production company focused on exploring the human experience, telling stories about inspirational people. Her first film, Buskin' Blues, attended over a dozen festivals and sold for world wide distribution in 2016. Erin has a career in storytelling, with close to 400 interviews conducted, and has just completed her largest film to date, Stuffed, a documentary about the art of taxidermy that premiered at SXSW 2019. Derham's passion for filmmaking is shown on screen by exploring the human experience and her creative edge is evident in all of her work.
Client list includes Amazon Prime, Discovery+, PBS, NOAA, Red Bull TV, MIT, March of Dimes.
Awards include: Director Award of Excellence, Best Documentary, Best Music Documentary, Audience Award, Staff Pick
Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, STUFFED explores the surprising world of taxidermy, where sculptors must also be scientists. SXSW 2019
Julian Price Documentary
Price searches Asheville for the brave, hardworking dreamers, and provides them with a miracle — capital for expansion in exchange for improving downtown with their presence. “Julian Price” is a must-see for anyone who loves living in or visiting Asheville and solidifies Derham’s status as an elite filmmaker.” - Edwin Arnaudin for the Asheville Citizen-Times
High Babes is our latest documentary feature, currently in pre production. It is Derham's fascination with the great outdoors that has sparks the flames of this film. She follows the incredible explorers who take full advantage of the wilderness through hiking, climbing, backpacking, highlining, kayaking, in an attempt to inspire others to do the same.
Seminars | Lectures | Key Note
Inspiring Others to Find Their Voice and Act
a note from the Director
My passion for storytelling started in graduate school, while getting a Master of Arts in History. My passion for people is all I've ever known. I love listening to people's stories so much, I turned it into a career. Since starting in the entertainment industry, I have filmed hundreds of people, conducting thousands of hours of interviews, and written/directed dozens of finished products including 2 feature films. I don't just love storytelling. I love connecting and inspiring communities, using the knowledge I've gained from getting to know so many amazing people.
Whether it is a seminar on "Women in Film," a lecture on the "History of Busking" or motivating a crowded room with my personal story of perseverance as a guest speaker, I want attendees to leave the room inspired and ready to act! I take the inspiration I have bottled from my film subjects and give it to my audience.