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Erin Hudson

Erin Hudson

Documentary Film and Video

About

Before coming to Stanford, Erin lived in Denver and managed a non-profit teen center at Girls Incorporated. Her favorite part of the job was working collaboratively with young women to investigate identity and creative forms of self-expression through media literacy, video production and digital storytelling. During her free time, Erin made a film about her 94-year-old grandmother who struggled to give up her favorite pastime, driving. Erin is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and holds a BA in Women's Studies and Urban Studies from Colorado College.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Shelly Fay Videography Scholarship, awarded by Northern California Chapter of National Television Academy, 2005

Long Haul

digital video

JUNE, 2006
VIDEO DURATION: 21:49 MIN.

Barreling along freeways from behind the wheel of their big rigs, three women truck drivers share their experience, humor and insight of driving eighteen-wheelers for a living. This film enriches and challenges every preconceived notion of truck driving, while seeks to understand what is gained and what is lost as a woman, a mother, and a trucker on the open road.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Winner, IDA David L. Wolper Student Award, 2007
National Finalist, Student Academy Awards, 2007
Finalist, Angelus Awards, 2006
Audience Favorite, New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase, 2007
1st Place Best Student Documentary, Filmgate International Film Festival, 2007
Best of Summer 2006, Rooftop Films
Slamdance Film Festival, 2007
Rooftop Films Best of Summer, 2006
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, 2006
New Mexico Film Expo, 2006
Arizona International Film Festival, 2007
Austin Women's Film Festival, 2007
Rural Route Film Festival, 2007
New Mexico Showcase, 2007
Women and Creativity Film Festival, 2008

Afloat

16mm color film

JUNE, 2005
VIDEO DURATION: 5:15 MIN.

From the intimate vantage point of a senior community swimming pool, water and time suspend both body and memory. This film is a gentle meditation on growing old, staying young, and living life.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Director's Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, 2006
Regional Finalist, Student Academy Awards, 2006
Best Student Film Award, Terra Nova Film 2006
2nd Place, NextFrame Documentary Program, 2006
3rd Place, Best Documentary, FilmGate International Film Festival 2006
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2006
Slamdance, 2006
True/False Film Festival, 2006
RiverRun International Film Festival, 2006
Cinequest Film Festival, 2006
Joint Conference of the National Council on the Aging and the American Society of Aging, Media Festival, 2006
Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival, 2006-07
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2006
HiLo Film Festival, 2006
Salem Film Festival, 2006
Cucalorus Film Festival, 2006
Pacific Film Archive Alternative Requirements: Works by Bay Area Student Visionaries, 2006
San Francisco International Short Film Festival, 2006
All American Film Festival 2006
Heritage Film and Video Festival, 2007
DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival, 2006
Rooftop Film Festival, 2006
Independent Exposure 2006 Summer Edition
Legacy Film Series
The Light Factory, 2006

Unhitched

digital video

Co-directed by Benjamin Wu
MARCH, 2005
VIDEO DURATION: 12:05 MIN.

Unhitched is a portrait of a community that has transformed travel trailers into permanent homes. Tucked away in a redwood grove in Northern California, Faerie Ring Campground and RV Park serves as one of the only options for low income housing in the area. Through the residents' experiences, this film illustrates the value of having a place to call home while expanding our notions of community.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Silver Medal, Student Academy Awards, 2005
Best Documentary, Angelus Awards Student Film Festival, 2005
Second Place, Best Student Documentary Short, Palm Springs International Festival for Short Films, 2005
Honorable Mention, Marin County National Festival of Short Film, 2005
Telluride Film Festival, 2005
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2005
Next Reel Film Festival, 2005
Real to Reel Film Festival, 2005
Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival, 2005
Oakland International Film Festival, 2005
Ojai Film Festival, 2005
Salem Film Festival, 2006
Hearts and Minds Film Festival, 2006
Rooftop Film Festival, 2006
Backalley Film Festival, 2006
Rural Route Film Festival, 2006
The Waterfront Film Festival, 2006

Rotation

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2004
VIDEO DURATION: 3 MIN.

As suburban development encroaches upon the rural hills of the California Bay Area, farmers Marianne and Gordon Griffith reflect on the changing landscape they call home. Rotation explores this couples' resilient relationship to the land and to the wind.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Earthdance Film Festival, 2005
HiLo Film Festival, 2005
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, 2005
Rural Route Film Festival, 2005
Rooftop Films Earth Day Show, 2006