McCarthy is an accidental Southerner.
in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965, she moved
with her family to Athens, Georgia when
she was 8. As a high school foreign exchange
student in Copenhagen, Denmark, she immersed
herself in film studies at the Danish
Film Institute. Returning to the United
States, she attended the University of
Georgia's Grady College of Journalism
and Mass Communications, where in 1988
her project People Who Live To Dance,
was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
documentary work continued with features
for the Georgia Public Television. She
has worked extensively in music videos
for world-famous musical acts such as
REM, B-52's, Cheap Trick, Vic Chesnutt
and They Might Be Giants. She has worked
in high-end post production at Atlanta's
Video Tape Associates. She has also worked
in all production capacities for the major
television networks, as well as in Europe
and Mexico. In 1996, she received an Emmy
for her work with Bob Costas on NBC's
coverage of the Centennial Olympic Games.
That same year,
she formed Nowhere Productions
in Athens, Georgia in order to pursue
her passion for personality-driven documentary
filmmaking with a distinctively Southern
flavor. Nowhere Productions is a full-service
production house based in Athens, Georgia
with a satellite office in Austin, Texas.
Productions has provided production
services for the jumbotron during home
football games "between the hedges"
at the University's historic Sanford Stadium.
McCarthy created the UgaCam, a video camera
mounted on the collar of Uga, Georgia's
world-famous bulldog mascot.
In 2004, Erica
completed her first feature documentary,
Damn Good Dog, which toured film festivals
in 2005. Currently, McCarthy is producing
The Beach Lady, a personality driven documentary
about a woman who fought to save the history
and land of her people in American Beach,
1987 - Because I'm a Girl and I Can
(aka Deonna Gets Her First
Bouffant) 18 min.
1988 - Better Than TV Tour
(Dominant Rock Gods DRG
Tour) concert/tour film 1hr.
1989 - People Who Live To Dance
58 minutes *Nominated and
advanced for a regional Student Academy
1999 - Team '98
1 Hr. 7 minutes
1999 - Team '98 Part Two
The National Championship
1 Hr. 6 min
2003 - Who is Jack Davis?
(Special Museum Short)
2004 Verti Go-Go
AIDS ATHENS BoyButante
Ball 2 HR.
2004 - Damn Good Dog
1hr 32 min *national film
2005 - Show George The Door
2007 - The Beach Lady
Films Available special order on DVD
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