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Erica McCarthy

Erica McCarthy is an accidental Southerner.

Born 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.

Her 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.

Nowhere 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, Florida.


Filmography:

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 Award

1999 - Team '98
(Gymnasts/Sports Documentary) 1 Hr. 7 minutes

1999 - Team '98 Part Two
The National Championship 1 Hr. 6 min

2003 - Who is Jack Davis?
(Special Museum Short) 18 min.

2004 Verti Go-Go
AIDS ATHENS BoyButante Ball 2 HR.

2004 - Damn Good Dog
1hr 32 min *national film festival screenings/On Sale NOW!

2005 - Show George The Door

2007 - The Beach Lady

ALL Films Available special order on DVD
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