Ericka Nicole Malone, playwright writer and director hosted the Indie Director’s Spotlight at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah at The Cabin on Main Street. She took part as a host and head panelist at the event and introduced the works of many talented directors. In addition to this, Ericka Nicole Malone also threw light on her journey of pursuing the career of writing, directing, and producing theatrical films.
It is for the first time that she appeared on the festival circuit that highlighted the celebration of women, diversity, and evolution in the film industry. The event was presented by Powerful-U and only the members from industry were invited to appreciate their work. The list of panelists included Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment CEO, Ericka Nicole Malone, Powerful-U Creator/Director James Purpura, and Sundance alumni, Matty Rich.
As host and head panelist, Ericka Nicole Malone shared her career catapulted a playwright writing, directing and producing over nine stage plays including, her hit touring musical stage play ‘In Love With Tyrone;‘ ascension into screenwriting was as Creator and Executive Producer of the television sitcom pilot, ‘Ward of the State,’ her newest work a one-hour TV Drama ‘Della;‘ and upcoming film optioned by acclaimed Producer Tracey Edmonds’ production company, Edmonds Entertainment, ‘Pure and Meaningful Heart’ — The Mamie Till Story. Now emerging as a Screenwriter and Producer for both television and film, Ericka Nicole Malone is reintroducing her innate talent and writing ability to the world.
“I launched The Indie Directors Spotlight 2020 to introduce the Sun-dance community to a few of the talented directors, their independent short films, and to premier the Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment brand. The launch was spectacular and gave an insightful look at some of the talented, independent filmmaker projects set to screen this year. The room was filled with so much energy and anticipation of these new and innovative projects. And it gave the audience a chance to get to know me on a personal level and to share my vision as a Screenwriter, Producer, and Director. Counting the days until next year!” – Ericka Nicole Malone
Popular as an emerging screenwriter and producer in the TV and film industry, Ericka showcased her work as a writer in the Sundance 2020 festival. During the entire day, The Indie Director’s Spotlight event showcased ‘Perception: Seeing is Not Believing’ by Director James Purpura and ‘Cure’ by Director Matty Rich.
At its heart ‘Perception: Seeing Is Not Believing’ is a movie about our personal journeys. Viewers will be introduced gradually into its message, being how our lives turn out is determined by only a handful of key ideas — namely Perception, Emotion, and Evolution. But the ideas proposed are merely the backdrop to this heart wrenching and beautifully done modern-day’ survival against all the odds’ human epic. Guided by various teachers ranging from Neuroscientists to Therapists, even Influencers and Celebrities, real-life examples and data are exposed on how to harness the power of these concepts. All of us can transform our lives by evolving our perception.
Along with this, a question and answer session was followed on the same day.