Filmmaker Bio

Erica ScharfErica Scharf (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) has spent much of her career in documentary film and television. She is currently a producer for HGTV's popular series House Hunters International. She has also worked as an editor on the documentary program The Shift (Investigation Discovery). In 2008, she spent six months on location in Dallas, shooting and producing A&E's documentary television series The First 48. She has also edited several episodes of The First 48.

Scharf began her career as an associate producer for Worlds Apart (NGC), a vérité travel and culture program. She directed and edited Marnee: A Garage Sale Retrospective, which won first place at Movie Making Madness 2005, and edited City, which won Best Short Film at the 2007 Aspen Shortsfest. Other credits include Dual Survival (Discovery), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Biography) and SWAT (A&E). In 2005, she was the assistant editor on God Grew Tired of Us, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Documentary at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree in film and television.