Cinematographer. Editor. Storyteller.
Erick Steiner is a cinematographer and editor from South San Francisco. In 2010, Erick was mentored in producing and assistant directing by industry professionals at Studio BAYCAT in San Francisco’s historical Bayview Hunter’s Point District. There, he collaborated with members of the community who portrayed characters similar to their own socio-economic background in the style of Italian Neo-Realism.
In 2013, he managed the Film Festival Distribution Team for the independent film “Saltwater,” where he collaborated with director Lise Swenson to coordinate the post-production workflow and develop the film festival calendar to anticipate the costs, quantity, and frequency of suitable film festivals.
In 2015, Erick obtained his bachelor's degree in Cinema at San Francisco State University, where he wrote and directed The Light Iron Award-winning thesis film “The Highwayman”—an official selection by SFIndyfest’s Another Hole in the Head Film Festival.
From 2017 to 2020, Erick was the in-house Videographer for Foster City, California's social media outreach. He has also filmed for high profile clients, such as Genentech, Google NEXT, Clif Bar, The Mom Project, Zoox, SCN Strategies, Assemblyman Evan Low, Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department, and more.
He enjoys Star Wars, prime rib sandwiches, and going to Disneyland with his girlfriend.
Light Iron Award, SFSU
Another Hole in the Head Film Fest 2015
Best Visual Style, Collective at the Coppola 2014
Universal Studios Hollywood Team Member Film Festival 2018
Finalist, for Music Video "Shadow Boxing"
SFIndyFest's Another Hole in The Head Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Short Film "The Highwayman"
San Francisco State University Film Finals 2015
Winner, Light Iron Post-Production Award for Short Film "The Highwayman"
The 48 Hour Film Project 2014
Winner, Best Choreography for Short Film "Gus Versus Chester"
SFSU Collective at the Coppola 2014
Winner, Best Visual Style for Experimental Film "City of Rain"
CCSF City Shorts 2013
Official Selection, Experimental Film "City of Rain"