ERIC LAU is an alumnus of NYU's Graduate Film
Program and has worked for 33 years in the film industry. His films, Nightwatchman and Ragged Edge, won
the Best Narrative Film Award in the 1981 and 1984 Hong Kong
International Film Festivals as well as Best Production, Best Editing,
and Best Cinematography Awards in the 1984 First Run Film Festival.
Lau has been a Director/Producer/Cinematographer for many commercials and feature films. In 2007, he directed and produced Elevator Weekend which won the Official Selection category for both the Staten Island Film Festival and Long Island International Film Festival.
He has produced and directed international
TV commercials for Snapple, Toyota, China
and Blue Man Group among others, and garnered numerous awards
including the Telly Award and the Gold and Silver Awards for the
Taiwanese Annual TV Advertisement Awards. His work with AARP TV for
NBC’s TODAY SHOW Your Life Calling
Today with Jane Pauley has just won the Cine Golden Eagle Award
He has been a distinguished guest lecturer at numerous universities and film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival on behalf of APPLE on film and video production, lighting, and cinematography. He was an Adjunct Professor for Video Production courses at Brooklyn College.
For the past 24 years, Lau has been President of Solar Film/Video Productions, a full service production company in NYC. His credits include such films as American Psycho and Y Tu Mama Tambien. He has also collaborated with filmmakers Ang Lee, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón, Ernest Dickerson, John Turturro, Peter Bogdanovich, Mary Harron, James Toback, Jon Turteltaub, and Joel Schumacher.
Visit his company website at www.solarnyc.com
“Eric is an inspiration!” -Sandra Beltrao, Director