Enchanted to Meet You,

I'm a filmmaker at the NYC indie production company, Shakedown Productions. I have a vast experience in producing, assistant directing, and directing. Our award winning work has been screened at dozens of festivals around the country.

I was raised on rock n' roll, so it's no surprise I'm the lead singer of the PopPunk cover band R!ot Squad.

You can catch us regularly at venues around the city and surrounding Burroughs.

Dedicated to the mission of enhancing human mental health and well-being, I find purpose in supporting stories, artists, communities, and organizations that help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable and oppressed. I am actively working towards my Masters of Social Work at Hunter College, and am a dedicated volunteer at CASA-NYC (an organization you should check out and, if you can spare it, donate to).


Erika Santosuosso

performer. filmmaker. aspiring social worker.

"Erika is a bold, fearless, and talented Actress, Person, and Filmmaker... She is a modern day triple threat."

- Heidi Marshall (Former Lead CD at Telsey + Co.,Film & Theater Director, Acting Coach)

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Due to CoVid this section will probably be empty for a while.

In the meantime, enjoy this quarantine video my band and I threw together for fun.

Also, you can catch some of my most recent work on NETFLIX.  I'm the English Dub for Carmen on "VALERIA"






Lead Singer of R!ot Squad

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CASA plays a crucial role in assisting New York City's overburdened Family Court to meet the needs of the city's most vulnerable children. Family Court Judges assign CASA to a case when they are concerned that a child is at risk of “falling through the cracks” because they are not getting their needs met while in foster care, at risk of languishing in foster care longer than necessary, or aging out of foster care without housing, an income, or services they need to live independently.

Truly, this is an incredible organization to volunteer with. I am honored to work with them and I urge you to learn more:



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