Erin Palmquist is an independent filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked for Lucasfilm, Actual Films/National Geographic Explorer and PBS. She was the producer, editor, and director of photography for BDSM: IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK! which premiered at the San Francisco International Frameline32 Film Festival in 2008 before traveling the world. She was the director of photography for Anthony Palombit’s film OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR, also an official Frameline32 selection. Alongside FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY, she is currently director of photography on 5 BLOCKS, a feature length documentary chronicling the revitalization of the Central Market Street neighborhood in San Francisco, and is serving as producer and director of photography for the documentary shorts series OAKLAND ORIGINALS.