Erik is a multi-award-winning director of high-concept commercials and branded entertainment for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Widely recognized for his restrained directing style for beautifully nuanced performances, Erik’s ongoing fascination with single aesthetic visions and layered in-camera vfx makes him a rare breed of multi-dimensional storyteller. His passion lies in creating authentic films that move the viewer.

His diverse body of work includes collaborations with celebrated agencies Wieden+Kennedy, BBH and BBDO, and commissions for global brands Honda, Ikea and Heineken.

Before it all, he studied art, industrial robotics engineering, photography, design, business economics and screen writing. He drummed for art school bands and was an award-winning advertising agency creative (art director and writer respectively) at Ogilvy and TBWA.

Erik is Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of film and commercial production company Monument Los Angeles and Co-Founder of film facilitation company Baxter.

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