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

A rare breed of multi-dimensional film maker, Erik is widely recognized for his masterful control of layered VFX combined with a restrained directing style that conjures beautifully nuanced performances from professional actors and first-timers alike. His love for conceptually smart executions drives every decision in finding ways to entertain and move the viewer.

His diverse body of work includes collaborations with celebrated agencies Wieden+Kennedy, BBH and BBDO, and commissions for global brands Heineken, IKEA, Coca Cola and Volkswagen.

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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