An established screenwriter and filmmaker, Erik's writing credits include COME AS YOU ARE, which premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival starring Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe and Grant Rosenmeyer, and HIGH SCHOOL, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival starring Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, and Michael Chiklis, and was released in theaters nationwide by Anchor Bay Films. His feature script THE CONCERTO has Anders Rune (AEROBICS: A LOVE STORY) attached to direct.
Documentary film credits include: AUTISM GOES TO COLLEGE which will premiere at the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival, and the PBS Doc AUTISTIC-LIKE: GRAHAM'S STORY. He has also produced LEMONADE: DETRIOT and INDIE GAME MAKERS (for EP Ashton Kutcher), and SWEET SPOT.
Television writing/producing credits include original pilot MEDIOCRE set up at Paulist Productions with Emmy winning producer Chris Donahue (LONGMIRE, TRUST ME) attached to produce. He received a Producers Guild of America Diversity Fellowship for his original pilot WELCOME HOME, which has also been featured at the Writer's Guild of America Disability Theme Night directed by Peter Farrelly.
A SAMPLE OF REVIEWS FOR COME AS YOU ARE:
" a bromance, road-trip comedy that seriously gets it so right." - Peppur Chambers for Black Girl Nerds.
"...a charming, poignant, affectionate take on the road trip movie with an eye toward building compassion for those who are so often overlooked in day to day life." - Josh Hurtado, Screen Anarchy
"...a remake of a foreign film -- Belgium's Hasta La Vista -- that's actually better than the original." - Matt Raznak, The Flixist
Unique traits: bad back?
Film (short) by Rogue Art Films (Comedy and Drama) Writer-Director Meet the McGivens family on the day all of their secrets come hilariously to light.
Come As You Are
Film by Radar Pictures Writer
Craft Yourself Silly (Ep #1 and #2)
Internet by Funny or Die Director
Indie Game Makers
Documentary by Katalyst Entertainment / ThrashLab Channel (Documentary) Director/Producder Episode of original Thrashlab series, Subculture Club
Film by Anchor Bay Films / Parallel Media (Comedy) Writer / Assoc. Producer Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis and Colin Hanks star in this comedy from the producer of American Pie.
Autistic-Like: Graham's Story
Documentary by PBS / Perge Productions (Documentary) Director / Producer
by DASH Networks / Perge Productions Producer A documentary about the making of IT FEELS LIKE PITCH BLACK, a modern dance piece about a mothers journey with autism.
Official Selection, Independent Filmmaker Showcase
Producers Guild of America Diversity Fellowship
WINNER, Best Screenplay, Sunscreen Film Festival West
WINNER, Audience Award, Knoxville Film Festival
WINNER, Best Short Film, WILDSound Film Festival
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT Brilliant Light Film Festival
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
FREDDIE AWARD for Outstanding Medical and Health Reporting for AUTISTIC-LIKE: GRAHAM'S STORY (FINALIST)
I reads them books real good