Erik Carlson

Erik Carlson

Filmmaker and Screenwriter

Burbank, California

Member Since:
July 2014
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About Erik

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a Degree in English and Cinema, and earned my Masters Degree at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in 2016. Influenced by filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Curtiz, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, and the teams at Pixar and DreamWorks, my hope is to make films inspired by my childhood with strong stories and engaging characters that leave audiences with a fun time. (i hope to write a few novels in the future as well.)

Unique traits: I'm a very hard worker on every project that I create or work on, wanting to give my best effort possible. I am highly imaginative (sometimes overly so) and have many years experience of writing and screenwriting.


  • The Wolf Warrior

    The Wolf Warrior Fantasy Drama A werewolf is forced to work with a princess in order to stop a murderous knight from starting a war between humans and fantastical creatures.

  • A Night at the Movies

    A Night at the Movies Fantasy Adventure When a shy movie fan and a concession stand girl are magically pulled into a 1930s adventure film, they must find the confidence to outrun a ruthless gangster to a lost treasure that will return them to the real world.

  • Double Exposure (Working title)

    Double Exposure (Working title) Historical Drama A disillusioned political aide from a prominent family attempts to find a new purpose as a filmmaker in 70s and 80s Hollywood, which is made more complicated when his younger brother decides to follow in his footsteps. 

  • Henry and the Fictionals

    Henry and the Fictionals Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy Comedy When a struggling screenwriter abandons the craft for financial stability, his fictional creations stage an intervention on the night a make-or-break work assignment is due.


  • A Night at the Movies

    A Night at the Movies (2016)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Writer A shy movie fan must overcome his confidence issues when he and his crush, the theater concession stand girl, are pulled into a 1930s adventure film by its fiery heroine.


  • Gold Award-Narrative Short-International Independent Film Awards

  • Award of Excellence-Best Action/Adventure Short-Southern Shorts Awards

  • Best Film-NYC Short Romance Film Festival

  • Best Cinematography-Pulp Short Film Festival

  • Best Short Screenplay -San Diego International Kids Film Festival

  • Outstanding Short-US Hollywood International Film Festival

  • Award of Recognition-Best Shorts Competition


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