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ABOUT

ERIK LJUNG is a freelance Producer and Director of Photography currently based in the midwest. His debut feature length documentary The Blood is at the Doorstep is slated to have its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. He has produced content and short documentaries for the New York Times, VICE News, Al Jazeera, PBS and the Wall Street Journal. In 2016 he won a midwest Emmy for his work on public television's Wisconsin Foodie. As a Director of Photography, he has worked with some of the world's largest brands and ad agencies to produce commercial content. He is a former Nohl Fellow, and a two-time Brico Forward Fund recipient for his documentary work.

Erik is a contributing member of documentary collective Discourse and is currently available for freelance assignments domestically and internationally.

contact: erik@erikljung.tv | (707) 291-3155

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Recent Clients

  • New York Times
  • VICE HBO
  • VICE News
  • BBC
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Al Jazeera English
  • Fast Company
  • TIME Inc.
  • People Magazine
  • AJ+
  • BEME News
  • OZY
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Cramer-Krasselt (CK)
  • AboutFace Media
  • Purple Onion
  • Radar Studios
  • Stir Advertising
  • GMR Marketing
  • Pabst Brewing Company

Filmography

  • "The Blood is at the Doorstep" - 2017 - (SXSW, Traverse City Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Indie Memphis FF, St. Louis International FF, Milwaukee FF, Destiny City FF, Monmouth FF, Rendezvous FF) - Director / Producer / Director of Photography
  • "Bronx Gothic" - 2017 - Grasshopper Films, Dir: Andrew Rossi - Cinematographer
  • "Almost Sunrise" - 2016 - POV, MountainFilm Festival, AFI - Cinematographer
  • "Mothers For Justice" (16 min) - 2015 - Director
  • "The 414's" (10 min) - 2015 - Sundance Film Festival, CNN Films - Cinematographer

Honors

  • 2017 - Indie Memphis Film Festival - Ron Tibbett Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
  • 2017 - Milwaukee Film Festival - Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award Winner for Best Feature Film (The Blood is at the Doorstep)
  • 2017 - Monmouth Film Festival - Best Documentary (The Blood is at the Doorstep) / Destiny City Film Festival - Excellence in Documentary Storytelling
  • 2017 - Boost Mobile campaign wins Cannes' Titanium Lion - Adweek
  • 2016 - Brico Forward Fund Recipient - Milwaukee Film Festival
  • 2016 - Midwest Emmy - Outstanding Achievement for Magazine Programming - Co-Producer - Wisconsin Foodie
  • 2016 - Milwaukee Film Festival - Competition Documentary Juror
  • 2016 - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival - Mothers For Justice (short) - "Best of Fest" - Special Jury Recognition
  • 2016 - Nohl Suitcase Fund Award
  • 2015 - Brico Forward Fund Recipient - Milwaukee Film Festival read >>
  • 2015 - Driftless Film Festival - Student Shorts Competition Juror
  • 2014 - Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists more >>
  • 2013 - Milwaukee Film Collaborative Cinema Mentor
  • 2012 - Radio Milwaukee "Music Video of the Year"
  • 2011 - Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) - Artist Incentive Award

Press

  • 11/15/17 - Milwaukee Filmmaker Opens Up about Hidden Connection to Film - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee listen >>
  • 9/28/17 - Dontre Hamilton Documentary Comes Home to Milwaukee - NPR WUWM listen >>
  • 9/28/17 - Whose Story? Five Doc Makers on (avoiding) Extractive Filmmaking -  IDA: Documentary Magazine read >>
  • 8/25/17 - Going Hyperlocal, Filmmakers Explore the Pain of Racism - The New York Times read >>
  • 8/22/17 - Conversation: How Has Milwaukee's Film Scene Evolved? - Milwaukee Magazine read >>
  • 6/17/17 - Inside the Milwaukee Made Documentary about Dontre Hamilton - Milwaukee Magazine read >>
  • 6/8/17 - From Race to Resistance to Refugees: The 28th Human Rights Watch Film Festival - Filmmaker Magazine read >>
  • 3/21/17 - 'The Blood Is At The Doorstep': When Your Film Becomes Your Life - No Film School read >>
  • 3/17/17 - Critics' Picks: The Best of SXSW 2017 - The Hollywood Reporter read >>
  • 3/13/17 - SXSW Review: The Fight for Black Lives Matter gets personal in The Blood is at the Doorstep Shadow & Act read >>
  • 12/25/15 - Nohl Fellowship artists probe how Milwaukeeans define their community - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel read >>
  • 12/7/15 - Santa Rosa Junior College Stories - Erik Ljung read >>
  • 11/10/15 - Shepherd Express - From Social Commentary to Inner Reality read >>
  • 10/6/15 - Journal Sentinel - "Mothers for Justice,' short film on Maria Hamilton, wins top cash prize" read >>
  • 10/2/15 - FOX 6 “It’s about the Michael Bell Law:” Producers film shines light on use of police force watch >>
  • 5/8/15 - Milwaukee artists documenting Million Moms March, related activism read>>
  • 4/8/15 - Covering a Tragedy - Milwaukee Magazine read >>
  • 3/19/15 - Milwaukee filmmaker Erik Ljung produces Dontre Hamilton video for New York Times - Milwaukee Record - read >>
  • 3/18/15 - New York Times documentary explores Dontre Hamilton case - Journal-Sentinel read >> 
  • 10/31/14 - Mary Nohl Fellowship winners announced - Journal-Sentinel read >>
  • 10/10/14 - 10 Standout Moments from The 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival - Milwaukee Record read >>
  • 1/1/13 - M: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine - “Sydney HiH’s Last Hurrah” pg. 32 - January 2013
  • 6/18/11 - Photo exhibit revels in the bygone hues of Kodachrome - Journal-Sentinel read >>
  • 5/13/11 - The Death of Kodachrome - Urban Milwaukee read >>
  • 1/21/11 - Couple takes photographic road trip to get last of dying film developed - onmilwaukee.com read >>