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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 Media 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+
  • OZY
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Cramer-Krasselt (CK)
  • AboutFace Media
  • Radar Studios
  • Stir Advertising
  • GMR Marketing
  • Pabst Brewing Company

Filmography

  • "The Blood is at the Doorstep" - 2017 - SXSW - Director / Producer / Director of Photography
  • "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

  • 2016 - Brico Forward Fund Recipient - Milwaukee Film Festival read >>
  • 2016 - Milwaukee Film Festival - Competition Documentary Juror
  • 2016 - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival - Mothers For Justice (short) - "Best of Fest" - Special Jury Recogonition
  • 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 >>
  • 2014 - Shot on Emmy Award Winning Campaign watch >>
  • 2013 - Milwaukee Film Collaborative Cinema Mentor
  • 2012 - Radio Milwaukee "Music Video of the Year"
  • 2011 - Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) - Artist Incentive Award

Press

  • 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 >>
  • 8/5/16 - Erik Ljung has been documenting Dontre Hamilton's family for the last two years - Lake Front Row 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 >>