Erik Peter Carlson's filmmaking style has been illustrated by critics as one with a decidedly European flair; an Italian/German technique. EPC was born and raised in Upstate New York to a family of film enthusiasts. It was only natural for him to be intrigued by the medium at an early age.
At the age of 10, he was introduced to a new technology of making movies with the Fisher Price PXL-2000 camcorder. This camera, which was marketed to and for teens, recorded five minute movies on audio cassette tapes. From this point on, EPC was rarely seen without a camcorder in his hands.
In the fall of 2010, he started production (Executive Producer/Writer/Director) on 'Transatlantic Coffee'. The film was completed in 2011, winning numerous awards and rave reviews at film festivals across the globe, including best picture, screenplay and director, actor and supporting actress. 'Transatlantic Coffee' opened in the fall of 2012.
EPC's second writing/directing feature, 'The Toy Soldiers', a dramatic, epic coming-of-age picture, premiered in Hollywood at the Chinese Theaters on June 8, 2014 to a record breaking sold out audience. It was also invited for an October 2014 presentation at the prestigious Hollywood Film Festival. It released nationwide in the US on November 14th 2014 in AMC Theaters. The screenplay was sought after by The Academy of Arts and Sciences to be a part of their permanent library for filmmakers and students worldwide.
'Wolf Mother', a crime drama about two outlaws looking to redeem themselves by solving a high-profile child abduction case, was released in 2018 Currently, Carlson is working on his latest film, "A Fairy Tale After All", his first family film,.