Erik Carlson – Production Designer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Production Designer, Erik Carlson!


 Erik most recently designed Discovery’s highly-acclaimed first dramatic series, “Manhunt: Unabomber.”

Erik’s career spans over 20 years in the film and television industry.  Alongside “Unabomber,” he is most known for his work on “Desperate Housewives,” which earned him two Emmy nominations and an Art Director’s Guild Award nomination. His other credits include Warner Bros’ “The Majestic,” NBC’s “State of Affairs,” Fox’s “Grandfathered” and History’s “SIX.”
Throughout his career, Erik has had the opportunity to collaborate with several acclaimed filmmakers, including Christopher Nolan, Frank Darabont, Trey Parker, Marc Cherry, Dan Fogelman, and Greg Yaitanes, among many others.Erik can elaborate on his designs in “Manhunt: Unabomber,” his role as a production designer and how that evolves based on his projects, as well as his experience collaborating with these various filmmakers.

You can see further examples of Eric’s work at his website