Owner operator

Erik Hammen's movies have played on the big screen at film festivals and art house cinemas around the world. His work has been translated into Spanish and Korean.

Films include: The Boulevard of Semi-Reconstructed Dreams (2018), Lake Street Detective (2017), Beach Town (2015), Time of the Robots (2012), The Last City in the East (2011), and Love my Guts (1999).   


Erik also curates Cinema Minneapolis, a touring miniseries of critically-acclaimed and humorous films from the Twin Cities.

Other works: Erik's stage script "The Inappropriate Suitor" was produced in 2017 by Ghostlight Theatricals, running for three weeks to packed houses and popular acclaim. Erik also played guitar and sung for underground punk rock bands including Mexican Taxi, Los Loser Winos, The Land of Milk and Honey, and Mellocopter. He is the writer and illustrator of the underground comic "Mister Mask." He currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Contact Erik.


“I really liked it. It’s not like anything else I’ve seen.” (Stan Brackhage)

"A really fantastic film... I love this film so much.. I most highly recommend (it) to everyone!" - Cyn Collins, KFAI radio
“Retro charm... a briny, wistful quality.” (Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly)
“Best of the Fest.. ..nails the dynamics of a rinky-dink music scene in a small town ... great original songs.” (Tony Kay, The Sunbreak)
“Beautifully shot in Super 8 and Holga ... sharp-witted” (Sheila Regan, CityPages)
“Rip-roaring” (Tony Kay, City Arts Magazine)
“A one-of-a-kind joy” (Garen Daly, NH Public Radio)


Lightpress grant, InterBay Cinema Society, 2017

Roll Camera production grant, Northwest Film Forum, 2014

New Model Edit post-production grant, Northwest Film Forum, 2015

Festivals and screenings

Exploding Cinema, London; Roxy Underground Film Festival, NYC: Film Noir Cinema, New York; Seoul International Youth Film Festival (Korea), Seattle International Film Festival, Alta Fidelidad Ill Muestra de Cine Documental Musical (Colombia), Parkway Cinema, Mlps; Clinton Street Theater, PDX; Hell’s Half Acre Film Festival, Nueva Ola festival (Buenos Aries), Bellingham Music and Film Festival, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival,  Boston Sci-fi Film Festival, Illinois International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Northwest Filmmakers Festival, Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings, Seattle Underground Film Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, SENE Film/Music/Art Festival, Lone Star Con, TriCities International Fantastic Film Festival, Cleveland 24-Hour Sci Fi Festival, Chicago Filmmakers; Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle; Northwest Film Center, Portland; IFC; Minneapolis; Film4M, Minneapolis; Turf Club, St. Paul, Hook & Ladder Theater, Minneapolis; Northwest Film Forum, Seattle