StudentFEST: An Intimate Conversation with Filmmaker Erik Bloomquist

Erik Bloomquist, writer, director and actor, will present to  High School and College students on November 2nd at the GoggleWorks Cafe Belly Kitchen at 9AM. Erik will speak about his journey as an indie filmmaker, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The event is free and open to students across Berks County.

Erik is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner, eight-time nominee, and former Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated television series, The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik serves as showrunner and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy®Awards and recipient of nine nominations.

Erik’s debut feature Long Lost is an official selection of ReadingFilmFEST (see schedule for details) while his short She Came from the Woods has played festivals worldwide.  Film and television acting credits include The Cobblestone CorridorThe Mystery of Matter (PBS) and Sorority Nightmare (Lifetime). Theatre acting includes the U.S. premiere of Calendar Girls and the world premiere of Rear Window (starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Tony-winner Darko Tresnjak). Erik has also directed at prominent regional theaters including Ivoryton Playhouse, Ozark Actors Theatre, Priscilla Beach Theatre, and Union County Performing Arts Center.

Erik has served as adjunct faculty, Artist-in-Residence, or Visiting Artist at Trinity College, Clark University, Avon Old Farms, Miss Porter’s School and Saint Andrews School (where he delivered his TEDx talk). He graduated cum laude from Trinity and is an alumnus of the London Dramatic Academy.

Event Info

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9am
Venue: The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts cafe Belly Kitchen
Address: 201 Washington St, Reading

This program is free to high school and college students. For more information contact Cammie Harris at charris@readingfilmfest.com