April 2013 Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – Closer Than Ever
Advertising agency Special Group had this idea of mounting eight Go Pro cameras on the orchestra’s instruments and create a montage of subjective angels. The day the orchestra performed Beethoven’s 5th in Auckland Town hall, Ryan Kothe and I got one hour with them. We mounted cameras to bows, keys and bridges and recorded the orchestra in a way no one ever done before.
March 2013 “Making of” for TSB Bank
I spent a day with agency Special Group, production company Flying Fish and director Gregor Nicholas at the shoot of an ad for TSB Bank. My 2 min making-of film was shown to the TSB board members and was very well received… they tell me.
March 2013 Ljudhjältarna, Title Sequence for Swedish Television
Title sequence for children’s program. Produced for Swedish Television together with David Giese. Brilliant 3D by Kevin Phillips. Have a look.
February 2013 Behind the Scenes at Waitangi Day
Maori Television asked me to do a behind-the-scenes shoot of their news and current affairs teams at Waitangi Day 2013. Great day, and some amazing images.
January 2013 Campbell Live Titles
Developed together with Josh at TV3 Integration.
December 2012 Corporate for Yale Locks
Nice little 2 min film about Yale locks’ efforts at Henderson Valley Road – the most burgled street in New Zealand. Simple but precise. Have a look.
August 2012 Imagery for Waiata Māori Music Awards
A toolbox of graphics presenting categories, nominees, etc. I wanted to evoke a sense of mystery, journey and that special award feeling. I played with scale and shot extreme close ups of instruments, and projected them on a large screen on stage. Check out the result here.
August 2012 Last day of filming Oruōrua
Wow. 16 bands filmed over five days and it was my first multi cam directing job. It was a steep learning curve but both the producer, the commissioner and I are very please with the result!
August 2012 Gravity Coffee, Brand Presentation
I shot and edited an “award reel”, presenting the brand development Special Group did for Gravity Coffee. It was a fun job! Have a look at the reel here.
July 2012 Vodafone ad
Director Ryan Kothe and Wield Studios asked me to help out on two stop-motion ads for Draft FCB and Vodafone. Check them out here.
April 2012 Directs 20 part TV series
I’ll direct and design a 20 part live music tv series screening on Maori Television end of this year. Oruōrua will feature New Zealand artists performing unplugged versions of their own songs. It will be shot in a studio with a live audience.
April 2012 Directs ads for TSB Bank
Ad agency Special Group contracts me to shoot, direct and edit four 15 seconds ads for TSB Bank My Bank. Have a look here.
February 2012 New studio
I’ve moved in with ad agency Special Group on Drake Street, Freemans Bay. Great people to share an office with. Pop by and say hello!
October 2011 Two Promax Silvers
The launch of FOUR wins two Promax silvers in Sydney: “Channel Brand of the Year” and “Best Television Image Campaign”.
August 2011 Best Design Awards, Silver & Bronze
Four wins silver and bronze at the Best Design Awards.
July 2011 Three films on the Rialto Channel
Off the back of Sale St Shorts, New Zealand’s greatest film cable channel Rialto Channel, buys broadcasting rights for Matinée, Airhead and Let Go.
March 2011 Matinee & Airhead in double-bill at Sale St Shorts
Matinée and Airhead screen as the two shortest shorts at Ant Timpson’s Sale St Shorts mini festival.
February 2011 Launches new channel for Mediaworks TV
Arvid joins Mediaworks (TV3, C4 & FOUR) as Senior Creative and launches the new channel Four. Work include brand development, on-air imagery, station idents, content and brand promotion.
November 2010 Crafting a Meaningful Home Book Trailer
San Francisco based photographer Thayer Allyson Gowdy asked me to cut and post-produce a promo for the launch of Meg Mateo Ilasco’s book Crafting a Meaningful Home. Thayer found me through some films I’d made with Jenny Zrains for Toast in the UK.
Read more about it here, and do check out the film but also both Thayers amazing photography and Meg’s beatufull books and artwork.
October 2010 Let Go screens at the re-opening of ‘The Vic’ in Devonport
The Victoria Picture Palace was build in 1912 and was the the first purpose build cinema in New Zealand and possibly the southern hemisphere. Today it is re-opening it’s doors to the public with a renovated interior and renovated cinemas.
As part of the opening, Let Go screened throughout the day at the 44 seat Benwell Cinema, fitted with a bright new screen and a new 2K digital projector. Taika Waititi’s classic “Two Cars one Night” screened as part of the program upstairs at the 120 seat Albert Cinema.
Read more at: thevic.co.nz
June 2010 Promax gold and bronze
Maori Television’s “Explore Your Imagination” campaign wins gold and bronze at the Promax Bda Promotion & Marketing World Awards 2010. The campaign was awarded gold in the category “Children’s Program Campaign”, and bronze in “Children’s Program Spot – Live Action”.
April 2010 Eradescape – Official Section of the 36 Badalona Film Festival
Eradescape will screen at Badalona Film Festival which is held from the 5th to 13th of November 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. www.festivalfilmets.cat
September 2009 Promax nomination
Arvid is nominated for Best Children’s Promo in the Promax/BDA awards 2009 for his ‘Explore Your Imagination’ image idents of Maori Television.
The Promax/BDA Awards recognise excellence in on-air promotion and advertising. We’re looking for the very best of on-air promotions and advertising created to get your channel, programme or brand noticed. Compete for the coveted PROMAX “Muse” and BDA “Isis” to be recognised as the best in Australasia.
Awards entries are now open to satellite, cable, broadcast television and radio stations, advertising agencies and associated new media, their agencies and production houses
July 2009 Co-directs music video ‘Idong’
Arvid teams up with Swedish director and old friend David Giese and shoots a music video for “Idong” by Maher & Sousou Cissoko. Check it out here!
May 2009 Film for UK fashion lable Toast
My friend Jenny Zarins asked me to help her edit and post produce a film for UK fashion label Toast. Email campaign was sent out to 60,000 customers. Have a look at the film and Toast’s micro site here.
“A short film shot over a couple of days in north-western Crete during our spring/summer ’09 photo shoot. Filmed by Jenny Zarins on Super8; video post-production by Arvid Eriksson; music composed and played by the highly talented cellist, Joe Zeitlin (myspace.com/joezeitlin); and featuring Erika Wall, our very lovely (not only in looks) model.”
April 2009 Waitangi Day – On Air Packaging
Maori Television asks me to design their opening titles for their coverage of New Zealand’s Waitangi Day.
March 2009 Stop-Frame Animation
Director Kim Webby and producer Pietra Brettkelly contracts me to shoot and animate some re-enacted scenes for their documentary October 15th – Collateral Damage.
November 2008 Trailer for Sundance winner
Director Pietra Brettkelly asks me to produce a two minute theatrical film trailer for her feature length documentary “The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins”. After being awarded “Best Editing World Documentary” at the Sundance Film Festival, the film has won numerous awards and secured world wide distribution.
July 2008 Worldwide distribution of Eradescape
Italian distribution “Vitagraph” starts distributing Eradescape on a worldwide basis.
February 2008 Platonic at Clermont-Ferrand
Platonic screens in The Short Film Market at world famous Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France.
January 2008 Arvid relocates to Auckland, New Zealand
Arvid relocates to Auckland, New Zealand, to develop a feature film script and explore other opportunities down under.
November 2007 Airhead & Matinee, Pay-Per-View
In a distribution deal with an Italian Mobile Phone Network, Airhead and Matinee will be distributed as Pay-Per-View films.
October 2007 Lycra Commercial
Agencies Saatchi Saatchi and Masius contracts me and Flynn Productions to produce a viral commercial for Lycra.
September 2007 Airhead and Matinee in Best-of-DepicT
Airhead and Matinee are selected by Bristol Int. Film Festival to be included in a Best-of-DepicT showcase. The films will be screened at Uppsala Int. Film Festival in Sweden.
May 2007 Arvid at Canal Plus, Scandinavia
Arvid starts new contract at Canal Plus in Stockholm, directing film trailers and channel identity
May 2007 Platonic premieres at the REX Cinema, Soho, London
Arvid screens Platonic at the REX Cinema in Soho to a busy crowd of about 160 people.
May 2007 TVC for Dirty Pretty Things
Arvid wins a pitch to design and animate a 30″ commercial for Dirty Pretty Things. Produced by Flynn Productions, London. On air at MTV, VH1 and Bravo.
April 2007 World-wide distribution
Vitagraph in Italy closes deal with Instrument Films to distribute Let Go, Matinee, and Airhead world-wide!
February 2007 Representation
Flynn Productions in London starts representing Arvid as a director.
December 2006 Finished shooting Platonic
Arvid has just finished filming an 8 min short film, “Platonic”. The film will be ready for the international film festivals by end of March 2007. We’ll keep you posted on the private view!
July 2006 SILVERTOWN is short listed for grant
SILVERTOWN is short listed for the Newham Film Office’s grant and will go through workshops throughout August. Production is set to start in September.
May 2006 SILVERTOWN documentary proposal is finalised and handed in to Newham Film Office.
March 2006 LET GO, broadcast rights sold to Canal+ in Spain.
February 2006 Let Go get’s 35mm grant
LET GO gets grant from Swedish Film Institute for blow up to two 35mm prints to be shown at Folkets Bio cinemas around Sweden. Premiere April 2006.
January 2006 Arvid is invited as one of the talents at Berlinale Talent Campus
October 2005 LET GO, Scandinavian broadcast rights sold to Viasat Broadcasting Ltd.
October 2005 LET GO & MATINEE, broadcast rights sold to Canal+ in France.
October 2005 MATINEE, webrights sold to Lovefilm.
June 2005 LET GO is selected for the ‘Best of Raindance East’
LET GO is selected for the ‘Best of Raindance East’ selection in Raindance’s new initiative with Tiscali.
April 2005 Arvid joins Tundra Group
Arvid joins the creative collective Tundra Group. Arvid will be joining as live action director and editor. Please check out what Tundra’s up to at www.tundragroup.com