Erik Van Wyk
Erik is internationally recognised for his ability to infuse exceptionally high levels of cinematic design with heartfelt emotion.
His work is regularly featured in all leading international creative publications whilst picking up a steady stream of awards and finalists at all the major shows. Although none sweeter than his very first, a Gold as well as Craft for Direction at the local Loeries for his very first spot MTN ‘Cricket’– a record to date for a first-time director.
Erik started his commercials career at original hot shop TBWA Hunt Lascaris, where he made a name for himself as award winning creative and also found the impetus to start directing. His rise to success was kick-started when Boards Magazine ranked him as one of the top 5 new directors worldwide. He was also chosen as one of 20 out of 600 international directors to participate in the prestigious ‘Saatchi and Saatchi Directors Showcase’ screened at Cannes.
Earlier life included university reading robotics, drumming for art school bands and a spell in fashion photography.