Erik Gustavson (born 24 November 1955) is a Norwegian film director and producer. He started out as a camera assistant in 1974 and eventually moved on to cameraman before starting to work as a director in 1981.
He has directed seven feature films, including Herman, The Telegraphist (an adaptation of Knut Hamsun's novel Dreamers), and Sophieʼs World, all three of which enjoyed multi market theatrical release. The Telegraphist was entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.
In addition to his feature films, Gustavson has directed and produced approximately four hundred commercials world-wide for a variety of international markets.
Gustavson has published articles and produced documentaries about the craft of filmmaking, and occasionally teaches the subject in Norway, Cuba and Argentina.
Among the international awards that Gustavson has received are: Seven nominations for the Amanda Award, and three Amanda wins including Best Norwegian Short Film (1985), Best Norwegian Feature Film (1991), and Best Nordic Feature Film (1993); Two Golden Pencil Awards for Best Norwegian Commercial, one Gold Award for Best Nordic Director; and three Eurobest Awards in different categories for commercials.
Since 2002 Gustavson has been based in Norway and in Italy
Present: Creative director and partner in the cross-media company Small Screen AS, developing interactive quality content for the international Smartphone market.