Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Erik Moe began his filmmaking career at the age of twelve when he made Stony, an unpolished, but enthusiastic tribute to the Rocky franchise. The film was well received in neighborhood screenings and went on to be featured on the nationally run show Kidsworld, on CBS.
With a move to San Francisco, his grown-up career began. As an advertising copywriter at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, he created award-winning campaigns for Norwegian Cruise Line, Pizza Hut, and Budweiser, among others. It was at Goodby that Erik also wrote the cartoon novel Tales of a Young Urban Failure, which was optioned by Comedy Central. Hollywood was calling. Erik answered.
Making the move to LA, Erik wrote and co-directed the feature film No Sleep ‘til Madison, which stared Jim Gaffigan and won the Sundance Channel Emerging Filmmaker Award. He soon took the helm on his own, writing and directing the short Young Artie Feldman which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was featured at both the American Film Institute and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Soon after, he began directing commercials in 2003 through Radical Media.
Alongside his advertising adventures, Erik continues to write for television; most recently with Chris Hardwick’s Fish Ladder Productions. He has also written for HBO’s The Life and Times of Tim, NBC Studios, Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Productions, CBS, Fox, Studios USA, Paramount Television, Universal Television, Tornante, Brillstein Grey Entertainment, and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.