Erik Bloomquist is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner (Outstanding Director & Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated series The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik served as writer, director, showrunner and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy® Awards and recipient of nine nominations.
Erik's sophomore feature Ten Minutes to Midnight world premiered at Popcorn Frights, played a 50-city theatrical run, and is now on digital & VOD via 1091 Pictures. His award-winning debut feature Long Lost is also available worldwide. Erik's romantic dramedy Weekenders (in which he also stars) opened in 115 cities on Valentines Day Weekend and is dated for a spring VOD release. Horror feature Night at the Eagle Inn and holiday family film Christmas on the Carousel are both slated for later this year.
A member of Actors Equity Association, Erik's theatre acting work includes the U.S. premiere of Calendar Girls and the world premiere of Rear Window (starring Kevin Bacon). He has also directed at regional theaters and colleges throughout the country.
Erik has served as adjunct faculty, Artist-in-Residence, and 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, member of Connecticut Magazine's "40 Under 40: Class of 2019", and winner of Dancing With the Stars: Connecticut.
"Bloomquist’s good looks and natural charm make him an affable lead."
"Mr. Bloomquist's performance is the highlight of the evening."
"Relatable enough to become the champion of the audience... [His] quick dialogue and performance [in] the leading role elevate him above the rest of the indie crowd."
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"A display of sheer creativity and impressive flexibility ... Here comes a filmmaker with gusto and talent to boot."
"Audience members...were awed by his command of the play’s opening monologue, a 15-minute soliloquy of sorts where he pours out his soul to the audience."
"With giddy sophistication and blatant charm ... Bloomquist perfectly acts the quintessential matinee idol: bored, blasé, ’prettier than thou’ and obviously a cad."
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