Now in it’s 15th year, Red Storm Productions is an award-winning independent production company dedicated to raising public consciousness through the creation of engaging and thought-provoking media and events.
Most recently, Red Storm produced the history series Edge of the World: BC’s Early Years for Knowledge Network in British Columbia. It was the highest rated commissioned program in the network’s history.
Previous to this, Red Storm co-produced the feature film Eve & the Fire Horse, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Roger Ebert adored the film calling it “One of the most beloved films at Sundance”. The film won numerous awards at various international film festivals, and was released theatrically in the United States and Canada in 2006.
Other documentaries and features produced by Red Storm include Army of One (2004 Winner, Best Canadian Documentary Feature at Hot Docs, produced for the BBC and CBC), Peacing It Together, Say I Do (produced for CTV), Island of Shadows (Winner of 4 Leo Awards and 1 Gemini Award, produced for CTV) and the feature film Protection (Canadian Images opening film at the Vancouver International Film festival, winner of 3 Leo Awards, nominated for a Genie Award and winner of multiple international film awards).
Founder and President
Erik Paulsson is an award-winning filmmaker with over twenty years of film and television experience. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre for advance film study as well as Concordia University’s Undergraduate Film program.
After graduating with distinction from Concordia’s film program, Erik moved to Vancouver where he founded Red Storm Productions in 1999. Under this banner, Erik has produce and/or directed seven films to date, The Edge of the World: BC’s Early Years (2010), Peacing It Together (2008), Eve & the Fire Horse (2006), Army of One (2004), Say I Do (2002), Island of Shadows (2000), and Protection (2000).
From 2009 – 2013, Erik was the Executive Director of the Crazy8s Film Society, and producer of the annual Crazy8s Film event, which gives funding and support to help BC’s best emerging filmmakers make a professional short film in just 8 days. In those five years he Executive Produced 30 short films, and by his final year, had increased the attendance at the gala screening to almost 1,400, making it one of the Vancouver film industries must-attend events of the year.
In addition to his work as filmmaker, Erik has also been a film instructor at UBC, the Vancouver Film School, Selkirk College, and the Gulf Islands Film and Television School. Erik has also sat on various Boards of Directors, including the Cineworks Filmmakers Society, the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society, and the Documentary Organization of Canada.