Eirik Smidesang Slåen was born in the town of Lillehammer in central Norway. At the age of 18, he started his university education with two years of film history & theory, then continued with literature- and art studies till the age of 24. During this period, he directed shorts and wrote screenplays. In 2003 he was engaged to direct a TV-documentary on the Norwegian fan culture surrounding the Lord of the Rings-films. (Disciples of the Ring, 2004, SF Norge/ Imaginær Virkelighet/Sirkusfilm). In the fall 2004, he started his formal film school education at the International Film School of Paris; Éicar. At the end of his first year of studies, he directed the short period drama Maurice U. (2005, Éicar/ Imaginær Virkelighet), written by himself and inspired by the life of French painter Maurice Utrillo. The year after, he graduated with the film Ghosts; a modern adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play, set to the coast of Normandy. He is currently developing new fiction projects, as well as preparing a documentary for Norwegian television.
(Film(s), registered or screened at Clermont