Eriksen Dickens is a filmmaker, actor, writer, and co-founder of Platinum Peek Productions. He was born and raised in Oakdale, CA and currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA. As the Creative Director for Platinum Peek, Eriksen has produced advertisements and documentaries for over 150 clients around the world. He has also written, directed, and acted in numerous creative shorts, ranging from documentaries to short films, comedic skits, and music videos.
He also received his B.A. in Philosophy from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
In 2018, Eriksen published his coming of age novel entitled The Orchard’s Offspring. He began writing it in 2013, completed it in 2015, and continued tweaking it until he was ready to publish 3 years later. The story is a psychological coming of age thriller set in 1965 about a group of childhood friends. It is available for purchase on Amazon and other sites.
Released in 2019, Magic in the Lane is a documentary that follows the life of an entrepreneur, magician, and world-class swimmer, Chuck Katis. Written and directed by Eriksen and produced by Platinum Peek Productions, the film was shot in Berkeley, CA, Santa Clara, CA, and Colorado Springs, CO.
Dear Oakdale is a love letter to Eriksen’s hometown, Oakdale, CA. Known as the cowboy capital of the world, Oakdale is a unique place in today’s world. Being a fourth-generation citizen of Oakdale, Eriksen wanted to pay tribute to the town that made him who he is today.
Eriksen has acted in numerous short films, music videos, advertisements, and comedic skits. He tends to navigate toward either comedic characters or dark, brooding characters… two opposite ends of the spectrum!