Doing what I love...telling stories
Erich Meltvedt is a director, producer, best boy grip, and editor that currently lives in Orange County, California. Born in Hollywood, Erich has many commercial credits showcasing well known products that have been used all over the world.

Erich’s father, Richard Meltvedt, produced the film 21 Years for Pepperdine University, the same school Erich attended and from which he received his business degree. But Erich couldn’t stay away from making movies while attending college. He made his first movie for incoming fraternity pledges, a cross between Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Greek life.

After graduation, he moved to Germany to work, learn the language, and discover his heritage (his mother is from Germany). When his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Erich returned to the United States. He spent the next 15 years making marketing videos for Whitmont Legal Technologies. In 2012, he started Integrity Media Corp, which specialized in digital content. Erich went on to produce and direct product commercials for companies all over the globe. Erich managed to travel to India and Mexico where he wrote and produced three short documentaries for local organizations trying to make a difference in the lives of the people of Tecate and Tenali. The films brought awareness to the lack of resources and medical conditions in those areas.

It was not until 2019 that Erich met Paul Bayne, a gentleman from his alma mater who had brain cancer. It was from his initial conversation to say hello and console Paul on his diagnosis that Erich pitched his first film. Paul loved the idea, and the rest is history. Living with the Odds is Erich’s debut film.
Selected
Living with The Odds
Catalina Film Festival
Catalina
2021
Finalists
Living with The Odds
Seoul International Film Festival
Seoul
2021
Nominated
Living with The Odds
Nieves International Christian Film Festival
Cape Coral, Florida
2021
Winner
Living with The Odds
New York Tai-State International Film Festival
New York
2021
Official Selection
Living with The Odds
Berlin Lift-off Film Festival
Berlin
2021
Official Selection
Living with The Odds
Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival
Hollywood
2021
Award Winner
Living with The Odds
Spotlight Film Awards
Atlanta
2021
Best 1st Time Director Feature
Living with The Odds
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner
Living with The Odds
Sweden Film Awards
stockholm
2020
Official Selection
Living with The Odds
kalakari Film Fest
Dewas
2020
Winner
Living with The Odds
Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2020
Official Selection
Living with The Odds
Providence International film Festival
Providence
2020
Award Winner
Living with The Odds
Oniros Film Awards
St. Vincent
2020
College
Pepperdine University
Bachelor of Science
19871991
High School
Whittier High School
19801984
Birth Date
December 16, 1965
Birth City
Hollywood
Current City
Newport Beach
Hometown
Whittier
Height
6'
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Children
3 children, Grace, Faith and Daniel
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