Mar 14, 2011
Eric Howell has worn multiple hats on a plethora of both independent and studio films: from camera operator, effects technician, stuntman, and locations scout, to dolly grip, director and producer.
Eric joined the Screen Actors Guild to begin performing as a stuntman and bit-part actor. This experience in turn propelled Eric into stunt coordination and 2nd unit directing. Credits include: A Simple Plan, Untamed Heart, The Mighty Ducks, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Factorum, Older Than America, and A Serious Man.
Eric’s producing and directing experience began with the international award winning short The Interview, the first motion picture to be shot on film and debuted on the internet and has writen several highly praised feature length screenplays.
Eric dove back into directing and emerged with his internationally acclaimed Ana's Playground, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award, about the moment when a child, Ana, who is forced to choose between ideology and humanity while living and playing in a dangerous war environment.