Eric Eason

Eric Eason has been in the film industry as a writer-director for over 20 years and has worked on various projects in the US, Brazil and Argentina—from independent films to $150 million dollar studio projects.

His first feature, “Manito,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. His second feature, “Journey to the End of the Night,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and starred Brendan Fraser, Scott Glenn and Yaslin Bey. As a screenwriter, Eason has worked on dozens of films in and outside of the studio system and he wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award nominated “A Better Life,” directed by Chris Weitz. 

My aim as a teacher is to impress upon the student-artist the critical need to become passionate about cultivating a deep and persistent engagement in subjects beyond their chosen disciplines.

Eric Eason

Eason’s films have been theatrically released around the world, reviewed by major critics and covered in major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Sun, The Miami Herald, The Village Voice, Filmmaker Magazine, etc.

Career Highlights

  • Winner – Best Emerging Filmmaker – Tribeca Film Festival
  • Winner – Best Film - South by Southwest Film Festival
  • Winner – Special Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival 
  • Winner –  Gold Palm - IFP Gotham Awards
  • Nominee – “Someone to Watch” Indie Spirit Awards
  • Nominee – “Best First Feature” Indie Spirit Awards
  • Winner –  “Special Jury Prize”  Miami International Film Festival
  • Winner – “Best American Film” Avignon Film Festival


  • Writer’s Guild of America