Eric Merola is an internationally award-winning documentary film director.
Before starting his career in documentary films, Eric began as a motions graphics designer and animator after founding “Merola Productions” and was commissioned by various clients including Fuel TV, WE Network, The Speed Channel, and Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi. He was also employed as an animation director for FlickerLab in New York City, where he worked on projects for Comedy Central and A&E.
In 2007, while directing an animated sequence for Michael Moore’s feature documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story“, Eric began production on his first documentary, “Burzynski”, which garnered widespread distribution and won numerous international awards including “Best Documentary of 2011” on The Documentary Channel, two “Audience Awards” at the HumanDoc Film Festival in Warsaw and the “Humanitarian Vision Award” at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This film also received favorable reviews from various press including The Los Angeles Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.
Eric has since released a sequel to “Burzynski” in 2013 (“Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II“), which garnered even larger world-wide distribution, and took home the top Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sedona Film Festival on March 2, 2014. While working on this sequel, he was also shooting and directing his third documentary, “Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering“, which will have a theatrical release starting in eight major USA cities in the summer of 2014.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Congratulations to Eric Merola, director of <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Burzynski?src=hash”>#Burzynski</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cancer?src=hash”>#Cancer</a> is Serious Business for winning the Audience Award from BEST of <a href=”https://twitter.com/DOC_Channel”>@DOC_Channel</a>!</p>— Documentary Channel (@DOC_Channel) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DOC_Channel/statuses/156420405211561984″>January 9, 2012</a></blockquote>
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— Documentary Channel (@DOC_Channel) January 9, 2012
Eric’s main website: http://ericmerola.com/
Eric Merola bio on Second Opinion: http://www.secondopinionfilm.com/eric-merola-director-biography