Eric Merola – Writer, Director and Producer
Eric Merola began his career as a motions graphics designer and animator after founding Merola Productions and was commissioned by various TV & film clients including WE Network, Fuel TV and Speed Channel. He was also employed as animation director for Flickerlab in New York City where he worked on projects for Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, MoveOn(.org), Comedy Central and A&E.
In 2007, while building an animated sequence for Michael Moore’s feature documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story”, Eric became aware of Dr Stanislaw Burzynski and decided that his was a ‘story that must be told’. And so, armed with over decade of experience, he set about producing, writing and directing his first documentary. Three years later, BURZYNSKI, THE MOVIE was released.
BURZYNSKI quickly attracted widespread distribution and many awards including Best Documentary 2011 on the Documentary Channel, 2 Audience Awards at the HumanDoc Festival in Warsaw 2011 and the Humanitarian Vision Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It also received favorable reviews from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on the DR. OZ SHOW.
In early 2013, Eric released his second documentary – BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II which has premiered in various film festivals. It was released on June 1, 2013 on TV and internet On Demand in over 200 million homes in 6 countries—under a major international distribution deal.
In August of 2014, Eric Merola released his third documentary SECOND OPINION: LAETRILE AT SLOAN-KETTERING in 5 USA cities theatrically, and garnered positive reviews in the mainstream media and landed a 45-second plug on the CBS's internationally syndicated TV Show "The Doctors". It is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Video On Demand.
Learn more: secondopinionfilm.com