Eric D. Howell is an international award winning writer & director with experience in every aspect of motion picture production. After working his way through technical filmmaking, Eric joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1992 as a stuntman and actor. This experience propelled him into stunt coordination and 2nd unit directing. Feature credits include NORTH COUNTRY, JOE SOMEBODY, A SIMPLE PLAN, A SERIOUS MAN, among others.
After directing narrative television, as well as directing and shooting short documentaries of children living in under-developed countries for Non-Governmental-Organizations, Eric stepped away from the camera to earn a degree in screenwriting.
Eric was dubbed by Shoot! Magazine “as one of the industry’s crop of new directors to watch”, and has won the FADE IN Magazine Grand Prize. His film ANA’S PLAYGROUND was short listed for an Academy Award nomination and he has recently won broadcast awards for a series of three, one-minute-shorts for the American Cancer Society.
His latest short film STRANGERS qualified for a Academy nomination in 2015. His feature debut VOICE FROM THE STONE for producer Dean Zanuck starring Emilia Clarke and Marton Csokas is set for release in late 2016. He is managed by Michael Sugar and Jeff Okin at Anonymous Content.