After participating in a three-year television program in high school, Eric knew that the film and TV industry was for him.
In 1997, Eric graduated with honours from the C.T.S.R. Film/Video Program at SAIT in Calgary. Shortly after that, he began his career in the film industry as a sound assistant on North of 60 and then as an office production assistant on the feature film Heart of the Sun in Edmonton. He quickly moved on to becoming an assistant locations manager for Family Channel’s Mentors, the feature Snow Day, as well as many other productions.
Eric then worked as an assistant director for a couple years until he was coerced back into the Locations Department when there was a desperate need in Edmonton for a new location manager.
Working closely with the Edmonton Film Commission, Eric has been instrumental in bringing many quality film productions to our fair city including Ginger Snaps the prequel and sequel, and the Assassination of Jesse James starring Brad Pitt – as well as managing the Locations Department for those and many more productions.
From there, Eric slowly moved into line producing on a number of independent feature films, television shows and music videos for such artists as Jimmy Rankin of the Rankin Family and local band Murder City Sparrows.
In 2006 Eric co-founded the Edmonton-based production company Mosaic Entertainment and has produced three seasons of the hilarious sketch comedy series CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, a season of Caution’s spinoff situation comedy, Delmer & Marta, five seasons of the unique sketch/sitcom hybrid Tiny Plastic Men currently airing on Super Channel in Canada and Hulu in the United States, 50 short episodes of a sketch comedy series ETown, and the feature films Truckstop Bloodsuckers and It’s Not My Fault And I Don’t Care Anyway. In addition to the many projects that Mosaic Entertainment currently has in development, Eric has again stepped into promoting Edmonton as a filming location and working with many outside independent producers to bring them to the city to film their projects.