About The Director - Eric Merola

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Today, Eric Merola is an internationally award-winning documentary film director.

Before starting his career in documentary films, Eric was a painter, painting massive 6 to 8 foot paintings, using oil on canvas.

After moving to New York City to continue his painting career, Eric Merola (needing to pay the rent) became a motion graphics designer and animator after founding Merola Productions and was commissioned by various TV & film clients including Campbell's Soup, 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 2013, Eric Merola released his second documentary - BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II (2013) which has premiered in various film festivals, and won the Top Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Sedona International Film Festival in 2014. It was released on June 1, 2013 on TV and internet On Demand in over 200 million homes in 6 countries.

In the Fall of 2014 - Eric Merola is released his third documentary in theaters across the United States (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle), Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering. It received favorable reviews from The New York Times, New Youf Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, and 20 more national print publications. It also garnered a 45 second plug on CBS's internationally syndicated TV show "The Doctors" [watch]

It is also available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Vimeo On Demand upon its release. [Watch the trailer]

Radio and TV interviews with Eric Merola.

Eric Merola's only efforts within the film industry are those listed in this bio as well as his IMDB page: [ click here ].