About The Director - Eric Merola
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 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—under a major international distribution deal.
In March of 2014 -- Eric Merola released his third documentary, Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering which is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Vimeo On Demand. [Watch the trailer] [Buy the DVD on Amazon.com]
Eric Merola's only efforts within the film industry are those listed in this bio as well as his IMDB page: [ click here ].