Bio

ERIC FRITH

EDITOR | WRITER | STORY PRODUCER | PRODUCER

PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

Working in both non-fiction and fiction, Eric’s storytelling expertise has aired on Netflix, been distributed by Miramax and heralded as “an Oscar level piece of work” by film critics Ebert and Roeper. Other distribution includes: Sundance Now, PBS American Masters, Syfy, Gravitas, Travel Channel, Dream Entertainment, Independent Lens, Cinema Management Group, PBS AfroPop, Off the Fence, Liberation Entertainment, and NHK Japan.

His films have screened at top festivals: Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, Tribeca, SIFF and literally hundreds of others around the world. All together they’ve won 27 best Film/Documentary Awards, and 18 Audience Awards for Best Film/Documentary. In addition: 2 Social Justice Awards, an International Humanitarian Award, Spur Award from Western Writers of America, Best Editing Award, Media Justice Award, Best Social Issue Doc. Award, Best LGBTQ Doc. Award, Billie Award for Best Entertainment – Women’s Sports Foundation, International Humanitarian Award, Activist Award, and 2 Best Environmental Documentary Awards.

Eric has edited documentaries narrated by Ludacris and Hill Harper and fiction starring: Jeremy Renner, Minnie Driver, Andy Garcia, Beau Bridges, Jaime Chung, Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore and Elise Eberle to name a few. He recently finished editing a six part documentary series on gaming and a feature starring Tom Skerritt and Mira Sorvino.

WORK SAMPLE

Feature: 2020-21 Editor, EAST OF THE MOUNTAINSIn Post Production:Starring:Tom Skerritt, Mira Sorvino

Doc. Feature: 2020 Editor, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, THE PRISON WITHINDistribution:Gravitas. Awards:Social Justice Competition Winner – Santa Barbara Film Festival. Featuring:Hill Harper

Doc. Feature: 2019 Editor, Co-Writer,  THE WILDAwards:Best Documentary Award – Breckenridge Film Festival, Best Editing Award – Boston Film Festival, Best Environmental Documentary – DOC LA

Doc. Feature: 2017 Editor,  Co-Writer, DOWN THE FENCEDistribution:Netflix. Awards: Audience Award – San Luis Obispo Film Festival, Award of Excellence – IndieFEST film awards, Spur award from Western Writers of America

Feature: 2017 Editor, ATOMICADistribution:SyFy Films. Starring:Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore, Sarah Habel

Doc. Feature: 2016 Story Producer, Consulting Editor, BIG SONIADistribution:Sundance Now. Awards:Best Documentary Awards at: Napa Valley Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival. Audience Awards at: Napa Valley Film Festival, Mendocino Film Festival, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Tallgrass International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Doc. Feature: 2014 Editor, Co-Writer, THE BREACHAwards:Best Documentary Award – Galway Film Fleadh, Best of Fest – Palm Springs International Film Festival

Doc. Feature: 2013 Editor, FINDING HILLYWOODAwards:Audience Award – Napa Valley Film Festival, Best International Documentary – Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival, Best Documentary – Montreal International Black Film Festival, Best Documentary PNW filmmaker – Eugene International Film Festival, Best Feature – Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Rainer Independent Film Festival.

Feature: 2012 Editor, EDENDistribution:Liberation Entertainment. Starring: Beau Bridges, Jaime Chung,Awards:Audience Awards – South by Southwest Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival

Doc. Feature: 2012 Editor, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, A LOT LIKE YOUDistribution:PBS- AfroPop. Awards:Best Documentary Awards at: San Francisco International Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, Montreal International Black Film Festival. Social Justice Award – DisOrient Asian American Film Festival

Doc. Feature: 2008 Editor, MARCH POINTDistribution:Independent Lens – PBS. Awards:Audience Award – Indigenous Green Environmental Film Festival, Winner – ImagineNative Toronto, Official Selection – Independent Lens

Doc. Feature: 2005 Editor, THE HEART OF THE GAME Distribution:Miramax. Premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, Acquired by Miramax Films, heralded as “an Oscar level piece of work” by film critics Ebert and Roeper.

Short: 2004, Director, Editor 49?  Sundance, Seattle International Film Festival.

EDUCATION

B.A. English | Creative Writing, University of South Carolina

eric@byrdproductions.com

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