Recently named "People to Look Out For" by the Los Angeles Times, Eric Eason was born and currently lives in New York City. He began filmmaking with a series of experimental Super 8 shorts. In 1995, he moved to Budapest and wrote a novel about the War in Bosnia. After returning to the U.S., Eric wrote and directed three 16mm narrative short films. Manito is his feature film debut. Eric's second feature Journey to the End of the Night is do out in 2006. It stars Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, Scott Glenn and Catalina Sandino Moreno.