Born and raised in New York City, Eric Kissack fell in love with movies when he went to see The Empire Strikes Back at the tender age of 4. He spent every free moment watching films growing up, and went on to study film at Brown University.
After school, Eric spent 10 years working as a feature film editor in New York and Los Angeles. He had the pleasure of cutting funny films such as Role Models, Brüno, Cedar Rapids, The Dictator, Horrible Bosses 2, and Daddy’s Home.
In 2012, he directed his first feature, Love, Sex & Missed Connections, an independent comedy that won several festival awards including Best Narrative Feature at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Special Jury Award for First Time Filmmaker at the Traverse City Film Festival.
His most recent short film, The Gunfighter, has won over two dozen awards including the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film recently won Best of Show One Screen at The One Show and was included in the 2015 Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Director’s Showcase at the Cannes Lions.
Eric also started directing commercials in 2014 with Hélo, an LA-based production company and, in recent months, has worked with Toyota, Johnson & Johnson and Cablevision.