Filmmaker Eric Bricker made his directorial debut with Visual Acoustics, the award winning documentary film narrated by Dustin Hoffman, on the life and work of acclaimed photographer Julius Shulman. Visual Acoustics won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the Lone Star International Film Festival. It has also been screened with much critical acclaim at the Los Angeles Film Festival (world premiere), Festival International Du Film Sur L'Art, LACMA, The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX, and The Marfa Film Festival. Arthouse Films will release the film theatrically in the US in the Fall of 2009.
Eric' s passion for filmmaking grew out of a background in art, theatre and music; including a B.A. in English Literature and Theater from Indiana University and acting stints with both the California Repertory Company and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Once in LA, Eric turned his focus toward film and television production, working with such notable talent as Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Danny Aiello.
He also nourished his artistic interests by creating an art consultation firm, called Artistic Designs Unlimited. Eric currently has several other projects in development, including two documentary features and a narrative feature, through his company, Kaleidoscope Mediaworks.