Eric Bilitch 2018
Eric Bilitch is a director, writer, editor and producer with years of experience in film, theatre, television, and digital entertainment. After graduating from The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and Syracuse University, Eric spent many years as an actor in regional theatre and national tours, such as the Broadway tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He founded the Los Angeles non-profit theatre company, The Mechanicals Theatre Group, and produced over thirty full scale productions with the Ovation winning ensemble, while also running the educational outreach for the Group in conjunction with LAUSD. Eric has directed many theatre productions, including Moonchildren, Merrily We Roll Along, The Tooth of Crime, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Eric started his film career as a Staff Writer and Creative Executive at Jesse Dylan’s production company, Wondros, where he worked alongside directors such as Antoine Fuqua, Mark Pellington, and David O’Russell and under the guidance of legendary music video producer, Anne-Marie Mackay. While at Wondros, Eric wrote and produced for many A-list talent including Mark Wahlberg, Jason Schwartzman, Ken Jeong, John Legend and Elizabeth Banks, while producing and developing digital content all over the world for organizations such as TED, Stand Up To Cancer, ONE Africa, Clinton Global Initiative, The Gates Foundation, and more; and working with the above mentioned directors on their feature film projects.
Upon leaving Wondros, Eric created, wrote, and directed the web series, Professional Friend, which appeared on many year-end best lists- including Tube Filter and Video Ink. It also won Series of The Year at the Independent Series Awards. Many of Eric’s other short film and music video projects have appeared on NPR, MTV, Huffington Post, PBS, Buzzfeed, and more. Eric co-wrote and directed the feature film, The Submarine Kid, starring Finn Wittrock, Emilie de Ravin, Matt O'Leary, Jessy Schram, Jared Abrahamson, Jack Coleman, Nancy Travis, and Michael Beach, which premiered at The Napa Valley Film Festival, was released by Mar Vista Entertainment and enjoyed a worldwide run on Netflix. Eric's second feature film as writer/director, Locating Silver Lake, starring Josh Peck, Aubrey Peebles, Finn Wittrock, Amaury Nolasco, Valerie Cruz, Zelda Williams, Robbie Kay, and Dan Lauria played over a dozen festivals in 2018 including Edinburgh International, Calgary International, Cinequest, Newport Beach, Florida, Phoenix, and many more. Locating Silver Lake was released by global distributor Gunpowder & Sky in March 2019.
Most important of all- Eric has two amazing children- Vera and Theodore.
LOCATING SILVER LAKE
Eric's second feature film, Locating Silver Lake had a successful international festival run in 2018. The film was released by global distributor Gunpowder & Sky in March 2019.
The film features Josh Peck, Aubrey Peeples, Amaury Nolasco, Valerie Cruz, Zelda Williams, Robbie Kay, Dan Lauria, and Finn Wittrock.
THE SUBMARINE KID
Eric's first feature film, The Submarine Kid, enjoyed a worldwide run on Netflix and is now available on many streaming platforms, including iTunes.
The film features Finn Wittrock, Emilie de Ravin, Matt O'Leary, Jessy Schram, Jared Abrahamson, Jack Coleman, Nancy Travis, and Michael Beach.