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Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. Called "the next Philip K. Dick" by author Kealan Patrick Burke, Shapiro is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies ... See full bio »

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Rule of 3 Writer
Living Things Writer
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  Girl Zero (screenplay & story) (announced)
  Traumatized (screenplay) (announced)
 2020 The Dish Pig (TV Series) (screenplay)
 2018/II Heavy (Short) (screenplay)
 2017 First Impressions (Short) (adapted by)
 2016/I Hoax (Short) (adapted by)
 2014 Living Things
 2014 Inglorious Kill Dogs (Short)
 2011 Mail Order (Short) (adapted by)
 2008 Rule of 3 (story)
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The thing it took me years to learn during film classes in high school and college is that the actors and script are really 90 percent of your final product. Granted, I always get the most talented DP, editor, and musician I can find, but once your cast and script are locked, so much of what the film can and will be is already determined. Then it's all about using film technique to bring the best... See more »


As of 2018, his 2 feature films and 4 short films all have major characters with secrets. See more »


Psychological realism in extreme or absurd scenarios. See more »


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