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Eric Merola is an internationally award-winning documentary film director.

Before starting his career in documentary films, Eric began as a motion graphics designer and animator after founding "Merola Productions" and was commissioned by various clients including Fuel TV, WE Network, The Speed Channel, and Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi. He was also employed as an animation director for FlickerLab in New York City, where he worked on projects for Comedy Central and A&E.

In 2007, Eric began production on his first documentary, "Burzynski", which garnered widespread distribution and won numerous international awards including "Best Documentary of 2011" on The Documentary Channel, two "Audience Awards" at the HumanDoc Film Festival in Warsaw and the "Humanitarian Vision Award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This film also received favorable reviews from various press including The Los Angeles Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.

Eric has since released a sequel to "Burzynski" in 2013 ("Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II"), which garnered world-wide distribution, and took home the top Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sedona Film Festival on March 2, 2014.

While working on the Burzynski sequel, he was also shooting and directing his 3rd documentary, "Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering", which was released in theaters across the USA in 2014.

In 2017, Merola released his 4th documentary, "The God Cells: A Fetal Stem Cell Journey".

Most all of Merola's documentaries can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eric Merola

Eric Merola is an internationally award-winning documentary film director. Before starting his career in documentary films, Eric began as a motion graphics designer and animator after founding "Merola Productions" and was commissioned by various clients including Fuel TV, WE Network, The Speed Channel, and Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi. He was also employed as an animation director for FlickerLab in New York City, where he worked on projects for Comedy Central and A&E. In 2007, while directing an animated sequence for Michael Moore's feature documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story", Eric began production on his first documentary, "Burzynski", which garnered widespread distribution and won numerous international awards including "Best Documentary of 2011" on The Documentary Channel, two "Audience Awards" at the HumanDoc Film Festival in Warsaw and the "Humanitarian Vision Award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This film also received favorable reviews from various press including The Los Angeles Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show. Eric has since released a sequel to "Burzynski" in 2013 ("Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II"), which garnered even larger world-wide distribution, and took home the top Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sedona Film Festival on March 2, 2014. While working on this sequel, he was also shooting and directing his third documentary, "Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering", which will was released in theaters across the USA in 2014. Merola teamed up with executive producer David Barrett for his fourth documentary, "The God Cells: Fetal Stem Cell Controversy", which will be released in theaters June of 2016.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eric Merola

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