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Eric Mofford

Eric Mofford is a producer, writer and director who has been involved in more than 50 film, television and on-line productions as well as numerous music videos, including Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, and Alan Jackson. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Manager on over 30 feature films and television programs including 24, CLOCKWATCHERS, KALIFORNIA and DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST. He has just completed producing HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM, a feature length award winning, Documentary on energy alternatives and the new wildcatters from the Oilman's perspective. Other recent producing credits include the live action movie portions for the EA video game release, NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER, THE SACRIFICE directed by Diane Namm and starring Chris Mulkey, and TALES FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ELVIS, written, co-directed and starring Mercy Malick. Previous producing credits include BLACK. WHITE. for FX television, EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION for ABC and the IFC critically acclaimed comedy series, MINOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF JACKIE WOODMAN. In 2001, he co-produced the 13-part documentary series, SENIOR YEAR, for PBS.

Mofford's directing career began in live theater with many critically acclaimed productions including plays written by Samuel Beckett, Alan Ball, Teresa Rebeck, Keith Reddin, Neil Bell, Sam Sheppard and Thorton Wilder. His dramatic blues film, TRAVELIN' TRAINS, aired nationally on A&E and won a dozen national and international film festival awards including the CINE Golden Eagle. He has written and directed projects for Disney Interactive, Saban Entertainment, The Discovery Channel, Image America, Why Communications, United Way, the Atlanta Project, Georgia Institute of Technology and Crawford Communications. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America. In June, 2010 he received the RAWARTISTS award.

Eric has taught numerous media workshops (including the International Film and Television Workshops) and been a panelist on funding councils and film festival seminars. In 1998, he was a judge at the Nashville Film Festival and in 2007 he was Associate Festival Director for the Independence Film Fest. He has been mentoring filmmakers with an individualized, tutorial-based instruction program One on One Film Training. Mofford has a production blog for Unconventional Media, his production company, at

Born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in film, Eric still considers his best and most challenging work to be raising his two daughters.