This site is devoted to presenting the professional credentials of Duke University graduate Eric Barstow (that’s me!) in relation to working in the film & television industry.
I continue to work tirelessly to being the best I can be at the art & craft of filmmkaing. I am always interested in collaborations and certainly do consultations to help you figure out what your project needs. Feel free to check out the rest of the site to see some of my work. Thanks so much!!
Eric was born in Manhattan, NY and lived in Queens during his childhood. Since moving to North Carolina with his family, he soon acquired a love for film after visiting a childhood friend who took Eric on a tour of a local film school in the city.
Eric has placed all of his focus on filmmaking and understanding the process from beginning to end as he recently directed the short documentary, Bi/RACIAL Me.
Following its completion, the film soon won for Best Short Documentary at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, GA. It was also selected by the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, NV and was part of Wake County’s Black History Month Celebration.
Eric also had the honor of being selected to attend a dynamic study-abroad documentary outreach with Actuality Media. Here, he made his most ambitious project yet, ¿Que Sera del Caribe?, that looks at the Costa Rican government’s rezoning efforts to claim coastal property that had traditionally belonged to the locals of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
After graduating summa cum laude from the film program at Saint Augustine’s University, he then attended the MFA program in Experimental & Documentary Arts at Duke University. He has just completed his studies at Duke and looks forward to new frontiers in pursuing his career.