Eric Forman


Public bio

Eric is a NY based documentary filmmaker. He has played an active role in many areas of documentary programming, from development, through production, post, distribution and outreach. Projects have ranged from large-scale documentaries with national television premieres and successful theatrical runs, to multi-part prime-time documentary TV series, to smaller films that went on the festival circuit and built an audience through DVD sales and online marketing. Notable credits include: Associate Producer – YOUNG & RESTLESS IN CHINA (PBS Frontline, 2008); Archival Producer - TEENAGE PAPARAZZO (HBO, 2011); Coordinating Producer – RISK TAKERS (BloombergTV, 2011) and MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA (PBS/AOL, 2012); Co-Producer – PATROLMAN P (DIRECTV, 2012); Line Producer – MY ITALIAN SECRET (NETFLIX, 2014) about the untold saga of Italians who rescued Jews and other refugees fleeing the Nazis in World War II; Coordinating Producer - VICE on HBO (2015-2016); Co-Producer - SHADOWMAN (Amazon, 2017) about the chaotic life of legendary NY street artist Richard Hambleton; Producer - NEW HOMELAND (DOCNYC, 2018) about a group of recently arrived refugee boys who go to a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. He is currently directing his first feature called DEAD TIME, about a man on Alabama's death row proclaiming innocence and the attorneys who've been fighting for decades to free him. He also produces for Barbara Kopple's production company Cabin Creek Films.