Being the son of a Haitian mother, Eric has been enjoying the re-discovery of his cultural origins through the work he has engaged in with Duke’s Haiti Lab. He recently traveled to Gonaïves, Haiti to document the vodou traditions and ceremonies during the holiday period of Fèt Gede.
Eric was born in New York City 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 Manhattan.Eric has placed all of his focus on filmmaking and understanding the process from beginning to end. He has completed his film studies at Saint Augustine’s University having graduated summa cum laude and is soon to complete his master’s of fine arts degree at Duke University’s MFA program in Experimental & Documentary Arts.
The future looks promising for Eric as he looks towards where his career will take him. He continues to work hard at learning & perfecting his craft while exploring the rich history of his familial homeland of Haiti.