Eric Ossohou

Eric Ossohou

Cinematographer, director and editor in New York City, New York

About Eric

Eric A. Ossohou was born in Abidjan on May 8, 1972. The ninth of eleven children, with two wonderful kids of his own today, Eric is a born storyteller.

His love for movies started at a very young age. He recalls his first true movie experience in a theater as a toddler or a bit older, sitting on his older brother’s lap and being mesmerized by the silver screen.

Through his elementary school years, Eric exhibited his passion for storytelling. In the dirt, and using pebbles as “stand-ins,” Eric created elaborate plots to entertain his childhood friends who usually gathered all around to watch him execute his ideas. Sometimes curious parents joined in as well, eager to watch Eric’s interesting “movies.”

Years later, after leaving the Ivory Coast, Eric spent some time in Europe and ultimately made his way to New York City. His passion for film led him to New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where he obtained a degree in Film and Television Production, with emphasis on Directing, Cinematography, and Editing. Eric has been freelancing ever since, involving himself in a variety of projects, from movies to reality TV, Documentary films, Commercials, Corporate and Music Videos. Eric also teaches Cinematography and Film Production in New York City where he's instilling his love of film in a new breed of filmmakers. Furthermore, Eric is a contributing writer for Videomaker magazine. His enthusiastic devotion to filmmaking continues on today.



Name: Eric Ossohou

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Videographer, Camera Operator and Director of Photography

Credits

  • Women, War & Peace

    Women, War & Peace (2011)
    Television Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Bathtub Gin

    Bathtub Gin (2009)
    Film (Short, Action, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Amateur bootleggers in The Great Depression scheme to get the money they need to survive.

  • What If

    What If (2009)
    Film (Short and Crime) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Under the Pink Carpet

    Under the Pink Carpet (2005 - 2007)
    Television (News) Cinematographer A Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender themed entertainment news magazine series. Irreverent, fast moving and colorful, Under the Pink Carpet features celebrity interviews and backstage coverage at concerts, film/theater premieres, nightclubs, book signings, performances, plays, parties, and more! Because of it's fun, comical style Under the Pink Carpet is popular with "straight" audiences as well as LGBT people. But Under the Pink Carpet is more than just entertainment news. The show realistically and sometimes critically examines many aspects of the Gay subculture, providing a no holds barred glimpse behind the facade of a "fabulous" lifestyle. The show is produced and directed by Tony Sawicki, who also serves as the primary correspondent. Also featured as News/Entertainment Correspondents are Drag Personality Clover Honey (the 1st and only Transgendered reporter on national TV!), hilarious and openly Lesbian Stand-Up Comedian Michele Balan and Attorney, Producer and self-described "... Written by C. Welsh

  • Funny Valentine

    Funny Valentine (2005)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Editorial department Josh is one of those guys who can't navigate the shallow NY singles scene. Not to worry, his two friends Tim and Sean are self proclaimed singles experts who are willing to help their buddy. From bestowing their dating wisdom, to giving their friend a total image make-over these two stop at nothing - including the writing, placement, and interviewing of a personal ad. Weeding out the three "right ones" or at least what they deem the most appropriate proves to be a monumental experience, even for these two. In the meantime, Josh applies some of his newly acquired wisdom coupled with his own honest approach on Doreen - a woman his two buddies have deemed out of his league. Indeed, it appears that all of his advances go unnoticed on this lovely but embittered singled mom. Of course love does triumph in the end, but it is found by the heart and only after the age-old adage of "to thine own self be true" is learned by one and all. Written by Anonymous

  • The Apprentice

    The Apprentice (2004)
    Television (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department "The Apprentice" is a 15-episode unscripted drama in which 16 candidates from all walks of life, including both Ivy League MBA graduates and street entrepreneurs with no college education, will endure rigorous tasks each week while living together in a hip Manhattan loft apartment. The tasks will test their intelligence, chutzpah and street-smarts. They will face the challenges of living in close quarters and must compete sometimes humorous but always difficult job assignments and will be forced to think outside the box in order to outshine each other to get to the top. Upon their arrival to New York City (some for the very first time), the 16 candidates will be rushed over to Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump, the centerpiece and driving force of this series. After splitting the group into two teams of 8, Trump then issues the first task. Teams will be given time constraints for each task and they will be observed by either Trump himself or members of his staff at every moment ... Written by NBC

  • All Night Bodega

    All Night Bodega (2002)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew 15 year old girl leaves foster care and embraces life on New York's mean streets.

  • Stop

    Stop (2001)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director John, a recovering alcoholic faces the prospect of returning to his lifestyle. Will a very enticing bottle of Whiskey, which he receives as a gift bring out his demons, or will he rise above this crucial challenge? Written by Eric A. Ossohou

  • Democracy Now!

    Democracy Now! (2001)
    Television (News and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • That Money Show

    That Money Show (2000)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department Weekly business show covering topics ranging from personal finance to Wall Street.

  • Change of Heart

    Change of Heart (2000)
    Television (Game-Show, Reality-TV and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Dating couples are matched up with other singles. They discuss their relationship, then their new dating experience. At the end of show the couples have to decide if they want to Stay Together, or if they've had a Change Of Heart. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

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