Born in the magical period known as the “Cold War”, Eric Ernst spent his formative years in a small, rural town in Florida, avoiding alligators and the humidity. After spending the better part of the 1990s touring Florida in unsigned alternative rock bands and living off the sage wisdom once dispensed to him by baseball charlatan Pete Rose: “You snooze, you lose, kid,” Eric felt compelled to focus his efforts and headed west to Los Angeles.
Not deterred by being bitten by a dog during his first job interview, he soon interned for the Kennedy/Marshall Company as a script reader. At the same time, he began writing the independent film The Attic Door, which received a production grant from the state of Utah. Shot over 25 days with only two child actors, the film won multiple awards at the BendFilm Festival, including Best Feature, and scored a distribution deal through CineDigm. The film is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and other VOD outlets.
Currently, Eric is the script coordinator on the hit comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, and has previously worked in the writers’ rooms of TBS’s “Cougar Town”, of which he wrote an episode, HBO’s “Enlightened”, “True Detective”, CMT’s “Still the King” and FOX’s “Ben & Kate”. He is also in post-production on his webseries “Vice Force Action Squad” while continuing to develop projects for film, television, and the web.
Name: Eric Ernst
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter and Script Coordinator
Television (Comedy and Musical) Script Coordinator A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find love in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.
How We Live
TV Movie (Comedy) Script Coordinator An ensemble comedy about a pop science author and his wife who move from single life to married/family life in the suburbs of New Jersey, where he begins writing about his friends and neighbors in the style of anthropologist who's stumbled on an undiscovered tribe.
Television (Comedy) Writer/Script Coordinator Teenager Travis may live in Florida's leisurely Cougar Town, it's not easy being the son of his divorced parents: over-protective Jules and lazybones Bobby. Jules obsessively draws attention, wins sympathy and 'benignly' bosses everyone around. That includes her real estate office deputy Laurie, neighbor Ellie- who rules her devoted Cuban husband Andy Torres with iron hand- and in various modes hunky new neighbor and barman Grayson, all forming a quarrelsome gang. Written by KGF Vissers
Television (Comedy and Drama) Script Coordinator A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.
The Attic Door
Film (Drama, Family, Thriller and Western) Writer A young brother and sister are forgotten in the vast and lonely landscape of the 19th century American West. Each day, they struggle to keep up the family farm, anxiously waiting for their parents to return. With nowhere to escape, the two siblings are about to discover that they are not entirely alone. As much as they try to deny the truth, something behind the attic door has awakened and they must now face their greatest fear. THE ATTIC DOOR is the story of love, loss, loneliness, and the truth behind childhood fears. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama and Romance) Production Assistant Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort zone. The more Keith holds back, the more Natalie becomes intrigued with figuring him out. In her head, she's determined to keep him at arm's length, but in her heart she can't resist him. As Natalie's world slowly unravels, both their lives are changed forever in this powerful love story. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Production Assistant Becky Freeley is the guidance counselor at her alma mater, Glen Ellen High School. Also on the faculty is English teacher Lisa Germain, who had been a classmate of Becky's; unlike Becky, Lisa had been popular as a teenager. Becky and Lisa are rivals for the affection of Tim O'Malley, an auto shop teacher turned underqualified Spanish teacher. Becky, Lisa, and Tim all have to deal with principal Phil Huffy and the pompous and power-hungry vice principal Bruce Terry. Written by Joshua Kreitzer
TV Movie (Drama) Script Coordinator A charming skip tracer finds missing people for his Los Angeles clients.
Film (Drama) Production Assistant An investigator from the state attorney general's office is sent to a small Southern town to investigate a strange murder.
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)