Eric Botel-Barnard is a producer and director of photography based in Philadelphia.
He founded a production company serving a variety of organizations from arts non-profits to health care systems. In addition he has technical directed many multi-camera productions. Recently he produced a feature documentary following a contentious political campaign in the City of Brotherly Love.
Outside of producing, he works as a freelance director of photography for films, television, and digital platforms. His recent work includes the feature documentary King Georges, inventor profiles for Popular Science, and an anti-piracy campaign for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Film by Erika Frankel (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department
Crescendo! The Power of Music
Film by Jamie Bernstein (Documentary, Drama, Family and Music) Camera and Electrical Department El Sistema, Venezuela's phenomenal youth orchestra program, now a global movement, brings social transformation to disadvantaged children. Our film is an in-depth, verite-based look at three kids as they participate in a pair of Sistema-inspired programs in the US. In Stanford Thompson's Play On, Philly! program, Raven is a violin natural whose rambunctious spirit gets her in trouble. We also meet quiet, quirky Zebadiah, whose viola brings him out of his loneliness. Meanwhile, in Harlem, Anne Fitzgibbon's Harmony Program nurtures troubled Mohammed, their trombone star, whose African-born father is far more concerned with his son's failing grades. Heartbreak and joy come in big doses as we watch our three young people discovering themselves through the mysterious power of music. Written by Anonymous
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Television (Documentary, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Couples, friends and ER doctors reminisce about hilariously horrifying injuries that stemmed from sexual escapades.
Duct Tape Twins
Film (short) by Sarah Nerboso (Fantasy) Cinematographer Twin One and Twin Two go through life duct taped together. But what happens when one twin breaks free?
Film by Eric Pfriender (Documentary) Cinematographer, Director, Editor Documentary chronicling the lives of four professional Scrabble players as they prepare for the National Championships in San Diego. Exploring themes of success, competition, regret, and validation, the film is ultimately about making one's mark, one tile at a time. Written by Eric Pfriender