Eric DiLucente is a 25 year film veteran. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, he has traversed the globe exploring all aspects of filmmaking from conception to consumption. He has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Film Studies and is a graduate of the Directors Guild of America Training Program in New York city. Having worked with such noted directors as Woody Allen, Ron Howard, Gabriele Muccino, and Joel Schumacher, Eric has learned firsthand from the best what it takes to make great films and he employs these techniques in every facet of film making.
Eric called both New York and LA home for years while he worked on over 40 films and learned the ins and outs of the entertainment business. Taking on a variety of roles gave Eric a deeper insight than most into how to bring together all the components of moviemaking in a cost effective way while still achieving the greatest product possible. When he came home he applied what he had learned to assist in making Pittsburgh a viable filming alternative.
In 1995, Eric started his own production company, Iron City Film Works, with the express desire to weld a strong and cohesive creative community in Pittsburgh. He is passionate about shooting in the area and has worked hard to help bring such films as Shannon’s Rainbow, Graduation and Riddle to Pittsburgh and launch them nationally. In 2004, Eric produced his first film, Speilburgh, winner of Best Comedy and Best Feature Film in both the New York and Miami Independent Film Festivals. He was invited to participate in the Cannes Film Festival’s New Producers Network in 2005. While at Cannes, he made his first deal to sell the dramatic thriller, Loaded Dice.
As an active member of the Pittsburgh Film Workers, he strives to connect creatives in Pittsburgh with industry experts around the world in order to grow the area’s reputation as a mini Hollywood and enable other artists to realize their dreams in our own backyards.
In addition to Cover Girl, Eric is working on several projects including the adaptation of the book he optioned, Fall Guys, the true story of two young boys who were framed in 1959 for murders they didn’t commit, written by ex-FBI agent and current criminology professor Jim Fisher.
Name: Eric DiLucente
Lives in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Company: Iron City Film Works
Occupation: Assistant Director
Fathers and Daughters
Film by Gabriele Muccino (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
The Last Witch Hunter
Film by Breck Eisner (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. Written by Lionsgate
Those Who Kill
Television by Glen Morgan (Action, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother. Written by A&E Television Networks
Film by Nicholas Mross (Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew College student Holly Teller (Elisabeth Harnois) is drawn to the mysterious small town of Riddle, Pennsylvania in search of her missing brother. Against the will of the local Sheriff (Val Kilmer) and town elder (William Sadler), she begins to unravel a mystery connected to an abandoned psychiatric hospital on the edge of town, uncovering a terrifying past the town is determined to keep hidden. Written by Mike
Film by John Singleton (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew High school seniors Nathan and Karen find a website with photos of children who are missing or believed abducted. One of the photos is of Nathan as a child, putting into question the identities of the couple whom he's always called Mom and Dad. Contacting the site to learn more only results in Nathan becoming the target of an intense, high-tech, international manhunt. Before his "parents" can explain themselves, they are executed by hired guns, and Nathan is on the run with Karen in tow (who just happened to be there at the wrong time). Phone use by either of them only connects directly to a man claiming to be C.I.A., in whom they find reasons not to trust. With encroaching shootouts, car chases, hand-to-hand combat and explosions around them, this seems quite much for a mere case of child abduction, and Nathan can only rely on the wrestling, boxing and martial arts skills taught by his "dad" to protect both himself and Karen as they follow a lead to find Martin, Nathan's biological ... Written by statmanjeff
Hollywood & Wine
Video by Kevin P. Farley (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Diane Blaine has the face of a movie star. Unfortunately, fallen star/tabloid queen Jamie Stephens already made it famous. Hollywoods constant rejection due to what Diane refers to as "TJS" ("Too Jamie Stephens") has made her bitter, frustrated....and, yes, whiny. Co-worker/boyfriend Jack Sanders doesn't help matters. His idea of ambition is letting it ride. Now he's in major debt to a trigger-happy mobster who, interestingly enough, has a thing for Jamie Stephens. Jack's only way out? Convince Diane to be Jamie and wipe out the debt having one meal with a made man. It's literally the performance of her life. With Jack's on the line. Written by Matt Berman
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Film by Jon M. Chu (Documentary and Music) Miscellaneous Crew The camera follows Justin Bieber (1994- ) during the ten days leading up to his August, 2010, sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Footage of these ten days of concerts, rehearsals, and down time with boyhood friends, his mom, and his entourage is inter-cut with home movies, old photos, and interviews showing a musical prodigy who loves to perform, comes to the attention of an Atlanta agent via YouTube, impresses Usher, and rockets to international stardom soon after his 15th birthday. His manager emphasizes the importance of social media and of Justin's work ethic and personality in making him a star; the camera emphasizes Bieber's look. His mom and grandparents shine. Written by <email@example.com>
She's Out of My League
Film by Jim Field Smith (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Kirk is an average Joe who works as a TSA agent at the Pittsburgh airport with his friends. The status quo of his fairly monotonous life ends when he meets Molly, a smart, kind and gorgeous blonde. Because she's way out of his league (she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5), Kirk knows there's no way on earth she's ever going to fall for him. Or is there...? Written by Marco van Hoof <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Frank E. Johnson (Family) Miscellaneous Crew After the sudden death of her father leaves a teenage girl without a family, she becomes lost in her own anger and sadness. Her family doctor (Daryl Hannah) informs her that her father had a secret, that the mother she never knew (Claire Forlani) was alive and well. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer (Louis Gossett Jr) and discovers that in caring for the horse, she is able to overcome her hardships and emotional trauma. Together they begin to win many races and upset the favorites, owned by an egocentric mogul (Eric Roberts). Through the victories and new friendships she forms, she learns to find her way back to happiness. Written by VMI
Film by Michael Mayer (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. When things don't go according to plan, they end up learning more about themselves in one day than they ever did in school. Written by Jane Sindell
The War That Made America
Television (Documentary, History and War) Miscellaneous Crew
10th & Wolf
Film by Robert Moresco (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department February, 1991. Tommy, a Desert Storm marine dismayed that the US isn't taking out Saddam, breaks some rules and faces hard labor. An FBI agent offers him an out: go home to his gritty, dockside home in Pennsylvania and help get the goods on an Italian heroine dealer; in return, no prison time and no arrest of Tommy's brother Vincent and cousin Joey. Loyalty to family conflicts with loyalty to the code of the street. Can Tommy sort it out, protect his brother and cousin, and stay true? Do young men die - in the sands of the Middle East and on the mean streets of the US - for no reason? Written by <email@example.com>
Film by Andrew Zehner (Comedy) Producer SPEILBURGH: The true story behind the man. The adventure didn't begin on the big screen it started in the lobby! Featuring the depraved comedy of award winning LA stand-up John "J.J" Williams and the menacing undertones of the legendary Sam Nicotero, first time director Andrew Zehner weaves a seamless comedy-drama that takes you to the edge of your seat and leaves you rolling in the aisles. Steven Speilburgh is a 30 year old movie usher and wannabe film maker whose big break may just break him. With a pallet of ecstasy, an ex-girlfriend, a Porn Star, a dead boss, and the F.B.I. he has more problems than a name change, but before he can make it big he has to make it out alive. Written by Eric DiLucente
Film by Pieter Jan Brugge (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Wayne and Eileen Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack, and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent. Written by Austin4577@aol.com
The Pennsylvania Miners' Story
TV Movie by David Frankel (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Based on the real-life chronicle of the "nine for nine" Pennsylvania coal miners who were rescued in the summer of 2002. Told from their own perspective, the movie reveals their extraordinary experience and, takes viewers inside the mine (shot in real mines and recreated on a soundstage) to show the life-threatening dangers and physical limitations the men faced for 77 hours as they waited for rescue. The movie was shot in many of the actual locations in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, including scenes at the real-life Quecreek mine. Written by Film Lab Rat
The Mothman Prophecies
Film by Mark Pellington (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department John Klein is involved in a car accident with his wife, but while he is unharmed, his wife mentions a moth shaped creature appearing. After her death, John begins to investigate the secrets behind this mentioned Mothman. It takes him to a small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where he discovers a connection with the same problem. Here he meets Connie Mills, while he continues to unravel the mystery of what the Mothman really is. Written by simon
The Bread, My Sweet
Film by Melissa Martin (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. He's thrown for a loop with he learns that Bella, an elderly neighbor who's his family's closest friend, has but a few months to live. All her life, she's saved money in coffee cans for her daughter, Lucca's, wedding, but Lucca is off in foreign lands, initially as a Peace Corps volunteer, and doesn't need a man. Dominic vows to bring Lucca home and convince her to marry him to fulfill Bella's most fervent wish. What will Lucca say? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by David Kellogg (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love. Written by Ari Herzog <email@example.com>
Film by Kevin Smith (Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven. Written by Jerel Parenton <J.W.Parenton@student.tcu.edu>
Bed of Roses
Film by Michael Goldenberg (Romance and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window. Written by Jonathan Broxton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Wright Verdicts
Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Legal drama with Charles Wright, an Englishman, working as a lawyer in New York City. Sandy Hamar is an ex-NYPD detective who serves as the mandatory private eye and Lydia is the super efficient secretary. Written by J.E. McKillop <email@example.com>
Don't Drink the Water
TV Movie by Woody Allen (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador's diplomatically incompetent son, Axel. Written by Rob Hartill
Trial by Jury
Film by Heywood Gould (Thriller, Crime and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Television (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror and 1 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
TV Movie by Michael Ray Rhodes (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.
Film by Ron Howard (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, Henry's nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks. Henry's wife Martha, a hugely pregnant former reporter of his, is fed up because he has so little time for his family. He is therefore considering an offer from Paul Bladden to edit a paper like the New York Times, which would mean more money, shorter hours, more respectability...but might also be a bit boring for his tastes. But a hot story soon confronts Henry with tough decisions. Written by Reid Gagle
Film by Rowdy Herrington (Action, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A serial killer is back in Pittsburgh to torment the former homicide detective who was on his trail years before. Tom Hardy, who has been relegated to water-way duty, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence. Written by FMJ_Joker
Money for Nothing
Film by Ramón Menéndez (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following his ever-warmer trail in order to recover the cash. Written by James Meek <email@example.com>
TV Movie by Frank Pierson (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In the 50's, the ambitious and unscrupulous Jewish prosecutor Roy Marcus Cohn convinces Senator Joseph McCarthy to be his Chief Counselor in his hunting against communists. The arrogant Cohn destroys careers and lives and becomes a Jew hunting Jews and a gay hunting gays. In 1985, he dies of AIDS in a hospital in New York. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film by Charlie Peters (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew When Jack Scanlan passes away just before telling his son, Johnny what was really important in life, Johnny begins to wonder if he's let life pass him by. With the funeral as backdrop, all the Scanlans appear, each with an interesting situation. One of Johnny's sisters is divorced but hasn't told anyone, the sister who is a nun is now into liberation theology and has an illegal immigrant with her, and Tony is fighting for control of his father's union. Johnny and Terry (the divorced sister) both think that they may have found true love in the chaos (though what Johnny's wife thinks of it is up for grabs) as Johnny tries to make some kind of sense out of the various strains in his family. Written by John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by John Landis (Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Marie has two appetites, sex and blood. Her career as a vampire is going along fine until two problems come up, she is interrupted while feeding on Sal (the shark) Macelli and she begins to develope a relationship with the policeman who has been trying to put Sal away. Sal wakes up in the morgue very confused and very thirsty. He goes back to his old haunts and begins to create an organized crime family of vampires while Marie and her policeman lover hunt him. Written by John Vogel <email@example.com>
Bump in the Night
TV Movie by Karen Arthur (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Martha "Red" Tierney used to be a hot-shot reporter, but that was before alcohol took over her life. One morning Martha's son Jonathan leaves for school, stopping first to meet his father for breakfast. But Jonathan never meets his dad. Instead he is picked up by Lawrence a pedophile who has been watching him. Now Martha must overcome her alcoholism and her bitterness towards her ex-husband and use her old investigative skills to find her son before it's too late. Written by Anonymous
The Bride in Black
TV Movie by James Goldstone (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A Brooklyn shopkeeper (Lucci) gets involved with an out-going artist (Soul) who has a mysterious past.
Night of the Living Dead
Film by Tom Savini (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life? Written by Derek