Eddie grew up in North Philadelphia, where he was raised by his father and grandparents. Eddie first became interested in filmmaking in junior high school when a representative from a local theatrical festival spoke to his class, and encouraged the students to submit a script. It took several tries, but Eddie threw himself wholeheartedly into his script, determined to share the stark truth of life in his impoverished neighborhood. Winning third place in the citywide competition remains one of Eddie’s proudest moments. The biggest critique Eddie’s script received was that his script felt more like a film than a play, and from that moment on, Eddie has been fascinated by filmmaking and storytelling of all kinds!
After graduating high school (where he helped to found a writers’ club known as the Teen Writers’ Guild), Eddie attended LaSalle University, where he studied Communication, Journalism, and Film. While studying abroad in Rome, he also had the opportunity to direct a short film, which served to confirm Eddie’s passion for writing and directing. After graduating from LaSalle, Eddie spent time honing his skills in all stages of film production through working as a Production Consultant at AECOM (an international technologies corporation), and as a freelance editor. Eddie was also able to pursue his passion for helping others through becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician!
Eddie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work surrounded by his talented colleagues at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts! During his time at USC, he has written and directed a number of dramatic and comedic shorts, and travelled to China to co-direct a documentary about the maltreatment of stray dogs in Beijing, and one woman’s struggle to overcome it. In his final year, Eddie is excited to start working on his thesis, as well as other projects he’s currently developing.
In addition to filmmaking, Eddie loves photography, traveling, and volunteering. Eddie and his wife live and work in Los Angeles.