Eric Daniel Metzgar is a three-time Emmy nominated director, cinematographer, editor and screenwriter. He has directed three critically-acclaimed feature documentaries -- Reporter (Sundance, 2009; Emmy nominee, 2011), Life. Support. Music. (POV, 2009), and The Chances of the World Changing (Independent Spirit Award nominee, 2006; POV, 2007) -- and one experimental narrative feature, For the Coyotes. He recently directed his first short documentary, A Film About Animals (for my children to watch when they are older), which won Best Short at the International Wildlife Film Festival and Best International Short at Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival.
Metzgar also edits: Crime + Punishment (Sundance 2018, Special Jury Award), Almost Sunrise (Emmy nominee, 2019), and Give Up Tomorrow (Emmy nominee, 2013); and he consults: Thank You For Playing (Emmy winner, 2017), High Tech, Low Life (POV, 2013), and The Surrender (Emmy nominee, 2016).
Most of his films are available to rent/stream here -- just click on the links to the films. His work has been broadcast on HBO and PBS and screened at the Sundance Film Festival and other major festivals. He has received multiple Sundance grants and is a Sundance Documentary Lab Fellow. His films are also used as teaching guides in classrooms in America.
Metzgar lives and works in San Francisco, California, with his wife and two children. He is a Buddhist practitioner and volunteers as a meditation teacher in prison.
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