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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 With Richard Ogust while making THE CHANCES OF THE WORLD CHANGING

With Richard Ogust while making THE CHANCES OF THE WORLD CHANGING

 At the jungle hideout of rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, filming REPORTER

At the jungle hideout of rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, filming REPORTER

 At the Sundance Documentary Lab with Robert Redford and Cara Mertes with GIVE UP TOMORROW

At the Sundance Documentary Lab with Robert Redford and Cara Mertes with GIVE UP TOMORROW

 At the premiere of LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC.

At the premiere of LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC.

 Filming in Cambodia with Wildlife Alliance

Filming in Cambodia with Wildlife Alliance

 At the Sundance Film Festival premiere of REPORTER with (L to R) producer Mikaela Beardsley, director EDM, executive producer Ben Affleck, subject Nick Kristof, producer Steven Cantor

At the Sundance Film Festival premiere of REPORTER with (L to R) producer Mikaela Beardsley, director EDM, executive producer Ben Affleck, subject Nick Kristof, producer Steven Cantor

 Shooting REPORTER in Rwanda

Shooting REPORTER in Rwanda

 At the HBO premiere of REPORTER with Nick Kristof and Jackie Glover

At the HBO premiere of REPORTER with Nick Kristof and Jackie Glover

 On the set of "For the Coyotes" with (L to R) actors James Carpenter, Josh Schell and writer/director EDM

On the set of "For the Coyotes" with (L to R) actors James Carpenter, Josh Schell and writer/director EDM

 The crew of Crime + Punishment at Sundance 2018

The crew of Crime + Punishment at Sundance 2018