Raised in Oklahoma, award-winning filmmaker Eric McEver relocated to Tokyo during college to pursue a passion for Noh theatre. While working variously as an actor, translator, game developer, and animation producer, he developed an offbeat cinematic vision fusing the languages and idiosyncrasies of his two homes.
Between 2010 and 2012 he created The Sansaku, a bilingual, genre-fusing triptych of experimental films consisting of Tutor, Buddha Bento, and Out There Somewhere. He further honed his skills at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he wrote, produced, and directed shorts in Japan, Singapore, the United States, and China. His award-winning student film Layover screened at festivals in the United States and Europe.
He recently completed the multi-award winning Paleonaut, a time travel romance inspired by his lifelong affinity for paleontology, and A Utopia, a documentary chronicling a suicide-obsessed Japanese artist. He is currently developing a trio of feature films under his Ikémen Entertainment banner.