Eric Watson - Details


Eric Watson began his career at San Francisco State, majoring in Broadcast Communications Arts. He went on to study Motion Picture Production at the American Film Institute and was awarded the Mary Pickford Scholarship for Excellence in Producing. It was at AFI where Watson first collaborated with director Darren Aronofsky and cinematographer Matthew Libatique, marking the beginning of a long, productive partnership. Their first project together was a student film called Protozoa, which would later become the name of their production company.

In 1995, Watson moved to New York City to produce his first feature, pi (1998). The movie debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to a standing ovation and was snapped up by Artisan Entertainment for distribution. When p was released in theatres, it received rave reviews, box office success, and was named one of the Top 10 Films of 1998 by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Washington Post and the Seattle Times, among other major dailies.

In addition, the movie earned Watson an IFP/West Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature. Last year, Watson also executive produced Rob Schmidt's debut feature debut, Saturn, for Thousand Words.