Eric Schaeffer

Eric Schaeffer


1/22/1962, New York, New York, USA

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Eric Schaeffer


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Eric Schaeffer grew up in New York's Upper West Side. He loves his neighborhood and primarily sets his films there. He attended Bard College as a Drama and Dance major, and afterward began driving a NYC cab for nine years. During that time, he wrote 20 feature screenplays…more


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    • Eric: Laughter is the best medicine. I know from my recovery in all areas of addiction that humor is a tremendously, tremendously important antidote to recovery.

    • Eric: (about Starved) Hopefully, what comes through is that it's certainly about much more than eating disorders. It's about four people battling the challenges of humanity — the excitement, the successes, the pathos, the struggles with finding love and spirituality and careers that work.

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  • I've been an unrelenting fan

    of Schaeffer's since I first saw "Fall" in '97. I was so enthralled and bewildered by the movie, that the reactions of male suitors in my life to that movie are requisite. I've read many reviews about his work, and I just don't understand why they were bad. His mere personality overwhelms on screen.