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Eric Wostenberg hails from Denver, Colorado where he spent much of his youth making action movies in his backyard with water pistols and fireworks. Inspired by the early films of Sam Raimi and Michael Bay, Eric discovered that his passion was to be behind the camera and make movies.

Persuaded by his parents to ground himself in a strong liberal arts education before pursing filmmaking, Eric attended Gonzaga University and received a B.A. In history. At Gonzaga, Eric also was a four-year varsity rower and in his senior year, he was named to the 1999 PAC-10 All Conference Team.

Immediately upon graduation, Eric applied to the USC School of Cinema- Television and had the great fortune of being accepted to the prestigious program. Since then, Eric has directed and produced numerous short films. Sacrifice, his graduate thesis film, is a culmination of everything that he has learned at USC.

Nowadays, in addition to pursuing film, Eric spends his spare time training for marathons and triathlons. It is his goal to complete an Ironman Triathlon by Spring 2005.

He currently resides in Venice, California.

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