In his official bio we learn, “Over the years Eric Casaccio has been involved in several different areas of the entertainment industry. He got his start performing in Boston Regional Theatre Productions and independent films. During that time, Casaccio worked for Boston Casting recruiting talent for commercials, industrials, theater productions, and independent films while taking crew positions on local movies.
In January of 1997, Eric moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and writing and subsequently wrote his first feature screenplay “David’s Walls”. After completing several drafts, he became determined to bring his creation to life. Shortly thereafter, he became involved in production working on features, commercials and music videos. Combining his experiences in production and casting, he produced a five-minute experimental music video for “David’s Walls” offering viewers a brief symbolic vision of the story with abstract glimpses of the main characters. “David’s Walls” screened in several festivals around the country.
Casaccio's most important accomplishment is “Psychic Glitter”, an onstage charity event production responsible for raising almost $2,000.00 for The Trevor Project honoring the memory of Lawrence King, a teenager shot and killed in school for his sexual orientation and gender expression. Eric wrote, produced, co-directed and even played a feature length lead role while spreading awareness for an unforgettable tragedy.
Eric's short film “Freak” collected sixteen awards and one nomination on the film festival circuit and reached critical acclaim. This story of self acceptance touched mainstream, international, underground and LGBT audiences all around the world with several positive reviews. “Freak” received worldwide on-demand distribution with IndieFlix.
In addition to studying abroad with the London Theatre Program, Eric received his Bachelors Degree from Roger Williams University graduating with honors. He has studied acting at the Michael Chekhov Connection, appeared in many award winning short films and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.”
Eric says, “PS I love you because…”
- You are the most relaxing getaway and best escape! Living in the big city grind of Los Angeles, there comes a time when one needs to unwind. Renting a quiet poolside hotel with mountain views and feeling the peaceful evening wind refocuses, enlightens, and refreshes my spirit.
- You have some of the best cultural events! As a filmmaker, I’ve attended both The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Their event organizers accommodate a fantastic time programming memorable movies with fun after parties in gorgeous venues. Also, the Thursday night art walk is a great time filled with irresistible decorations for anyone’s home.
- You have a vibrant LGBT community! It’s wonderful to see publications like LIVE Magazine giving visitors a road map to the latest attractions. Whether it’s a grabbing a bite at the Tropical Restaurant, happy hour at Wang’s, or a night out dancing at Hunter’s Night Club, you are bound to meet new local and worldwide friends. When it’s time to leave, you’ll want to come back as soon as you can!
- Your hiking trails are breathtaking! Whether you want an easy trail or strenuous one, each venture leads to a blissful destination. A most peaceful hike is Tahquitz Canyon – a trail where you walk in the footsteps of our ancestors leading to a serene waterfall. The Aerial Tramway also brings you to some excellent trails with spectacular views.
- You have a calm way of life! Getting around Palm Springs is as nice as the evening breeze. No matter what time of year, there’s hardly any traffic, yet there’s always something fun and social going on. You can never get bored in this magical haven below the mountains and near the windmills!
His bio continues, “Currently, Casaccio's short film “Narcissist” is screening around the world winning several awards and receiving positive reviews. His feature screenplay “Twin Flames” won the Runner-Up Award for Best Alternative/Social Script at the Action On Film International Film Festival and will be workshopped in the future.”
Eric is really cool! Check out my Nicholas Snow Live podcast interview with him at this link.
Can't wait for your return, Eric! We miss you!
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