Eric Risher began his filmmaking career in Dayton, Ohio. He attended Wright State University, earning a degree in Motion Picture Production with a minor in Sexuality Studies. For several years he worked as the assistant editor for Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, a pair filmmakers known for their award-winning documentaries. They collaborated on several short films (SPARKLE, LAST REEL, and MAKING MORNING STAR) which played in numerous film festivals. Before leaving Ohio, Eric joined the crew of the feature films CAROL, directed by Todd Haynes, and MILES AHEAD, directed by Don Cheadle. Eric is editor for the short documentary, THE LAND, by Erin Davis.
Today, Eric lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and their cat, Oliver. He continues to foster his passion for filmmaking, working as a freelance editor. Currently, he is the associate editor for Serendipity Films. Eric hopes to hone his skills so that he might direct and edit more films of his own.