1st Assistant Director
Eric Sheehan is an Assistant Director, facilitator, organizer, leader, and ally. He has helmed independent features, commercials, music videos, infomercials, reality TV, and short films for the last 6 years in Los Angeles. Eric fell into Assistant Directing. A natural thirst for efficiency and an unabashed delight in demanding everyone's eyes and ears make him right at home running set, thanks to the folks in film school who suggested he Assistant Direct. Eric prefers to go above and beyond beforehand to get the right plan for the right job, though he revels in the challenge of rescheduling a day over breakfast. His puzzling and problem solving skills are among his greatest talents. A natural born AD, Eric rides the line, mocking crews into productivity and generating momentum, while keeping everyone on the same team.
Eric has helmed 8 feature films, recently finishing production on a horror comedy shot on location over 5 weeks in Mendocino County. Titled very literally, CRABS! the film was Eric's largest and most challenging undertaking to date. After one week of pre-production he was given the title of Co-Producer and a stake in the project.
Though at home working in the narrative feature world, Eric's career has been accelerating in the commercial, music video, and reality TV realms. Recent commercial clients include Pfizer, MTV's Scream, Warby Parker, [Adult Swim], Ruffles, and the Resident Evil movie series. In the music video world, he's worked with the Far East Movement, Iggy Azalea, Ry X, KEM, Sage The Gemini, Aimee Osborne, and everyone's favorite saddest pop queen, Lana Del Rey.