Eric, Winter to Spring is a short documentary directed by UnionDocs Collaborative Fellows Danya Abt and co-directed Joyce Wong as a part of the Living Los Sures project.
Eric, Winter to Spring is a glimpse into the life of a Brooklyn cab driver. The film is rich in atmosphere, and profiles a New York City poet and taxi driver as he confronts his past – after losing his brother two years ago, Eric quits using drugs and begins a new chapter in his life.
Friday March 6th 2015 at 8pm Eric, Winter to Spring had its festival premiere at the True/False Film Fest as a part of the Time Is A Thief series.
Director’s Statement: Cheap
“Eric, Winter to Spring was inspired by an unlikely meeting during the Fall of 2013. Presented with the challenge of creating work about the Southside of Williamsburg, and informed by the idea that documentary subjects can collaborate in their own documentation, we staged an audition for artists of all types who were interested in being in a film. Two people showed up that day, and one of them was a poet named Eric Martine. I had previously been interested in character-based work and to me Eric was a double-treat — he had an interesting background and was a great storyteller. Later that year, I put a GoPro video camera in Eric’s cab and began to document his life.”
— DANYA ABT