Eric Slade Films is a Portland based production company dedicated to finding the heart of the story and using innovative tools and unexpected twists to bring
that story to life.
A native Oregonian, Eric attended Emerson College in Boston and worked in the San Francisco film world for 15 years, before returning to Portland in 2001. Since then, Eric has worked as an independent director, producer and writer for clients like Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS, North Shore Productions and the Institute of Medicine.
As a feature documentary director, Eric has led large creative teams through multi-year, high- budget projects, navigating treacherous waters along the way. His films Big Joy and Hope along the Wind have enjoyed critical success, screening on PBS, at SXSW, Tribeca and dozens of other festivals around the world, winning multiple Best Documentary awards.
His five years directing and producing for the top-rated PBS shows History Detectives and Great Lodges of the National Parks took him to dozens of cities and small towns across the country. With North Shore Productions, he created multiple films and interactive videos for world-class museums in the US and Canada.
His films have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, ITVS, the California Council for the Humanities, the Horizons Foundation, and dozens of others.