Eric Spoeth studied film and media production from the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney, Australia. While there, he directed “N.D.E – Near Death Experience”, a 16mm drama detailing the experiences of life after death. Once back in Canada, he formed Spoeth Creations, a new media company specializing in the adaptation of classic stories for modern audiences.
In 2003, he directed the first in a series of silent comedies in the style of Charlie Chaplin, entitled “The Street Sweeper”. After enjoying a limited run as a trailer for the Walt DisneyPictures’ feature “Herbie: Fully Loaded”, the film went on to screen at festivals and on airlines across the globe. It won the Audience Choice Award at the Spectrum Film Festival.
The follow-up film, “The Manikin”, won similar acclaim.
In 2005 Eric directed the feature film “C-38: The Search for Marriage”, a documentary about the fight for marriage equality in Canada.
“Mea Maxima Culpa” is Eric’s first film in the horror genre. Adapted from Dante’s Inferno and Edgar A. Poe’s “The Telltale Heart”, it is an homage to the Vincent Price serials of the 1930’s. It has premiered in Canada at the Edmonton International Film Festival in 2010.