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Tori - Trailer

A successful Type A security expert has to have a home monitoring system installed and realizes that her biggest problem maybe what happens in her own home. Official selection 2020 Maryland Film Festival


This is a work in progress short film to be released at the end of 2021. This is a very personal examination of the confluence of ambition, reality, and regret.

The Love Within

The Love Within 2016 was our first attempt at a festival quality movie utilizing the best cast and crew available in the greater Baltimore area highlighted by the opportunity for onset training for numerous students of film outside a university setting.


About Eric

Baltimore City

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Eric. R. Cotten was born and raised in the projects of West Baltimore. Seeking a better life he put himself through college to become a critical care nurse. After an almost fatal accident he decided to diversify by entering real estate. It was through this business that he was introduced to the world of filmmaking.   Through his real estate business, he became associated with the HBO show – THE WIRE (2002- 2008). The time spent with the HBO production team reignited his long dormant creative... more

Sea Monster

Sea Monster is a community collaboration between the Baltimore Filmmakers Collective and Filmmaker Miceal O'Donnell.
This is a "WTF" short examining a mundane idea taken to its unnatural uncomfortable ending.
  • Sea Monster - Short Clip

    Short clip from the short film, "Sea Monster." Heather dares Sydney to sleep with the "big man" on campus, and gets more than she bargained for. Starring Alexandra Clear, Aurora O'Greenfield, and Zach Michel. Produced by Eileen O'Donnell. Cinematography by Travis Whitworth. Music by Rick Szybowski.

Blue Light

  • Blue Light - web series - Episode 1

    This was a collaboration between the Baltimore Filmmakers Collective, writer director Miceal O'Donnell and students of his acting class. Blue Light is a psychological study of one woman's experience in a "Twighlight Zone-ish" world. Created for the Charm City Fringe Festival.

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