Raleigh, NC, USA
Eric Deal is the founder of Stay Woke Studio, an indie movie production company. Always interested in creative pursuits, Eric graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with a degree in Graphic Design. He spent the next several years working and freelancing as a graphic artist. His love of film never waned, and in 2006 Eric wrote his first screenplay, “Finding Fernando”. That script would become a second rounder in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest. Another script, “The 7th Strike”, advanced to the 2nd Round of the 2013 AFF Screenplay Contest as well, placing it amongst the top 10% of the 4,400 entries. In 2014, Eric made the strategic decision to relocate to Austin, TX, in search of like-minded indie filmmakers. His decision paid off. Just one year later, Eric wrote and directed a short film entitled, “Severed”. Since those early days, Eric presently resides in Raleigh, NC, and has penned 14 feature screenplays, 4 shorts, 1 hour TV drama, 1 half hour TV drama. And in 2017 he wrote, directed, and acted in his second short film, which was sold to Shorts TV.