Eric Don, business administration ’13, auditioned for the short film in May. After being cast, he was informed that the script was selected by Sprite and was going to be turned into a three minute short film that could possibly lead in to a one minute commercial seen in theatres.
He spent three, twelve-hour days on set— one day on wardrobe and two days shooting. He said the entire cast and crew were an integral part of the success of the film and after a few weeks of editing, the film was uploaded to Sprite.com.
After professional judging a month later, the winner was announced.
“I was ecstatic when I heard the news! I was actually driving home when I received the call and stopped by my favorite restaurant before coming home,” he said. “I received many messages via text and Facebook from friends who had seen the film. Once I had the opportunity to visit the theatres, I was honored to have been selected as a primary actor.”
Eric has been in the entertainment industry since he was one and a half years old. He has held primary roles in more than 30 national commercials, acted in TV shows such as “Malcolm in the Middle” and “The X-Files,” he’s been in movies, print ads, and even performed stand-up at the Improv.
Aside from his acting career, Eric has also been an active participant in campus clubs. He is a Business Honors student, previously served as the president of the Business Honors Society, he’s the founder and currently president of Hillel (the only Jewish organization on campus), and he has won competitions as a member of Phi Beta Lambda.
If you want to see Eric on the screen, visit a local movie theatre or click HERE to see the full three minute film.