The Project:

I assembled a team to produce Dislecksia: The Movie that I believe can do justice to the serious mission of the project while creating a show that people will watch just for the fun of it.

Dislecksia: The Movie is produced by Captured Time Productions, a creative team of documentary filmmakers with its own production facility in Litchfield, CT. Founded in 1992, Captured Time has won more than 55 awards at major film and video festivals.

As the Director and Producer, I drew on my past experiences making “documentaries with a difference.” My Electronic Road Film, for example, portrayed a trip I took across the country discovering the diversity – and sometimes downright wackiness – of my fellow citizens. Telluride IndieFest Director Michael Carr called it, “The best ‘grassroots’ depiction of current American values.” It won an Emmy for “Outstanding Entertainment Program.” My Loop Dreams provided a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a low-budget feature movie. It won Emmys for “Outstanding Entertainment Program,” Individual Achievement for Directing,” and “Program Writing,” as well as the New York Festivals’ Gold World Medal for Comedy.

Producer/Writer/Director of Photography/Editor
Eric Gardner grew up in Oregon City, Oregon and attended college at Columbia University in New York City, and the USC School of Cinema/Television in Los Angeles. He has worked on independent feature films and non-fiction television for over 20 years. Gardner regularly works as a Writer, Director, Producer and Editor.

He has received multiple Emmy nominations for his work as an Editor on the CBS series, “Survivor.” As a Director, he has won several awards, including best film at the Big Bear Lake Film Festival for Under The Influence, starring Peter Greene. He received world-wide attention when Co-wrote and Produced Breakaway, starring the infamous Tonya Harding, and was Senior Editor of Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction, one of Fox’s highest rated specials. His diverse credits also include Producer of Queenas a feature length documentary about Latino Transsexuals for Canal + and The Danish Film Board, and Co-Producer of Great Streets: Champs-Élysées starring Halle Berry for PBS.

Currently he is Co-Executive Producer of Shahs of Sunset a docusoap series for Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bravo. Gardner is a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The Directors Guild of America.

Harvey Teacher