Eduardo Sanchez

Director, Screenwriter, Editor
One-half of the brainpower behind "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) phenomenon, Cuban-born Eduardo Sanchez (along with co-editor-screenwriter-director Daniel Myrick) engineered one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967 in Cuba

Filmography

Director (8)

Supernatural 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Exists 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

V/H/S/2 2013 (Movie)

("A Ride in the Park") (Director)

Lovely Molly 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Altered 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Curse of the Blair Witch (TV Show)

Director
Editor (4)

Exists 2014 (Movie)

(Editor)

V/H/S/2 2013 (Movie)

("A Ride in the Park") (Editor)

Lovely Molly 2012 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (3)

Blair Witch 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Quest 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (3)

Lovely Molly 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Altered 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One-half of the brainpower behind "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) phenomenon, Cuban-born Eduardo Sanchez (along with co-editor-screenwriter-director Daniel Myrick) engineered one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in cinema history, putting hope into the hearts of independent filmmakers everywhere that they too might someday make a blockbuster for peanuts. Central to their success was a potent premise that enabled them to turn all the weaknesses of low-budget filmmaking into the picture's strengths. Fed up with a genre that had come to rely on irony and special effects, they conceived the ultimate campfire ghost story, a 200-year-old legend about an outcast, a cursed town and a series of child murders and unexplained disappearances. Long before they had assembled their actors, they created an eight-minute trailer that was essentially a mock documentary of the back story of the Blair Witch. A fortuitous meeting with John Pierson led to the trailer playing on Pierson's "Split Screen" (Independent Film Channel) in 1997, and the strong reaction from many viewers buying into it as a genuine story buoyed their enthusiasm.

Relationships

Stefanie DeCassan

Companion
born c. 1968 became engaged in 1999 after long relationship

EDUCATION

Montgomery College

Rockville , Maryland

University of Central Florida

Orlando , Florida 1993

Milestones

1999

In concert with the widespread release of the picture, the Sci-fi Channel broadcast "The Curse of the Blair Witch", a mock TV documentary originally intended to frame the "found" footage as part of the feature film; rejected from the final cut (but not ab

1999

"The Blair Witch Project" debuted at a midnight showing at Sundance and received the first festival distribution deal just hours later from Artisan Entertainment which purchased the worldwide rights to the movie, including sequels, for just over $1 millio

1997

With Myrick and fellow University of Central Florida film school alumni Hale, Mike Monello and Robin Cowie founded Haxan (from the 1920s Swedish documentary "Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages"), a company which initially made ads and industrial films

1997

Eight-minute trailer for the Myrick-Sanchez brainchild, "The Blair Witch Project", shown on "Split Screen", indie guru John Pierson's Independednt Film Channel program; at that time presented as fact, not fiction; also provided another "Blair Witch" segme

1990

Met Daniel Myrick while both were students at the University of Central Florida's film school; worked on the abortive "Fortune" (a film about a witch) with Myrick while there, among other projects

Made a VHS feature at the age of 19

Worked for two years at Enterprise Network Solutions (ENSOL) in Rockville, Maryland where he became a highly accomplished graphics and web designer; responsible for the Blair Witch website (www.blairwitch.com)

Worked with Myrick and Gregg Hale on "Black Chapters", a Twilight Zone-style trilogy of short movies

Raised in Maryland

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