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Meet Erik

www.cebuosani.com
www.erikshirai.com

I am a self-taught, NYC based director and cinematographer; I have worked around the world on numerous documentaries and TV shows. Some of my clients include TRAVEL channel, National Geographic, A&E and PBS. I am dedicated to producing content that is visually cinematic and original.

I started my own production company, Cebu Osani Films in 2007 to build a foundation for my creative ideals. My style is to approach cinema more openly, trusting my natural intuitions to guide my creative vision and allowing the story to breathe organically.

I am currently working on 2 projects. The first one is called I AM WHAT I EAT. I AM WHAT I EAT is a film series that shares stories from around the world about people and their connection to food. The first episode featured Mike Lee, the founder of the NYC supper club, Studiofeast.

My 2nd project is a feature length documentary on Night. I traveled around the vast country of America last year, finding and filming people who inhabit the night. Night people are the minority; when the rest of the country dreams the people of the night work, play and live in the shadows. ‘A Shot in the DARK’ is a film dedicated to sharing their story.

My girlfriend, Melissa Detroy, works at SanaVita and introduced me to the health and wellness world. She has shown me a lifestyle beyond just eating healthy. Her influence has helped me find balance in my life, which has been a great benefit to me both professionally and personally. Melissa’s dedication to helping people heal has been an inspiration to witness.