Born the son of traveling gypsies Eric Amber spent his early life observing the tricks and scams of the Carnival until his parents gave up the vagabond lifestyle for the boring [but honest] furniture business.
As a teen, Eric discovered improv comedy at the world famous Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary which led him to the life of street performing and play writing in a group known as The 3 Canadians.
Later, Eric and his long time comrade in comedy Derek Flores would form the vaudeville comedy duo Hot Nuts and Popcorn.
After years of performing and traveling across Canada and Australia, Eric moved to Montreal to build and found Theatre Ste-Catherine, where he taught Improvisation to a new generation of artists and comedians.
In 2009, Eric courted controversy in what would become known as the ‘Go Fuck Yourself’ media frenzy, an event that would free him from the theatre business and propel him into film making.
Eric’s 2010 film, I Heart Doomsday, A Sci-Fi love story won several awards in the genre of science fiction and his 2013 film CAFé CAFé, a Romantic Comedy has been a hit at festivals across Canada.
Eric was also featured in Episode 15 of the Stories from the Pitch podcast. Be sure to check it out!