Eric Stedman grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania and had his first theatrical script performed while in the fifth grade. Interests in art and acting were also developed when he was young. He studied film, art, and musical composition in college and has worked as an illustrator and an art, music, theatrical, and film restoration director on projects which often have some relation to historical events or theatrical and film productions of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Eric is an accomplished artist who generally works on self-published projects and is currently developing new graphic/comics projects, which have been a lifelong goal. Currently in development are action/adventure cliffhangers The Black Circle and Defenders of the Universe.

>ModelMayhem Portfolio

In 1999 he developed the
Serial Squadron through which he currently publishes restorations of lost silent films and movie serials on DVD and is is well known among fans of the form for his restorations of cliffhanger serials long thought lost, including the 1938 Lone Ranger serial, Beatrice Fairfax, The Hope Diamond Mystery, The Masked Rider, Daredevils of the West, The House of Hate, and Tarzan the Fearless. The first movie serial ever on DVD, Zorro's Fighting Legion, was published through the site. He is currently working on new DVD releases of movie serials and silent films in association with the Library of Congress and the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Picture Archive at the University of Southern California.

>Published DVDs

He also is the editor/author of the acclaimed published print and video reconstructions of the groundbreaking 1916 paranormal-investigation series The Mysteries of Myra. The Mysteries of Myra photonovel reconstructs the long-lost 1916 film series. His most recent book isThe Scythe and the Hatchet, about a double murder which took place in 1893 in Holland, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Movie Serial Photonovels
>Vanishing Shadows
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When just out of college, Eric wrote the first musical adaptation of the classic story Beauty and the Beast, which was performed in 1990 at Bristol Riverside Theatre and later at other locations in the Philadelphia area. For the last 15 years Beauty and his other plays and musicals including Rapunzel, Peter Pan and Wendy and The Testimony of Lizzie Borden have been performed all over the world. He also directed the premiere performance of John Balderston’s Frankenstein, which was the basis of the 1931 film. Performance rights to Eric's shows can be obtained at the Storyland Theatre website.

>Published/Produced Plays
>Vanishing Shadows (Upcoming works)

Photo Restorations

Eric also designed and maintains the websites:

>The Mysteries of Myra
Tom Baust
Ithaca-made Movies