From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eric Bress (Borrell) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer, probably best known for his work on the Final Destination series and The Butterfly Effect. He frequently collaborates with J. Mackye Gruber. His most recent project, The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, is in development. He also has another project in development Blindsighted with his writing partner J. Mackye Gruber. Bress went to school at Hackley, an independent school in Tarrytown, and is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he studied film. He is originally from New York. He worked as a sound engineer before becoming a screenwriter. Description above from the Wikipedia article Eric Bress, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.