Surviving Cinema

Eric Stanze is an award-winning director, writer, editor, producer, and 2nd unit director who primarily works on independent feature films. Stanze began interning on local commercials and music videos at the age of 16, and he entered the industry professionally when he was 18. More info, trailers, and news at

04/08/2014 - 7:30pm
At the end of last month, I found myself in the thick of battle, gunfire blasting all around me, danger ever-present, the enemy lurking around every turn... but I was wielding a camera instead of a weapon. MORE
03/25/2014 - 6:00pm
When he arrived for a meeting this past March 15th, Jeremy Wallace (producer on my films Ice From The Sun, Scrapbook, China White Serpentine, Deadwood Park, and Ratline) brought with him a surprise that MORE
03/18/2014 - 7:30pm
This past weekend we held a "pre-pre-production" meeting about a film I can currently say zilch about.  We anticipate shooting it this fall, and the title starts with 'S'... but that's MORE
03/12/2014 - 7:00pm
Year five of the PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada has started its engines.  PollyGrind director Chad Clinton Freeman took a defiant little jab at the mainstream by officially announcing the fest MORE
03/05/2014 - 1:00pm
More and more often, in recent years, I've found myself being asked to read screenplays and story treatments written by various peers and associates.  Most recently, I was asked to eyeball a story MORE
02/25/2014 - 5:00pm
The Woman In Black (2012), a creepy, roller-coaster ride of a ghost story chiller, greatly exceeded my expectations.  It stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter films) and is directed by MORE
02/19/2014 - 12:30pm
Almost two years ago I spent two weeks in New Mexico and Arizona scouting locations.  We were not scouting for a specific movie.  (A zombie film I'd been developing was kinda sorta on my mind, but MORE
02/13/2014 - 1:00pm
About a week ago, one of horror cinema's most beloved directors, George A. Romero, celebrated his birthday - and I felt inspired to end my day watching one of his films.  But which one to watch?  Of MORE