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

02/05/2013 - 6:00pm
Two weeks ago, I suffered a minor injury to my right thumb.  Real-life bodily injury, bloodshed, and anything of a medical nature makes me very woozy, so my greatest danger was passing out.  Thankfully MORE
08/28/2012 - 8:00pm
I recently had the rare experience of seeing an extremely rough first cut of a film – Sound Of Nothing, by director Chris Grega (Rhineland).  Very few people get to see these rather private work-in- MORE
08/13/2012 - 4:00pm
Since the release of my last film, Ratline (2011), I’ve hesitated to begin writing another screenplay.  This is not due to any writer’s block – in fact, I’ve had the opposite problem MORE
11/17/2007 - 1:00pm
Eric Stanze, writer/director/producer/actor/owner of Wicked Pixel Cinema has been sending journal entries our way since September, providing us with a rare insight into the mind of a multi-talented genre MORE
06/06/2013 - 2:00pm
  An 1896 French film titled L'Eve Futur (aka The Eve Of The Future) was the first movie to feature a robot.  It took more than a decade for America to follow up with its first film to contain MORE
06/04/2013 - 12:00pm
  I’m nearing the finish line on the first draft of a top-secret horror screenplay.  I’ve been making motion pictures for twenty years… twenty five years, if you count the early/ MORE
02/27/2013 - 3:00pm
There are $175 million studio films bolstered by major star power.  There are $20 million “independent” films with established mainstream actors in them.  And there are micro-budget films MORE
03/26/2013 - 11:00am
In Part 1 of this journey, I began revisiting the production of an older movie of mine, the bizarre horror/experimental feature Ice From The Sun, shot entirely on Super 8 film. I’d rummaged deep into the MORE