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

12/20/2012 - 2:00pm
Here at the end of 2012, if I had to choose two film titles that best sum up my year, I’d have to select We Are What We Are and Scrapbook.  That’s pretty odd, because We Are What We Are is slated MORE
11/28/2012 - 6:00pm
If you have a new television, or are thinking Santa may bring you one for the holidays, chances are you’ve been exposed to the newest way films can be screwed up between the time they’re finished and 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
07/25/2012 - 1:00pm
From the end of last May through the end of June I was in upstate NY directing 2nd Unit on a feature horror film.  I can’t yet discuss any details – like the cast, the name of the director, or MORE
01/06/2009 - 3:00am
Actress Sarah Swofford has been wrapped on RATLINE since early December.  After completing her last day on RATLINE, and after a couple of recuperation days, she hit the road to return to Austin, Texas where she 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
12/31/2012 - 2:00pm
  In the early 90s, I was introduced, through a mutual professional associate, to an action/drama film called Deadbeat At Dawn (1988), directed by Jim VanBebber.  I do enjoy the occasional action flick MORE
11/13/2012 - 4:00pm
Halloween has come and gone. The leaves have turned. There is a chill in the air. 2012 is nearly over. Okay, I know, we’ve got a few weeks of consumerism on crack between now and the end of the year, but we MORE