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

06/25/2012 - 4:00pm
Since the end of May, I've been directing 2nd Unit on a feature horror film in upstate New York.  Here's the low down on this gig. This past week, 2nd Unit shot even more footage in the rain or in 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
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
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
10/02/2012 - 3:00pm
On Friday, September 28, Fox News broadcast live the suicide of an Arizona carjacking suspect.  A lengthy apology from anchor Shepard Smith followed immediately, and it appeared to be quite genuine and 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
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
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