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

04/25/2011 - 2:53pm
Last week / weekend was eventful.  And no, I'm not talking about preparations for a massive Easter celebration (I worked straight through Easter Sunday).  Firstly, I'm talking about the announcement of release MORE
04/18/2011 - 12:00pm
Last week I went on a drunken rant about the apparent collapsing of the battered independent film distribution machine.  You can read about all the chaos here. The feedback I received in response to the blog MORE
05/19/2010 - 12:29pm
This has shaped up to be an eventful month.  We kicked things off by appearing at Con-tamination 2010.  Immediately after that, I dove back into Ratline post-production.  Then there were the phone meetings that MORE
04/16/2010 - 5:11pm
As I am fully submerged in post-production, driving Ratline closer to the finish line, I've left my blog vulnerable to hostile takeover.  This blog has been hijacked by unscrupulous members of the Ratline cast MORE
11/23/2009 - 1:48pm
I'm back in St. Louis after working on Jim Mickle's Stake Land in New York for two weeks.  Welcoming me home was a huge pile of work that I am now struggling to catch up on before I take a much needed and much MORE
09/23/2009 - 2:00am
When my last film, Deadwood Park was released to DVD, a lot of positive and a lot of negative things hit us.  On the positive side, the movie was very well-received critically around the globe.  Deadwood Park MORE
08/04/2009 - 11:50am
Here at Wicked Pixel Cinema, many fine human beings are workin' hard to both push Ratline through post-production, and to keep this whole machine moving forward.  Jim Wayer is on this list of exceptional human MORE
07/21/2009 - 1:16pm
Ratline post-production is going very well and moving rather efficiently, given the million distractions I'm hit with each day.  And, thankfully, as I work my way through post-production, my enthusiasm for this MORE