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

02/18/2009 - 4:00am
This past Saturday was a day of insert shooting for RATLINE. These are the more time-consuming shots that we didn't have time to do on the original principal shooting dates. We did several gore shots, which ended MORE
08/29/2011 - 1:15pm
The DVD release date of Ratline looms near, as does a big Ratline DVD Release Bash we're planning.  My schedule is insane and I find myself being pulled in a hundred directions at once as I deal with tying up the MORE
08/16/2011 - 10:18pm
Buzz has been building for quite a while for Apollo 18, which takes flight at the top of next month.  Countdown to this horror / sci-fi hybrid reminds us why terror in space is so tasty - there is absolutely 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
05/31/2010 - 11:21am
The very first and very last shots in Ratline are important to me.  I put a lot of thought into them, likely because I'm always intrigued by the opening and closing images of movies in general.  I wanted the MORE
02/26/2010 - 7:10pm
As I submerge myself deeper in post-production, driving Ratline closer to the finish line, I've left my blog vulnerable to hostile takeover.  For the next few entries, my blog is being hijacked by unscrupulous MORE
02/15/2010 - 10:55am
Chris Grega is a professional filmmaker trapped inside a hobbyist filmmaker...  but he's ready to break out.  I've worked with Mr. Grega in a variety of ways over the past decade and a half, beginning with a MORE
01/28/2010 - 12:39pm
This past holiday season, Wicked Pixel Cinema presented a Holiday Raffle for the fans.  The impressive prize package, to be won by a single lucky individual, included Wicked Pixel Cinema DVDs, soundtrack CDs, t- MORE