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

09/13/2009 - 11:00pm
This year has been chaotic.  We wrapped Ratline and started post-production on that film.  Both Jim Wayer (Wicked Illusions) and I have been doing a lot of still photography work.  Wicked Pixel Cinema made a big MORE
08/18/2009 - 12:47pm
First, let me reference my last blog.  My friend and creative collaborator Tommy Biondo passed away ten years ago this month.  My last blog entry was a look back at my experiences making movies with him.  Check MORE
05/22/2009 - 10:20am
I've been working with Trevor Williams and Jim Wayer on the soon-to-be-unveiled RATLINE website.  Jim designed the site and Trevor shot some interviews that we're editing together to function as something of an MORE
10/30/2013 - 5:00pm
Two decades ago, I embarked on a journey of transition, discovery, and debilitating sleep deprivation.  I set out to make a gory little horror movie called Savage Harvest (1995)... my first non-student MORE
09/25/2013 - 4:00pm
  Last week, Richard C. Sarafian, director of Vanishing Point (1971), passed away at the age of 83.  His fifty-year directing career was prosperous, but nothing else he made possessed the impact and MORE
01/07/2011 - 12:47pm
Between Halloween and Christmas, most of my production company, Wicked Pixel Cinema, was packed up in boxes and awaiting a destination.  Austin, New York, Los Angeles, and staying put in St. Louis were all MORE
08/24/2010 - 12:43pm
THX 1138 (1971), the science-fiction / horror-thriller / experimental-film directed by George Lucas (American Graffiti, Star Wars) is not only a movie I really enjoy, I consider it one of the most significant MORE
12/04/2013 - 6:00pm
I've known Mr. Jason Christ for 18 years... longer, if you go by his version of the story instead of mine.   He played a supporting role in my film Ice From The Sun (1999), worked on the crew of MORE