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

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
11/27/2013 - 6:00pm
One of my primary tasks last month was creating a "lookbook" for a film project I currently have in development.  I've noticed that making a lookbook to lure investors or production companies 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
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
08/05/2010 - 2:35pm
Motion pictures took early-20th Century America by storm, prompting every business owner to set up screenings in some spare room, charge admission, and capitalize on the successful entertainment craze.  In MORE
01/12/2010 - 1:07pm
Already this month, Wicked Pixel Cinema has experienced a nice flurry of Ratline post-production activity, with many of my team jumping in to help.  This is refreshing, as Ratline editing has been so start-and- MORE
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
05/12/2009 - 2:20pm
Eric Stanze's Report From Texas Frightmare Weekend. Part 2 Of 2.May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, I was honored to be on the featured guest list at Texas Frightmare Weekend - in my opinion, one of the best horror MORE