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

08/13/2012 - 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
01/23/2014 - 8:00pm
Remember Summer of 2011?  It's just a blur to me too.  But I do remember (in addition to our frantically working to meet deadlines for the release of my film Ratline) I was climbing aboard a feature MORE
11/06/2012 - 4:00pm
Before this past October, I promised myself that I’d take some time off throughout the 31 days to enjoy the season and recharge before diving back into work.  That plan kinda sorta came together. 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
03/27/2013 - 4:00pm
Recently, I’ve been sliding down memory lane, and crystallizing some cold hard facts about an older project of mine, Ice From The Sun, a feature length horror/experimental movie shot entirely on Super 8 MORE
03/26/2013 - 11:00am
In Part 1 of this journey, I began revisiting the production of an older movie of mine, the bizarre horror/experimental feature Ice From The Sun, shot entirely on Super 8 film. I’d rummaged deep into the MORE
03/07/2013 - 2:00pm
An older film of mine, Scrapbook (1999), was re-released at the beginning of this year as a signed and numbered Limited Edition VHS.  Vultra Video released this collectable incarnation of Scrapbook – MORE
12/11/2012 - 2:00pm
I’ve been editing a lot lately, and working at the Avid is something I’m very comfortable doing.  However, I must admit, long stretches of editing will burn me out.  When I start to hit a MORE