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

08/05/2010 - 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
02/08/2011 - 11:20am
This is continued from my last blog about "first times".  Get the setup here. Now on with the show… My next "first" came with the commencement of home video.  I believe the MORE
12/20/2010 - 12:52pm
Last week I reminisced about the enigmatic creative process of conjuring Ice From The Sun, an early film of mine that I directed when I was in my mid-20s.  Get the cold hard facts here.The aspect of shooting Ice MORE
07/20/2010 - 3:55pm
When I was a kid, I had little interest in horror movies.  I've known (lucky) people who were raised by horror-fan parents and exposed to the genre from the time they knew what movies were, but I was MORE
04/19/2010 - 11:43pm
The last several weeks have been stressful.  Not only have I been overworked by and intensely mono-focused on Ratline post-production, I've also been upset to see my cherished blog here at get MORE