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
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
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
01/24/2011 - 12:14pm
We shot Scrapbook in the summer of 1998.  (It does not feel like it was that long ago!)  The tale of our hot, grimy, and disgusting shoot can be found in last week's blog entry. Scrapbook would MORE
11/10/2010 - 9:17pm
Several years ago I had a strange, frenzied, but extremely enjoyable filmmaking experience co-directing a feature film with Robin Garrels.  We had from the first day of August to the last day of August, MORE
09/16/2010 - 10:57am
The first full cut of Ratline, including all music and sound design, will be complete in about one week.  The work is not over, however, as I'll be spending another two weeks screening the movie for the other MORE
09/01/2010 - 12:17pm
Last year I had the pleasure of working on the upcoming film Stake Land, directed by Jim Mickle.  I was happy to be working for Jim because I really loved his debut film, Mulberry Street - and I was equally MORE
01/03/2011 - 12:03pm
Happy New Year, friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve.  Farewell 2010.  Welcome to 2011. Here at the dawn of the year, my attitudes, priorities, and overall mood feel very different compared to MORE