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

06/10/2009 - 6:41pm
The post-production of Ratline is moving along nicely.  It is going very slowly, but that is the norm.  As the movie's editor, I'm doing the work that 20 or 30 (or more) people would be doing if this were a big- MORE
06/02/2009 - 4:32pm
The Ratline wrap party was last weekend, and it came just in the nick of time, as the kids say these days.  I had been working long hours, non-stop for enough weeks, with no days off, that I was feeling another 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
02/24/2011 - 12:25pm
You there, horror movie fan… I would like to get your feedback on something.  My question and how to get your feedback to me are at the end of this blog entry.  Thank you. When premiered the MORE
01/18/2011 - 12:05pm
Early Summer, 1998.  It was the first day of shooting Scrapbook.  We shot the first rape scene that day.  The brutality of the scene lingered heavy in the air and the emotional electricity in the 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
10/11/2010 - 6:19am
I think the first decision a low budget genre film director needs to make concerns a fork in the road that appears on the first day of pre-production.The path to the right means making a kooky b-movie that MORE
08/18/2010 - 12:54pm
Romero's infamous "Dead Trilogy" is much more than a trio of kick-ass zombie flicks.  The third film in this series, Day Of The Dead (1985) is by far the best executed in terms of filmmaking, and it boasts MORE