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

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
11/21/2013 - 8:00pm
Once again, it is time to dig into the screeners that have piled up on my desk, select a few truly indie films worth your attention, and recommend 'em heartily.  These are very small films - with tiny MORE
11/15/2013 - 11:30am
The decision to co-direct it was based on two things: my stress levels and my instinct that China White Serpentine (2003) was going to be a pretty cool movie.   At the time, I was producing very low budget, MORE
11/13/2013 - 7:00pm
I always intend to take a lot of time off around Halloween, as it is indeed the best holiday on the calendar.  Sadly, year after year, the workload simply refuses to let up, and I find myself taking only a 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
10/29/2013 - 2:30pm
  George Romero and his film Night Of The Living Dead (1968) have had an incalculable impact on horror cinema, and the way filmmakers attack the genre.  Romero is one of my favorite directors, and he MORE
10/09/2013 - 5:00pm
  Now that October is well underway, it's time we engage in all forms of horror shenanigans, including but not limited to the Halloween season tradition of putting as many horror movies as possible in MORE