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

02/17/2010 - 12:33pm
In late 2005, production began on the World War 2 independent film Rhineland, a project that would grow to be both a rewarding adventure and a very long, grueling journey for director Chris Grega.Also the writer MORE
02/15/2010 - 10:55am
Chris Grega is a professional filmmaker trapped inside a hobbyist filmmaker...  but he's ready to break out.  I've worked with Mr. Grega in a variety of ways over the past decade and a half, beginning with a MORE
02/04/2010 - 12:31pm
Before I hit my teen years, my family moved to the Pittsburgh area.  At the time of this move, I had only a budding interest in horror films.  After just a few months of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I MORE
02/01/2010 - 12:55pm
It's an old rule of thumb for indie film screenplay writing:  Include in your screenplay what you already have access to.  This saves you money and streamlines your shoot.  Robert Rodriguez cites this decree as a MORE
01/28/2010 - 12:39pm
This past holiday season, Wicked Pixel Cinema presented a Holiday Raffle for the fans.  The impressive prize package, to be won by a single lucky individual, included Wicked Pixel Cinema DVDs, soundtrack CDs, t- MORE
01/15/2010 - 1:02pm
Things are chaotic at the Wicked Pixel Cinema HQ building these days, with much progress being made in the area of music for Ratline.  A couple of awesome bands have signed on to be in the soundtrack and I'll 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
01/04/2010 - 3:37pm
I did not take much time off on or around Christmas weekend, as my workload was just too mammoth.  December 2009 was pretty chaotic.  With Ratline in post-production, I'm working hard to set up my next feature.  MORE