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

12/21/2009 - 4:02pm
2009 is nearly over.  Seems like the year just started.  It has certainly been an eventful year, full of high hopes, dismal disappointments, financial calamities, and amazingly positive experiences.  It has also MORE
12/15/2009 - 7:47pm
SURVIVING CINEMAConfessions Of A Working DirectorBy Eric Stanze December 15, 2009 After a successful two days of shooting Ratline pickups December 5th and 6th, things began to spiral downward.  One by one, and MORE
12/08/2009 - 12:34pm
This holiday season, the best gift you receive may very well be from yourself, thanks to us awesome folks here at Wicked Pixel Cinema!  We are holding a Holiday Raffle, and one lucky winner is gonna score an MORE
11/30/2009 - 1:23pm
Shooting pickups in post-production is a common undertaking.  In the course of editing you sometimes find mistakes that require re-shoots.  You can also discover opportunities to improve the movie by shooting MORE
11/23/2009 - 1:48pm
I'm back in St. Louis after working on Jim Mickle's Stake Land in New York for two weeks.  Welcoming me home was a huge pile of work that I am now struggling to catch up on before I take a much needed and much MORE
11/16/2009 - 7:27pm
On Thursday, November 6th, Jim Wayer and I hit the road for Margaretville, NY.  I'm returning to the production of Jim Mickle's Stake Land.  The first half of the shoot was in the Philadelphia area last August/ MORE
11/03/2009 - 5:07pm
SURVIVING CINEMAConfessions Of A Working DirectorBy Eric StanzeNovember 2, 2009 Yesterday, my grandmother passed away quietly in her sleep.  Grandma Ruth was my last remaining grandparent.  I am now in a world MORE
11/02/2009 - 11:45am
SURVIVING CINEMAConfessions Of A Working DirectorBy Eric StanzeOctober 31, 2009This is the best time of the year.  Fall colors are in the trees.  The hot and humid summer has passed, but the freezing cold has not MORE