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

10/27/2009 - 7:22pm
There seem to be a thousand things going on here at Wicked Pixel Cinema HQ.  First and foremost, I've been making great headway on post-production of Ratline, despite the many distractions that keep popping up.  MORE
10/20/2009 - 1:02pm
SURVIVING CINEMAConfessions Of A Working DirectorBy Eric Stanze October 19, 2009 In my last blog, I talked about issue 10 of the great Ultra Violent Magazine.  I've been a fan of the 'zine for years, but I MORE
10/15/2009 - 12:06pm
Last weekend, Jeremy Wallace and I made our first ever trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Sci-Fi And Horror Weekend convention was held in downtown Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.  Jeremy and I were asked to be on a Q ' MORE
10/02/2009 - 10:00am
SURVIVING CINEMAConfessions Of A Working DirectorBy Eric StanzeSeptember 30, 2009When Deadwood Park post-production was complete, we hired a sales agent to find us the best distribution deal, and to negotiate MORE
09/23/2009 - 2:00am
When my last film, Deadwood Park was released to DVD, a lot of positive and a lot of negative things hit us.  On the positive side, the movie was very well-received critically around the globe.  Deadwood Park MORE
09/13/2009 - 11:00pm
This year has been chaotic.  We wrapped Ratline and started post-production on that film.  Both Jim Wayer (Wicked Illusions) and I have been doing a lot of still photography work.  Wicked Pixel Cinema made a big MORE
09/10/2009 - 4:46pm
From August 24th through September 7th, I worked on the set of STAKE LAND, directed by Jim Mickle (MULBERRY STREET) and produced by Larry Fessenden (HABIT, THE LAST WINTER) and his company, Glass Eye Pix. A big MORE
09/01/2009 - 9:04pm
On Saturday morning, Aug 22nd, I drove east, away from St. Louis, and toward Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where the first portion of production on the film Stake Land is taking place.  My friend Aaron Crozier put me MORE