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

06/25/2009 - 12:14pm
I have loved horror movies since I was a little kid.  Jim Henson and George Lucas provided me with my earliest entertainment passions, but then came Fangoria (and later, Gorezone magazine), as well as the 80s MORE
06/17/2009 - 2:49pm
Because Ratline was a "Plan C" project for 2008, our pre-production time was extremely short.  Usually, 6 to 12 months of pre-production is the norm for us, but Ratline only had 3 months of prep.  And that MORE
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
05/12/2009 - 2:20pm
Eric Stanze's Report From Texas Frightmare Weekend. Part 2 Of 2.May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, I was honored to be on the featured guest list at Texas Frightmare Weekend - in my opinion, one of the best horror MORE
05/06/2009 - 1:21pm
Eric Stanze's Report From Texas Frightmare Weekend. Part 1 Of 2. This past weekend, I was honored to be on the featured guest list at Texas Frightmare Weekend. Thursday, April 30th, Midnight.  Wicked Pixel MORE
05/04/2009 - 9:44am
Last week, Jim Wayer and I took a break from our Wicked Pixel Cinema duties and traveled to Columbia, Missouri to work on a film called VENGANZA AZTECA, directed by our friend Aaron Crozier.Aaron directed the MORE