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

09/25/2013 - 4:00pm
  Last week, Richard C. Sarafian, director of Vanishing Point (1971), passed away at the age of 83.  His fifty-year directing career was prosperous, but nothing else he made possessed the impact and MORE
09/12/2013 - 4:00pm
  As momentum builds for new film projects of mine, a couple of my past flicks are getting some very cool film fest spotlight.  My most recent film, Ratline, is an Official Selection of the 2013 Scare-A MORE
09/10/2013 - 5:00pm
  A couple of months ago I completed a second draft of a horror screenplay and submitted it to a producer I've known for a few years, and who I respect a lot.  We've tried to make a film MORE
08/30/2013 - 11:00am
  So far, 2013 has shaped up to be a fascinating year in terms of distribution of the films I've directed.  For two decades, contracts with multiple distributors meant it was nearly impossible to MORE
08/21/2013 - 6:00pm
  Last Saturday was a typically hectic day of work, capping off a few weeks of extra-mega-heavy-workload chaos.  Finally, I took a much-needed evening off and spent Saturday night enjoying a rather MORE
08/16/2013 - 2:00pm
  We've seen reviews for Adam Wingard's yet-to-be-released You're Next popping up for two years.  When you consider the avalanche of motion picture mediocrity that has spilled forth in that MORE
07/25/2013 - 8:00pm
  The past few weeks have been chaotic, due to everything from plumbing emergencies at the homestead to the fact that I am developing multiple feature film projects at this time.  I'd much rather be MORE
07/19/2013 - 6:00pm
So I'm working on a piece for FEARnet about indie horror production company Fatal Pictures and their most recent short film, Familiar. Video Not Found I see a lot of horror MORE