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

12/19/2008 - 3:00am
Our shoot of RATLINE is coming to a close.  There are three more principal cinematography shooting days left.  I have already started easing into post-production.  A small handful of post-production shooting days MORE
12/13/2008 - 1:00pm
After losing our primary high school location, where the finale of RATLINE was to take place, we had only a couple of weeks to locate, scout, and secure a new location for the ending of this movie.  On three days MORE
12/05/2008 - 9:20am
A few entries ago, I detailed the pain-in-the-ass factor associated with us shooting in an abandoned high school for our current production.  We shot at the school two days, and we had another five days scheduled MORE
11/25/2008 - 3:00pm
For our currently-in-production feature film, we spent November 6 through 11 shooting in a small town called Hermann, Missouri.  Hermann's economy is centered on the variety of winery, bar, and bed 'n' breakfast MORE
11/18/2008 - 4:00pm
I am now past the halfway point in the shooting schedule of our new feature motion picture.  The enthusiasm of the cast and crew for this movie is tremendous.  In addition to liking the story and the characters MORE
10/22/2008 - 4:00pm
On October 15th, my production company began shooting a new feature.  I'm the director, the cinematographer, a producer, and I co-wrote the screenplay.  Jeremy Wallace is producing, as is Jason Christ, who wrote MORE
10/03/2008 - 3:37pm
Over the past two years, my company Wicked Pixel Cinema has gone through some growing pains.  Deadwood Park was a great project for us, but then things became… different.  In an effort to survive, my team MORE
09/01/2008 - 4:23pm
Wicked Pixel Cinema traveled to Louisville, Kentucky last month for the Fright Night Film Festival and Horror Movie Convention where I was honored to be a featured guest. Our movie SCRAPBOOK screened, but not in MORE