Out of print
CHINA WHITE SERPENTINE
Written and directed by Eric Stanze and Robin Garrels.
Produced by Jeremy Wallace, Chris Belt, Ron Bonk, and Eric Stanze.
This very small, rapidly shot film was commissioned primarily for European distribution. To date, it is probably Stanze’s least-seen and least-talked-about movie.
Released in 2003.
“CHINA WHITE SERPENTINE is a gem. Grab-you-by-the-throat, first class, no-holds-barred indie movie making. Raw and powerful… with characters you care about. Indie entertainment at its best!”
“Slickly shot and edited, and the performances are impressive.”
- Rue Morgue Magazine
“Stunning… An adventurous, trippy film… A deliberate middle finger to mainstream cinema that will provoke the right audience, and outrage everyone else.”
“A highly absorbing, near-experimental yarn. Accomplished in it’s abundance of visually attractive ideas. Eric Stanze is possibly the best filmmaker working within this medium in the U.S. today.”
“A thumbing of the nose to mainstream cinema… skillfully shot.”
“A compelling and interesting storyline underneath acid trip visuals.”
- DVD Maniacs
“It has such heart and emotion, and makes the audience care for the characters. The direction, cinematography, and acting are all top notch.“
- Planet Fury
“Simply fantastic performance from Jason Allen Wolfe… quality and entertaining indie filmmaking.“
- Monsters At Play
Trent was enticed by dark forces, entrapped in a lair of sin, and placed under the control of Tracey, a drug-dealing seductress. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and dangerous mind games. This was Tracey’s world, and it eventually killed Trent – but not before he fell in love with another junkie named Beth, who became the only positive thing in his life. Today, Trent’s brother Dave is pulled into the nightmare that killed his addict sibling. Dave’s sanity spirals out of control as he is assaulted by realizations of Trent’s dark past. The prick of needles, the pain of violence, and the pleasures of naked flesh created a tempest of desire and agony that engulfed Trent and his lover Beth. It is Dave’s task to unlock the dark, seedy mysteries of Trent’s past while surviving the journey himself.