My parents named me Zachary which means "to be remembered". My mom thought it would be a good name for a famous hockey player. For some reason though, I never became a hockey player.
My story starts with a joke. When I was 14 years old, I was sitting on a trampoline with a couple friends. One friend said, "It would be funny if we filmed ourselves fighting on the trampoline", and then I said, "It would be even funnier if we came up with a story about why we were fighting on a trampoline". Thus the web series "Trampoline Wars" was born. It's still on Youtube. I hope you never find it.... It was that moment though that sparked my journey into becoming a filmmaker and since then three things have been consistent: my love of storytelling, the focus on "why", and making really depressing movies. Kidding!
I'm a founder, former President and former Executive Director of the CineCentral Filmmakers Society - a non-profit organization run by filmmakers for filmmakers to connect, learn, and collaborate.