As the first legitimate indie film after film school, I wanted to ensure it was done by the books. Even as a small budget short, partnering with the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), stands behind the industry initiative to legitimize union actors, respecting their craft through proper protocol and worker’s compensation. I stand by my decision to collaborate with SAG-AFTRA as it presents the opportunity to work with the best local talent under the guidance of a nationally recognized labor union.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Zack studied film at the South Seas Film & Television School in Auckland, New Zealand. His first short film, Adah and Steve, was shot there and featured in the 2014 Wairoa Maori Film Festival. An advocate for the local film making community, Zack has worked on various independent projects including recently acting as lead on the short film Teammates. For the past five years, he has directed and produced television commercials for clients such as Burger King, Jamba Juice, Central Pacific Bank and Volvo.
Zack continues to hone his craft by acting, producing and directing local films. He draws inspiration from subject matter with provocative stories, encouraging conversation and explore the intricate spectrum of human emotion and identity.