Zen (they/them) is a sober, nonbinary Oxford-educated multi-hyphenate creator hailing from Flint, Michigan. Their debut narrative short, "Fraud” just had its world premiere at Tribeca and was Shortlisted for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, additionally, it was selected as one of the best films of the year by Outfest and Awards Daily.
Recent work includes a national CBS Campaign (that appeared in Times Square) as well as the Meta short "Be You" which was a Shorty Awards Finalist. Previously they worked at The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. A member of the AICP Mentorship Fellowship, they have been featured in PAPER, Boooooom TV, Free The Work, Shots, Little Black Book, Film Shortage, Broadway World, Huffington Post, and more.
Their documentary work has screened at festivals worldwide, including Palm Springs Film Festival, HollyShorts, and Rhode Island International Film Festival. This work in the nonprofit sector has helped to raise more than 3 million dollars on donations.
Currently they are writing two features and an episodic. When they are trying not to sound so serious they are dreaming of playing with dogs.*
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