A B O U T

Artist/Director  

Z E N (they/them) is a multi-hyphenate nonbinary creator hailing from Flint, Michigan. Shortly after getting sober they pursued filmmaking while also finding their own queer identity. Zen attributes these experiences as being the seminal foundation for their work. Raw, empathetic, and deeply personal, their filmmaking elevates vulnerable stories that speak to universal truths. Both poetic and nuanced.

Their debut narrative short, "FRAUD", just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Currently Zen has just finished a national CBS Campaign that also appeared in Times Square as well as a Meta spot for Pride. You can find their work featured in PAPER, Shots, Promo News TV, Huffington Post, Film Shortage, Broadway World, Latinx, Booooooom TV, and more.

Their documentary work has been featured in some of the world's top film festivals, such as The Palm Springs Film Festival; Bushwick Festival; HollyShorts; Sidewalk Film Festival; and International Rhode Island Film Festival.

Currently, they are working on the feature "Jude" with their creative collaborator Dana Levinson.

When not creating, they can be found outside looking at the clouds while listening to new orchestral soundtracks.

Say Hi - zenpace@gmail.com