Writer, Director, Actor
Zen is a big hearted non-binary queer originally from Flint, Michigan. They care deeply about unpacking and dismantling gender, whiteness, and addiction. They hold a BA in Film Production from Brooklyn College and have trained at various conservatory acting programs, including the prestigious British Academy of Dramatic Arts as a part of the Yale Program in Oxford.
They have worked in production at BBC, Logo, Colbert Report and been the AD for multiple award winning shorts. “Narcissus”, the first film they directed, premiered at BAM. With their unique combination of experience in front of and behind the camera, they bring passion and knowledge to the projects they choose to work on.
Currently, Zen is working on an anthology web series with their creative partner and directing a documentary centered on a car salesman and his two autistic children. The documentary deals with preconceptions of masculinity and fatherhood; examining how both shift when special needs children enter the picture.