Announcement Date: 06/07/2017
Zach is a Kentucky born director who has been finding creative ways to tell stories since he learned to talk. Zach was introduced to the arts at an early age, discovering his love for film from the world around him. He directed his first feature before the age of 21, following it up with his second feature in 2015, “I Am Potential” based on life of world acclaimed musician and speaker, Patrick Henry Hughes starring Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans), Jama Williamson (Parks & Rec), and Judge Reinhold (Santa Clause). Zach currently runs a production company, Chronicle Cinema, that specializes in creating high-end commercials and films.”
Louisville native Carl Ellsworth’s television writing credits include episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess. He broke into writing movies with his original script for the 2005 DreamWorks thriller Red Eye starring Rachel McAdams and directed by Wes Craven. Carl went on to co-write the 2007 hit thriller Disturbia starring Shia LaBeouf and the 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, a film Stephen King called “the best horror movie of the new century.” Carl’s other credits include episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the 2012 action movie Red Dawn starring Chris Hemsworth. Carl is currently writing a new Gremlins movie for Warner Bros. and producers Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg.