Email: zacharym895 AT gmail.com - Website: www.maxwellproject.com
New York University (2020 to present)
Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate, Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
Bachelor of Science Candidate, Stern School of Business
Dean’s List (2020-2021), Anticipated Graduation: May 2025
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (2016 to 2020)
Advanced Regents High School Diploma
Graduating GPA: 96.6, Class Rank: 7 of 192, National Honor Society
Camera operation, editing in Premiere Pro, Office 360 applications (Word/Excel/Power Point), Google application suite (Docs/Sheets/Slides).
Production Assistant (Winter 2020)
Stretched, TV Pilot, Independent Production
Writer, Director, Editor, Actor (2020)
Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard, Short Film, Independent Production
Official Selection: Astoria Film Festival; Lancaster Film Festival
Writer, Director, Editor, Actor (2019)
The Last Sicillian, Short Film, Independent Production
Official Selection: All American High School Film Festival 2019
Writer, Speaker (2016)
Tales of a Teenage Filmmaker, TEDx Talk, Maxwell Project LLC
Director, Director of Photography (2016)
Dear Polly Trottenberg, Short Documentary, Maxwell Project LLC
Official Selection: Astra Junior Film Festival (Romania). Featured in: NY1; Politico; Gothamist; WABC Eyewitness News
Co-writer, Director, Actor (2014)
Anatomy of a Snow Day, Short Documentary, Maxwell Project LLC
Official Selection: DOC NYC; New Filmmakers New York; SXSWedu; American Film Showcase; Youth Journalism International. Featured in: New York Times; Newsweek.
Co-writer, Director, Actor (2012)
Yuck! A Fourth Grader’s Short Documentary about School Lunch, Short Documentary, Maxwell Project LLC
Official Selection: NYC Independent Film Festival; Brownfish Short Film Festival; New Filmmakers New York; Garden State Film Festival Kidz Filmz; Manhattan Film Festival (Winner: Buzz Award); Landlocked Film Festival; Okanagan Food & Wine Film Festival; World Community Film Festival; Green Film Festival in Seoul; SXSW.edu. Featured in: New York Times; Huffington Post; WABC Eyewitness News. Guest Appearances on: Good Morning America; Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Media Intern, Broadway Bound Kids - Summer 2018 to Summer 2021
Filmed auditions, classes, performances, interviews, and special events; Edited live and remote performances and promotional segments.
Film Envoy, American Film Showcase - Summer 2016
Traveled to the Republic of Georgia as part of a film diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts; Participated in film screenings, Q&As, and filmmaking workshops with students.
PRESS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING EXPERIENCE
Good Morning America - Jimmy Kimmel Live - The New York Times - Newsweek - The Huffington Post NPR - WABC7 Eyewitness News - Good Day New York - New York Daily News - Education Week Quartz - Fast Company - Business Insider - Salon - U.S. Library of Congress - TEDx - Medium