ZCDC is the award-winning directing duo Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper. Their hyper-visual aesthetic and deeply personal storytelling often blurs the line between documentary and fiction, creating a truly unique style and emotional narrative experience that runs through all of their work. With backgrounds in photojournalism and documentary filmmaking, ZCDC have worked around the globe. They write, direct and often shoot and edit their own films, tv spots, VR and AR experiences.
They’ve directed and edited commercials for brands like Apple, Cisco, Asics, Facebook and Intel and directed Superbowl spots for Goodby and Chevrolet. Their short film series CALIFORNIA IS A PLACE racked up half a dozen Vimeo Staff Picks and garnered over 10 million views online, screening at festivals around the world, including Sundance and IDFA. Shortly after, Zack and Drea landed on Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Filmmakers to Watch List.”
Their debut feature documentary T-REX about Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields premiered at SXSW and went on to win audience and jury awards around the country including San Francisco International and Hot Docs.
Their Netflix Original series FLINT TOWN opened to critical acclaim. The series takes an unflinching look at a struggling city through the eyes of the police and community. Forbes magazine called it “One of Netflix’s best documentary offerings to date. Flint Town opened to critical acclaim receiving award nominations from IDA, CRITICS’ CHOICE, and CINEMA EYE HONORS.
In ZCDC’s latest Netflix documentary FIRE IN PARADISE, survivors recall the harrowing survival stories from the devastating 2018 Camp Fire. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, received two Emmy nominations and garnered ZCDC an Emmy Award in 2020.
Emmy Award and two Emmy Nominations, Winner for Best Short at the Hamptons International Film Festival for FIRE IN PARADISE / Winner, Golden Gate Award, Best Bay Area Short for AQUADETTES / Winner, San Francisco International Film Festival: Audience Award – Best Documentary Feature, Special Jury Award – Bay Area Documentary Feature, Nominee Golden Gate Award – Documentary Feature for T-REX / Winner, Webby – Documentary Series for CALIFORNIA IS A PLACE / Winner, Webby for Good for FLINT IS A PLACE
Slim Pictures is a boutique commercial production company. We keep things lithe. We combine our directors’ strengths with resourcefulness to produce compelling stories for our clients. We create content that opens up our world and inspires audiences everywhere. We ride our bikes to Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice to get ice cream.
Owner/EP Tom Weissferdt established Slim in 2010 and continues to collaborate with ingenious talent from across the globe.