ZCDC (Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper) are idea people and true filmmakers who curate, write, direct, shoot and edit documentaries, shorts, commercials and VR experiences. Their heart is in telling powerful stories about real people and events. They are experts at blending realism with the cinematic. They create stunning imagery through their intimate and striking camera moves, which are underscored by an emotional rhythm and authenticity that runs through all of their work.
Their award-winning short film series “California is a Place” put them on the map and garnered over 10 million views online. It was screened at festivals around the world, including Sundance. Their feature-length 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, Hot Docs, and Traverse City.
ZCDC initially ventured into directing commercials after signing with Slim and worked on spots for Apple, Toyota, Intel, Adidas, K-Swiss, Ray-Ban, John Deere and Chevrolet. Their Superbowl spot for Chevrolet and Goodby Silverstein went on to win a Cannes Lion.
Before they began working together, Drea directed and shot documentary projects in India, Kosovo, and Colombia while Zack was based in the Indian subcontinent working as a photojournalist for the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.
ZCDC recently completed work on their first episodic TV series: “Flint Town”, their powerful original documentary series for Netflix which premiered in March 2018.
Apart, they remain Zack and Drea. Together, they are ZCDC.
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”
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