The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) is pleased to recognize Zack David as the December 2019 Filmmaker of the Month.
Zack, a cinematographer located in DC, recently shot his first feature length film, “The Available Wife.” He is also CEO of the production company, ZACK DAVID FILMS.
He has worked on productions for companies such as Comedy Central, Google, Red Bull, Toyota, Under Armor, Westfield, House Studios, Tanger Outlets and also has several credits featured on IMDB. Zack started film classes after enrolling in Radio/TV Broadcasting during high school. Upon graduating, Zack began an apprenticeship at House Studios under his mentor Simon Kim where he received his certification in film production through "Film Connection," an LA-based trade school.
His film “The Available Wife” is a story of money, affairs, power and lies and how they collide for Nicole Wright, a beautiful and successful music CEO. Her life is about to crumble in front of her. The lies that have built her music empire are threatening to tear her down. While having an affair with Kingston, the sexy artist on the rise who promises her everything, Nicole learns the hard way that looks can be deceiving and his motives are as dark as the secrets she keeps from her husband and son.
“I was shooting documentaries, commercials and music videos, which led to shooting my first ever feature film, “The Available Wife.” And to be the first cinematographer chosen as the Filmmaker of the Month is an honor…very cool,” said Zack. “Big thanks to the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment.”
OCTFME launched the “Filmmaker of the Month” initiative as a vehicle for highlighting the talents and creative contributions of filmmakers that make the District of Columbia their home. The “Filmmaker of the Month” initiative is part of OCTFME’s mission to elevate the national and international profile of the District’s talented filmmakers.
***If you know of a filmmaker that would make a great future “Filmmaker of the Month,” you can send OCTFME your recommendations using this nomination form.
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) produces and broadcasts programming for the District of Columbia’s public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television channels and digital radio station; regulates the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; provides customer service for cable subscribers; and supports a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia.
OCTFME operates and manages the District’s government television access channels: the District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN). OCTFME’s award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts and entertainment. OCTFME manages and programs DC Radio 96.3 HD4 digital radio station, the District of Columbia’s first government radio station in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR.
OCTFME provides production support services that advance film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators. These services include: permitting; location scouting; production support; job placement assistance; workforce development; and the DC Film, Television and Entertainment Rebate Fund.
OCTFME supports the creative economy through the Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administering programs supporting the growth and sustainability of the creative industries in all 8 Wards of the District.
For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment at (202) 671-0066, visit us online at: entertainment.dc.gov, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.