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Zachary Heinzerling is known for his cinematic and artful approach to capturing real moments and intimate performances. Zachary began his career at HBO as a production assistant. In 2012, he left HBO to complete his feature debut, the multi-award-winning film, “Cutie and the Boxer”, which he both directed and shot.
“Cutie and the Boxer” was nominated for a 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and received three Cinema Eye Awards. That same year, he won the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, the Charles Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, and the International Documentary Association's Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award. He was also nominated for a 2014 DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement.
Zachary was enlisted by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter to direct the five-part web series “Self-Titled” for her latest album, “Beyoncé.” He’s in development on his next feature, a hybrid documentary and fiction film.
He has made short films for MLB, Ciroc, and Smirnoff.
Zachary Heinzerling Job Title Award winning director