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Writer, Director | Festival Guest
Zak is a native of Perth and studied film at Curtin University. In 2013 his first funded feature These Final Hours premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, picking up The Age critics prize for best film. The film later had its international premiere in the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He has since made two films for Netflix, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella 1922 and more recently Rattlesnake which was released in October last year. Zak is represented by Thruline and WME in the US.