I, Zach Schultz, was born March 17, 1985.
In 2004, I made a DVD compilation of stop motion movies that I shot in high school entitled A New Low. It is currently out of print.
In 2007, I graduated from Reed College with a degree in Physics. A version of my thesis, “An Investigation of Optically Excited Semiconductor Quantum Dots Using a Numerical Hamiltonian Diagonalization Method,” was published, with a shorter title, in the March 2008 issue of the American Journal of Physics.
Following graduation, I found work as a software engineer, saving enough money to shoot Arctic Sounds, my first feature-length film, in August 2008. I wrote, directed, and photographed the movie along with performing all post production duties on the film. It came out in December of 2013.
In 2012, as a break from the lengthy process of teaching myself everything that I needed to know in order to finish Arctic Sounds, I made a short film entitled Doing Very Well. The movie was made with the help of some of my closest friends, and is about the thoughts that never completely leave my head (but, like, in a funny way). The film premiered on February 12th, 2013, at the 36th Portland International Film Festival.
Since 2014, I have been doing the writing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, video editing, sound editing/mixing and score for a 7-part web series called Two Kates.