Zachary Cunningham has filmed, written and directed various works spanning from music videos to shorts films. Beginning with his original piece #Detroit, Zachary hit the ground running in the creative realm while teaching himself the craft of filmmaking simultaneously. His passion of poetry led to the jazz infused art pieces Bess Part’s I and II. As his skills developed, he began exploring documentary filmmaking which led to his mini documentary “The Strength To Persevere” which chronicled his father’s upbringing as an orphan. The documentary went on to place as a finalist in the 1st Annual Worldwide FilmConvert Cinematography Competition. Despite this early success, Zachary aspired to do greater things which led to the creative of his first two narrative short films “The Crack” and “Regret(s)”. Both films were premiered at the Millennium Center in Southfield, MI on February 28, 2014. Zachary was featured in publications Blac Magazine and Ambassador Magazine as a result of this feat. He is currently in production for his third short film which is titled “It’s Your World”. In addition to independent filmmaking, Mr. Cunningham has done freelance work for various organizations including St. Johns Providence Hospital, The Harriet Tubman Center, Teen Hype, Lincoln Motor Co., Chrysler and many more.