The Directors

 
 

Zach Thomson - Director

Known for End Of An EmpireAvatar (2009)Independence Day (1996)Dumb and Dumber (1994)

FINITE WATER AWARDS:

- Best Documentary Feature 2019 (South Cinematography Academy Film & Arts)

- Best Half-Length Documentary Feature 2019 - Five Continents International Film Festival

- Best Cinematography in Documentary Feature 2019 - Five Continents International Film Festival

- Special Mention Director Feature Film 2019 - Five Continents International Film Festival

-Best Documentary Feature - Bronze Award 2019 -Independent Shorts Festival

-Best Short Documentary - Olympus Film Festival 2019

- Best Trailer - Diamond Award 2019 - Mindfield Film Festival

-Globe Award 2019 - ARFF Barcelona Film Festival

-Best Trailer 2019 - ARFF Paris Film Festival

-Documentary Film Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 - Druk International Film Festival

-Best Editor 2019 - Druk International Film Festival

-Best Cinematography 2019 - Druk International Film Festival

-SemiFinalist 2019 - Social World Film Festival

-SemiFinalist 2019 - Rhode Island International Film Festival

For decades, Zach Thomson has directed and produced countless film and video productions. His career in film started with productions such as “Independence Day,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and “Touched by an Angel,” until more recently working alongside James Cameron on the film “Avatar” and the WETA Workshop team in New Zealand. 

Mr. Thomson has a deep understanding of the film industry from initial development, finance, production, and on through to post production, marketing, distribution, and merchandising. Mr. Thomson has directed and produced hundreds of commercials and shows and has raised millions in capital for his own projects and others, and has a vast network in the film and finance arenas. Mr. Thomson worked in Market and Distribution for 20th Century Fox and has since structured distribution deals throughout North and South America, Europe, and China.


Dianne Wennick - Co-Director/Creative Director

This is Dianne’s first attempt at filmmaking that began as a passion to develop awareness.  Dianne's professional career in business, computer technology and real estate acquisition and sales offers an analytical mindset that helps to shape many aspects of her life.

Dianne has been involved in various community service projects from providing housing for shelters, supporting the education and housing of homeless children, participating in various fundraising events and volunteer work, both environmental and for the arts.

Her belief that life is about being a constant learner led her to attend various conferences globally to better understand “what makes our world tick”.  

The filmmaking bug has already begun and she looks forward to learning more about the filmmaking industry.

Her hobbies include practicing yoga, playing the piano, learning french, ballet, cycling and developing various art mediums including pastel, watercolor, monoprint, solarplating and encaustic.

FINITE WATER AWARDS:

- Best Documentary Feature, 2019 (South Cinematography Academy Film & Arts)

-Best Half-Length Documentary Feature 2019 (Five Continents International Film Festival)

- Special Mention Director Feature Film 2019 - Five Continents International Film Festival

-Best Documentary Feature - Bronze Award 2019 (Independent Shorts Festival)

-Best Short Documentary - Olympus Film Festival 2019

-Best Trailer - Diamond Award 2019 - Mindfield Film Festival

-Globe Award 2019 - ARFF Barcelona Film Festival

-Best Trailer 2019 - ARFF Paris Film Festival

-Documentary Film Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 - Druk International Film Festival

-SemiFinalist 2019 - Social World Film Festival

-SemiFinalist 2019 - Rhode Island International Film Festival

 
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Finding the right angle … Everyone needs a Zach

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