Zack Haskell is a native of Newport Beach, California. His interest in filmmaking began with a fascination for still images and a love for cinema. Experiments in high school with film photography and his dad's video camera led to a seven year relationship with film school. Zack earned a Bachelor's degree in film studies from California State University Long Beach. Working on sets as a camera assistant helped shape his interest in cinematography and led right into his graduate studies at the University of Southern California. At USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Zack was trained to light and shoot 16mm and 35mm film as well as a collection of digital motion picture formats. Having recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree, he has shot a collection of films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries while in school. Among his recent work as a cinematographer is the Kopecky Family Band official music video, "Hope", which was featured on the front page of MTVHive.com. His other works have been shown in film festivals internationally such as: South By South West, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and San Diego Latino Film Festival. Zack is currently in development on several productions and is involved in aerial projects as a camera operator.