A testament to what our team can do with a small budget, a small space, and a TON of talent. Here’s the final cut of the commercial we shot for


Thanks to:

Kevin Holmes: DP/Editor

Brian Bauer: VO Audio

Julia Somit: AD


Ayanna Makalani

Theo Caombs

Jack Nicolaus



SHAVE IT OFF! (ZC Media’s “Shake it Out” Parody Benefiting MOVEMBER)

We are so excited to present to you our latest silly in office parody project: Shave it Off, a parody song and video based on the Florence and the Machine song and music video “Shake it Out” benefiting “Movember“. It will help your MO grow thicker, longer, and stronger!

If you didn’t already know, “Movember” is an official global charity, who’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of mustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

Profits from song sales on bandcamp benefit Movember. Purchase song here.
Donate to Movember through team ZC Media here.
“MO”rence: Paul Logston
Party “MO”ers: Daniel Golden, Lorenzo Carmagnola, Stu Navarrete, Chewie.
Director: Natalie Ashodian
DP: Kevin Holmes
Craft Services: Mary Bulkley
Props: Nancy & Raymond Bulkley
Post Production: Kevin Holmes
Re-written by Natalie Ashodian
Produced by Ram Dass Khalsa
Lead Vocals: Eric E. Frank
Backup Vocals: Emily Hartman Goldin & Sara Levine
Drums: Eric E. Frank
All other instruments: Ram Dass Khalsa

Happy Halloween!

In honor of this spooky holiday, here’s a look at ZC director Jamie’s film U-Turn done in cooperation with NPR’s Snap Judgment, and winner at Screamfest 2012.

Book Trailer by Jamie D.W. & Kevin H!

Check it out!!  ZC’s Jamie D.W. and Kevin H. recently worked on the Junkie Love by Joe Clifford book trailer.

About the book: From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford’s Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. Based on Clifford’s own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock ‘n’ roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac & the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle, lit up by the many strange characters he meets along the way. Part road story, part resurrection tale, Junkie Love finds a way to laugh in one’s darkest hour, while never abandoning its heart in search of a home.

The guys did a great job doing justice to the book’s content, to be sure. Packing all the usual chest wrenching tear duct wrestling you’d come to expect from something directed by Jamie, combined with a smooth edit and post production work by Kevin.  This book trailer ties everything together cleanly…which is hard to do when the subject is grit.

Starring Joel Landmine
Music by Get Set Go

ZC’s Kevin H. Shoots for site impaired org

Kevin H. recently took the reigns solo on a project for Lighthouse for the Blind, and we could not be prouder.

“At the LightHouse, we show people that blindness isn’t about being engulfed in darkness but simply a way of being in the world alongside countless other ways of being: tall, red-haired, brown-skinned, young, old, athletic, artistic…blind.”

While simple in nature, Kevin did a great job executing the client needs on a budget the not for profit could handle. He also turned around the editing in under two weeks, giving the client something they cold use within a month of hiring him on. Kudos Kevin!



Dope’n’Stack: Cloud Anthem

Thought Gabe H. And Eric F. leaving ZC for Cloud start ups meant they’d stop making ridiculous videos? Think again, these guys have been at it since high school, and we’re hoping they keep it up at the nursing home.

SNATAM KAUR live in Concert. Bay Area CA 2012

Digital Story Tellers: Mini Doc. for not for profit youth org.

“Moves Like Shatner!” Parody Music Video

Love “Moves like Jagger” by Marron 5?

Love Star Trek even more?

Then you’ll love “Moves Like Shatner”. The project that really took our tagline “Go Beyond” to heart!


Hurricane: Music Video directed & Produced by ZC founder Natalie A.

This project pre dates ZC Media as an organization, but was the first major project bringing together the combined talents of Natalie A., Kevin H., Gabriel H., Brian B., Jamie D., and Ram Dass K.