Zack Van Eyck

Zack Van Eyck

Actor, director and producer in Burbank, California

About Zack

PRODUCED CREDITS

Feature films:

“Jupiter Landing” (87 minutes, ensemble dramedy, 2006): Five reclusive slackers band together to fight eviction from their beloved apartment house, only to be thrown into a tailspin of emotional and moral confrontation. A Berlin Film Festival selection. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462377/ or www.jupiterlandingthemovie.com.

“Daytona Dream,” writer-director of 90-minute feature film on 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona, released August 2010 by Drive Motion Pictures and broadcast January/February 2011 on the Discovery HD Theater Channel. See www.daytonadream.com or www.imdb.com/title/tt1744587/. Winner of the Award of Merit from The Indie Fest in recognition of “exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.”

“Three of One Kind” (comedy, writer, 2012): When his latest relationship crumbles, Richard invites an ex-girlfriend to lunch, thinking perhaps she was the one for him. In their one-sided conversation, Richard recounts his three most recent love affairs, which seemed to send him the same message. But will he figure out what it is in time to recognize the imperfect woman who’s perfect for him? (Amis Entertainment)


Short films:

“Guess Who’s Coming to Supper?” (11-minute comedy, writer-director, 2011): A wealthy but ruthless developer is forced to reassess his life when some rather influential spirits invade his home. (Produced jointly by the Lion’s Agency, the C3 Company and Happy Walter Productions)

“Next-Life Crisis” (seven-minute comedy, writer-first asst. director, 2011): After angels catch him possessing the body of a teenage girl, a young soul with less-than-stellar credentials from his past lives attempts to negotiate a good deal for himself while planning his next earthly sojourn with a next-life counselor (29 Degrees Leo Productions).

“Bubby” (18-minute comedy, writer, 2011): A young woman in love with her Teddy Bear, "Bubby," struggles in her relationships with men until she meets a man who, unbeknownst to her, is also in love with a Teddy Bear. Can they find true love with someone who isn't stuffed with fluff? The answer is revealed in this hilarious comedic romp. (Epic Sky Productions)

“The Importance of Being Furnished” (10-minute dramedy, writer, 2012): When a couple decides to move in together, her insistence on renting a furnished apartment brings the many issues in their relationship to light. (Heypenny Pictures/SitaRam Productions)
“New Religion” (10-minute comedy, writer, 2012): A young man planning to start his own religion seeks advice from his church pastor, who tries to dissuade him. In the course of their discussion, the pastor questions his own beliefs and confesses to some sins of the flesh – but he does save the world from another religion. (Produced and directed by Catherine Laine, London, U.K.)


Television:

“Family Fuel,” writer-director, reality show TV pilot, Drive Digital Media. In the world of endurance racing, winning is everything. But for the passionate, risk-taking drivers and crew of Level 5 Motorsports, sometimes survival is enough. Their fast times and hard lives during the 2011 season are chronicled in this personal, behind-the-scenes look at one road racing “family.”

“Emerald City,” writer-director, 10-part miniseries, Community Cable TV, Eugene, Ore.

“Eugene’s Worst Team,” writer-director, six-part sports mockumentary, Community Cable TV, Eugene, Ore.


New Media:

Numerous Webisodes for Youtube series “Hot and Crowded,” including “We Find a ‘Massage’ In a Bottle,” (http://www.youtube.com/hotandcrowded#p/c/9A8684EADC324958/2/TIzOrhhgqsE), 642,000 views, and “Three Ways to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket,” 253,000 views, (http://www.youtube.com/hotandcrowded#p/c/9A8684EADC324958/3/JFiL1tD9XM8).


Feature Scripts in Development:

“The Topsy-Turvy World of Thomas Telford,” family comedy, Feature Films for Families; “Shadow Killers,” action/thriller, High Integrity Productions; “Couch Potatoes,” family comedy, Stepping Stones Entertainment; “Starseed,” sci-fi drama, Shekinah Light Productions; “Jenny and the Light Queen,” family drama/adventure, Feature Films for Families; “How I Survived Junior High Without Really Crying,” musical comedy, Stepping Stones Entertainment; “Hadley House,” family dramedy, Feature Films for Families; “Hockey Night in Mexico,” sports comedy, producer Justin Middendorf; “President Kenny,” broad comedy, producer Dean Mavrikis.


Acting Experience:

Played speaking role of Tall Cop in feature film “Jupiter Landing.”
Played speaking role of Pizza Guy in short film “Guess Who’s Coming to Supper?”
Played speaking role of Vince Douglas, 10 episodes, in television show “Emerald City.”
Played speaking role, as self and narrator, six episodes, in television docu-comedy “Eugene’s Worst Team.”


BIO

Work: Zack has written 34 feature-length scripts, including 11 on contract for various producers. He has optioned five spec scripts, sold one, and sold seven shorts. He has 10 feature screenplays in development. He has also written four television pilots, two of which are now in development with networks.

Other: Before he began screenwriting full time, Zack enjoyed a successful career as an investigative news journalist and editor for daily newspapers, winning several prestigious awards for his research and writing.


Name: Zack Van Eyck

Lives in: Burbank, California

Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Can shape-shift into any animal or alien form.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

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