Zack Birlew

Zack Birlew

Babs Do Productions

Actor, director and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Zack

Zack Birlew began his filmmaking career making video projects in high school and has gone on to become an award winning indie film director and co-owner of his own film production company, Babs Do Productions, with his brother, Patrick Birlew.

Zack began his film education almost immediately after deciding to become a film director and read every book and magazine he could find on the subject. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and took every opportunity to practice and experiment with making films of various kinds and styles. Zack later went on to become a graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a Master’s degree in Film Production and Sound Design.

During his college years, Zack began his annual attendance of the National Association of Broadcasters convention and was witness to several historic events such as the introduction of HDV tape, the rise of RED Digital Cinema, and the industry-wide innovation and adoption of HDSLR video.

He is a member of several filmmaking communities including DVinfo.net, DVXUser.com, Reduser.net, and Stage32.com.


Name: Zack Birlew

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Babs Do Productions

Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • The Review - A Fatal Frame Fan Film

    The Review - A Fatal Frame Fan Film (2015 - 2016)
    Film by Babs Do Productions Director/Actor/Writer The film follows Zack Birlew, real life co-president of the independent production company, Babs Do Productions, as he tries his hand at an online videogame review based on one of his most favorite horror videogame franchises, the Fatal Frame series. Shortly after completing his first entry in the review, unexplained events begin to take place and ghosts begin to attack. Zack tries to make sense of it all and with no help from his brother, co-president Patrick Birlew, he has to unravel the truth behind the haunting and why the ghosts beckon him to continue his review. Scares and humor abound in The Review A Fatal Frame Fan Film!

  • Sparks of Pink & Blue

    Sparks of Pink & Blue (2009)
    Film (short) by Babs Do Productions Director

  • Christmas Valentine

    Christmas Valentine (2008)
    Film (short) by Babs Do Productions Director and Actor

  • Big Red Hit

    Big Red Hit (2006)
    Film (short) by Babs Do Productions Director and Actor

  • Normalcies

    Normalcies (2006)
    Film (short) by Babs Do Productions Director and Actor

Awards

  • Best Visual Effects - Los Angeles Horror Competition
    (2016)

  • Best Visual Effects - Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Bronze Award - Spotlight Horror Film Awards
    (2016)

  • Merit Award - Cinematography - WRPN.TV Short Tight and Loose Global Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Exceptional Merit Award - Visual Effects - WRPN.TV Short Tight and Loose Global Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Student Film - (Nominated) - New Hope Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Superior Filmmaking Award - Las Vegas Film Festival
    (2010)

Education

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
    (2004-2008)

  • Chapman University School of Film and Television (Orange, CA)
    (2008-2011)

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