--- Originally from Toledo, Ohio. Formally educated in Video Production, but my heart belongs to screenwriting. My work spans many genres, but usually dwells in the Farcical and Satirical. Mystery and Suspense are my bread and butter. Golden-era Hollywood and Avant-Garde inspire me immensely. Some of my Favorite Films include The Aviator, Memories of Murder, The Big Short, Airplane!, The Elephant Man, and There Will Be Blood.
--- Majored/Certifications in Video Production.
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In The Heat Of It Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery ⋄ Comedy In this Golden-age noir parody, presented in gloriousBlack & White, a grizzled Private Investigator is hired to lookfor a beautiful woman’s missing husband, sending him into apratfall through the city’s underground world of crime.
Split Screening Presents... Pilot Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Experimental Split Screening Entertainment has opened up its vaults for the first time to bring to you all of the TV Pilots that never came to fruition. From Chief Justice, Jack Cougar: American F$!% You, and My Black Life - to World Series of Dungeon's and Dragons, and Dorothy Lansbury's “WHO KILLED WHO?” There's a pilot out there for everyone.
Mother, Mother, Hear My Cries Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent ⋄ Horror "Mother, Mother, Hear My Cries. Save Me From The Man Tonight. He Stands So Tall, With Vacant Eyes. Please, Please, Hear My Cries." Elizabeth Samuelson - 1874
Pyrinthium Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent ⋄ Sci-fi (In-Production)In a nondescript country of a nondescript era, there exists a program that is meant to shield its people from the horrors of war. This program is Pyrinthium, and its researchers are nothing more than young men with ever-shifting ideologies and beliefs. Here, theoretical conversations can have very real consequences.
Kedzie Budget: $5M - $10M | Adventure ⋄ Family (ongoing project) When a young boy finds himself as the new owner of a small lizard, he finds that taking care of it won't be easy. It only eats trash, and the more it eats, the bigger it gets. Between hiding the new pet from his dad, it's creator, and the entire City of Chicago, this kid is gonna need some help.
The Quiet Family (U.S. Version) Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror ⋄ Comedy (Ongoing Project)An American remake of the South Korean classic "The Quiet Family." When a family of misfits opens a lodge up the mountains, they find only death and heartache. And when the bodies begin to pile up, nobody knows what to do.
The Bitter Truth Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent ⋄ Thriller (Ongoing Project)When a rural elderly couple discovers that the hill behind their farmhouse can be used for blood sacrifices, they decide to use its powers to make and sell pickles. How much is a human life worth?
In The Heat Of It: Prologue
Film (short) by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Comedy, Film-Noir and Short) Director, Writer, Editor Prologue to the yet-unproduced feature film "In The Heat Of It: A Noir Parody."
Persistance of Frustration
Film (short) by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Horror, Thriller and Short) Director, Writer, Editor, Actor Ultra Low-Budget Short Film by Zach DiRienz. An experiment with editing.
Destination Truth Ep.43
Video by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Comedy, News and Short) Director, Writer An Experiment with News-Related Satire, using Broadcast Equipment.
Interview With An Illegal Music Downloader
Video by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Comedy, Documentary and Short) Director, Writer, Editor A Comedic Look at the Underground Realm of Illegal Music. An experiment in Foley and Editing.
Video by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz Director, Writer, Editor Purely Experimental. Make every shot a different kind. Some shots are good, others...
Zach's Vlogs (Festival Cut)
Internet by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Documentary, Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Editor, Actor An Experimental Short Film featuring a fictionalized version of myself.
This Is Not a Drawing
Internet by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Animation and Short) Director, Editor An Experiment in Frame-by-Frame animation.
Film (short) by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Drama, Romance and Short) Director, Writer, Editor, Actor My Live-Action Short Film from a bit back. Still proud of aspects of it.
Narikee: Quest for the Power Stone
Video by Split Screening/Zach DiRienz (Adventure, Fantasy and Animation) Director, Editor, Animator A Project from College. First Collaborative Project I had been involved with. Even with an ancient animation program, I believe the storytelling holds up alright.
St. Petersburg College