Zeke Zelker, a critically acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker, has a different approach to his craft which he calls cine•experiences; stories told across multiple platforms and through live events. His projects just don’t simply entertain, they engage audiences to become a part of the story. Zeke produced the first transmedia project at the Sundance Film Festival, Pandemic and most recently produced part of David Cronenberg’s Body Mind Change which is touring various museums around the world.
Zeke’s latest project Billboard transcends the “normal” movie going experience by creating entertainment that can be consumed on a myriad of portals and in a number of ways. The story segues from social media to live events to a web series, to a feature film then a game, while offering companies a plethora of branding opportunities which will help fight food insecurity issues.
Zeke experiments with the distribution of his projects blending the traditional with the unconventional. His last feature film InSearchOf was one of the first to embrace streaming platforms such as Hulu ultimately being in the top 10 dramas viewed on the portal for over seven years. InSearchOf was also the first virtually screened movie, showing on Second Life aside from its theatrical, DVD, PPV/VOD release.
Zeke’s productions include: Loggerheads, Southern Belles, and Just Like the Son, which have screened at major film festivals around the world. His first exposure to the film industry was as a dancer in John Water’s Hairspray.
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