Zac Manuel is a New Orleans bred-and-based filmmaker whose work in film and music video has been exhibited at festivals and on platforms around the world. His work focuses on the intersections of politics and social psychologies, mostly in communities of color. As cinematographer, his credits include Cover Me (Rotterdam International Film Festival; Prospect 3, New Orleans), Like (Field of Vision, SXSW) and Alone (New York Times OpDocs, Sundance 2017 Jury Award Winner, Best Non-Fiction Short). As director, Zac’s films In The Garden, The Clock, Thelema, and Painted Lady have played in competition in festivals worldwide. His work has appeared on The Washington Post, MTV, Billboard, Stereogum, and Pitchfork. Painted Lady is available on by Shorts HD and Closed To Interpretation on MTV News. His current documentary feature, Bloodthicker, follows three young rappers as they fight to build upon their fathers’ legacies while navigating the pitfalls of rap culture (www.bloodthickerfilm.com).