Director Zak Razvi joins Furlined for US and UK commercial representation
Zak began his career as a producer at BBH London before moving to Pulse to run the music video department. His time as a producer collaborating with directors, overseeing ideas from initial conception through to execution, led him to directing his own projects. “Zak’s craft in execution and confidence in visual storytelling is beyond his years,” says Ben Davies, EP/Director of Development at Furlined. “I’ve known and followed Zak’s journey for quite some time and I’m thrilled to be by his side as he takes the next steps in his career.” His short film, Jordanne, was officially selected at 17 international film festivals and won Best Documentary Short at the London Independent Film Festival, British Documentary Film Festival and the Kinsale Shark Awards. Zak was named Best Up & Coming Director at the Creative Circle Awards and Best New Director at the Shots Awards in 2015. Zak’s powerful films for the Road Safety Authority of Ireland give voice to an unspeakable tragedy. The extended series gives us insight into the family, emergency responders and nurse’s individual stories, each recounting their harrowing experience in the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. With Zak’s mature and empathetic direction he shows profound care in bearing witness to this all too common occurrence. "I've known Zak for many years,” states Olly Chapman, Managing Director of Furlined UK. “It’s great that we've now gone full circle and we’re back together with him as a director at Furlined. His work is distinctly original - incredibly sensitive, brave and not afraid to be still or quiet. For Furlined in London he's the beginning of what we intend to build together - a solid, strong UK roster." “I've admired the work coming out of Furlined for a long time, so it's hugely exciting for me to be joining them for representation both in the UK and US,” says Zak. “Ben, Olly and Di (Diane McArter, Founder/President of Furlined) are not just incredibly talented, but also share the same passion and focus as I do to produce work we and our creative partners can all be proud of."