Zach Lovvorn

Director, Writer, Director of Photography
BFA in Film and Television Production, The University of Arizona, 2020
Monochrome portrait of Zach Lovvorn


Movie Night Screening and Director's Chat

Tuesday, March 14, 8 p.m.
 – midnight
Patio Stage

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE WONDER HOUSE: Screening and Director Chat

Join us for a full night of short films from current and past student directors, some of whom you know as major motion picture producers and directors today. Curated by the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Punctuated by director chats with filmmakers Roxanne Ibarra, Zachary Lovvorn and Sasha Reist, moderated by Friday Night Movie podcast host Shai Korman. Zach's short films IRIS and THE LIGHTS ARE ON, NO ONE'S HOME will both be screened.


IRIS (2020)
Director, Writer
• Nominee, Best Sci-Fi Short, Next Generation Indie Film Awards, Los Angeles CA 2022
• Official Selection, Bristol Science Film Festival, Bristol UK 2022
• Official Selection, Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival, Brooklyn NY 2021
• Official Selection, Phoenix Shorts Film Festival, Ontario Canada 2021
• Winner, Best SciFi/Fantasy Short, Phoenix Shorts Film Festival 2021
• Official Selection, Phoenix Film Festival, Phoenix AZ 2021

THE LIGHTS ARE ON, NO ONE'S HOME (2020) Co-director of photography
• Official Selection, Long Distance Film Festival 2021
• Official Selection, Palm Springs International ShortFest 2021
• Official Selection, Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival 2021
• Official Selection, BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival 2021
• Acquired for national theatrical distribution by Kino Lorber & Dedza Films, 2021 (Now streaming on The Criterion Channel)


Zach was born and lived in California until he was six years old. His family moved to Arizona in 2004, where he found his love of telling stories on camera as early as the third grade and all through high school. These class video projects encouraged him to pursue filmmaking as a career. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television Production from the University of Arizona in 2020. Growing up in a suburban setting inspired him to create works that challenge the sanitized and structured world around him. His love for horror and the surreal came from filmmakers such as Guillermo Del Toro and Tim Burton. His Senior Thesis film IRIS (2020) played in a multitude of Sci-Fi Short Film Festivals, from Brooklyn to LA and Bristol, England. He is currently living in Los Angeles working as a freelance Video Editor and following his passion by writing feature films.