film, video, design, and visual storytelling.

I BELIEVE ALL Four are MEANT TO BE A CELEBRATION OF LIFE. THE REsounding POWER OF THE HUMAN condition. tHE tragic, the nostalgic, the horrifying, and the beautiful.

this is what I think about every time i'm getting ready to tell a story. whether it's for a brand, narrative, or event, it all comes down to finding and capturing the humanity within.

LET'S CELEBRATE your story TOGETHER.

-MICHAEL ZAYAS

hello@michaelzayas.com | (702) 343-6062


10 random Facts About Me!

A young me starring in one of my first shorts Stand. 

A young me starring in one of my first shorts Stand

A moment from the GamerU Booth Video.

A moment from the GamerU Booth Video.

A short behind the scenes clip from Heartstrings.

A short behind the scenes clip from Heartstrings.

1. I work as an assistant editor at workshop creative where I edit trailers. it's as amazing as it sounds.

2. I made my first movie with a professional crew when I was 17, and screened at a theater when I was 18. that short was: johnny reaper.

3. Many people have told me I look like Jay Baruchel.

4. I got into filmmaking when I was 13, after I watched 'Requiem for a Dream' against my parent’s permission... It broke me.

5. I am an Optimist.

6. I worked at Blockbuster in the last two years of it’s life. Yes, I do miss it.

7. Tim Heidecker is my Spirit Animal.

8.  I have an incredible obsession with south korea. the country, cinema, and culture. 

9. My first journey into Editing was making amv's on youtube with windows movie maker.

10. I want to be a dragonologist when i grow up.