Zuzy Martin Lynch is an American director and producer who has worked on a variety of projects, including documentaries, commercials, and feature films.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Zuzy grew up in a very creative family. Her father was an actor and her mother a painter. Early on, she developed an interest in filmmaking, taking classes in high school and college, and went on to study film at the University of Southern California.
In the mid-1990s, Zuzy began her career as a production assistant and editor. She worked on a variety of projects, including music videos, television shows, and films. After gaining experience in the industry, she decided to focus on directing and producing.
In 1999, Zuzy wrote, directed, and produced her first feature-length documentary film, "My American Dream". The documentary followed the lives of four immigrant families living in Los Angeles, and won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
In the 2000s, Zuzy continued to produce and direct feature films, including "Gimme Shelter" (2006) and "One Day in September" (2009), as well as a number of documentaries, including "The Power of Two" (2006) and "The Killer Within" (2008).
In recent years, Zuzy has directed a number of commercials, music videos, and television shows. Her most recent project was the feature film "The Time Machine" (2019), which she wrote and directed.
In addition to her work in filmmaking, Zuzy is also a passionate advocate for social justice and human rights issues. She has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including the International Rescue Committee and the Global Fund for Women.
Zuzy has won numerous awards for her work, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Zuzy is an inspirational figure for aspiring filmmakers, demonstrating that hard work, dedication, and creative vision can lead to great success in the film industry.