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2015 One Show Branded Entertainment Jury

Zach Merck



Los Angeles

I live for adventure. As a filmmaker, I work tirelessly to find unique, authentic stories and interesting people that take us to the far corners of our planet. It’s a challenging concept that keeps me searching, discovering, and learning to find the truth within the idea, ultimately crafting entertaining, informative pieces of art that are equally engaging and fun as they are memorable.

Our company MAKE is comprised of a group of closely-knit @radical media veterans who began working together in July 2012 when we realized there was a pressing need for a new type of creative production company model. Over the past 12 years I have directed a range of work including commercial television spots, short & long form branded content for both the web and television, television shows and series, and feature length documentary films. My resume includes highly lauded work for Volkswagen, Air Force, Cadillac, P&G, Chevrolet, GMC Trucks, Liberty Mutual, Ram Trucks, Trane, Tooheys Extra Dry, Travelocity, Dominos, Kimberly Clark, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, SXSW, and ABC...among many others.

I started my career with director Tony Scott. After cutting my teeth with my mentor, I launched my career as a director with @radical media before starting MAKE with my partners Dana Locatell and Tim Mack.

My personality is in the projects I have helped create, and I have won several awards that I am very proud of. Recent recognition includes a 2014 One Show Gold Pencil for our film “For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville”. I am also very proud of my 2010 One Show Silver Pencil for our branded Tooheys Extra Dry film “Six Beers of Separation”. My film “Punk Like Me” won the 2006 SXSW film festival Audience Award. Our work has also been honored by the Cannes Lions and Clios along with Australia’s Award and the London International Awards. Thank you for your time.




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