Zachary Cunningham is a 26 year old filmmaker/poet from Detroit, Michigan. As a child, Zachary was always interested in the arts, but it wasn't until the ago of 23 that Zachary figured out what he actually wanted to do in life. Mr. Cunningham reached out to a family friend to help him create a documentary based on three poems that he had written about Detroit. Though eventually the project became something totally different, the collaborative effort aptly titled "#Detroit" was released to general acclaim from it's gripping lyrics and captivating original soundtrack by Marlin Jones. Through the experience gained while making #Detroit, Zachary realized what he wanted to do, and that was make films for and about the common man who's story does not get told. Building on the momentum created by #Detroit, Zachary once again collaborated to release many different projects including his jazz/poetry driven short films called the "Bess" series and other short films like "Black Suit Blues". The Bess series led to Zachary Opening up for "Waiting To Exhale" author Terry McMillan at MGM in Detroit in November 2012. In January 2013, Zachary released his mini documentary "The Strength To Persevere", which was a finalist in the worldwide FilmConvert cinematography competition. Zachary loves to tell stories, one frame at a time.