Zachary N Shields

Director of Photography


Zachary is a Director of Photography whose most recent projects include the Sundance Grand Jury Award Winning Documentary, The Price of Free, produced by Davis Guggenheim; a 6-part documentary series for STARZ entitled Warriors of Liberty City, produced by Lebron James; and 17 Blocks, directed by Davy Rothbart.  Zachary also served as a Cinematographer on XY Chelsea, premiering at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.  Previously, Shields shot and produced Night School which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories.  

Currently, Shields is the DP on a documentary entitled, PS Burn this Letter Please, directed by Jen Tiexiera and Michael Seligman which tells the story of 1950s New York City drag queens and explores how government-sanctioned discrimination and the forces of oppression shaped their lives.  

Shields has shot material for HBO, STARZ, Netflix, VICE, ESPN, SHOWTIME, Apple Music, PBS and more. He began his career producing the Webby Award winning, documentary 'Not Seen Not Heard' covering the effects of the Southeast Asian Tsunami of 2004 and has documented stories in over 25 countries across North America, South America, Europe, South East Asia and Africa.