Zachary N Shields

Director of Photography


short documentaries

Co-Director, Director of Photography

He’s changing the game. He does things no one else does. There’s not a title in the world that he can’t win. He’s currently the undisputed #1 bull rider in the world. J.B. Mauney is a 30-year old cowboy from Mooresville, North Carolina, and his techniques and work ethic have taken him to unheralded ground in the bull riding community.

To The Edge: Gobi Desert

'To the Edge' is a series based on the incredible people and unpredictable experiences that occur when Ray Zahab is running thousands of miles in the most remote parts of the world.  Episode 1 documents Ray as he runs over 2,000km across the Gobi Desert over the course of 35 days.  This episode aired on Outside TV in 2014.

Episode 1 Full Length

Episode 2 Teaser

awful grace

Awful Grace recounts the night of April 4 1968, in Indianapolis, IN when, then Presidential candidate, Robert Kennedy, announced to an inner city voter rally that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated and then called for reconciliation among the interracial crowd.  Awful Grace was an official selection of Indy International Film Festival in 2010.

Running Bolivia

part 1

'Running Bolivia' is a documentary film capturing much more than the breathtaking landscapes in the high mountains of Bolivia.  This movie follows the journey of the non-profit organization impossible2Possible and five youth ambassadors as they push their mental and physical limits to illustrate to the world that we are capable of achieving the extraordinary.  'Running Bolivia' was commissioned by Gatorade and premiered during a special screening at DocUtah in 2012.

part 2

part 3

Craft Beer Series

This series of short documentaries tell the story behind the beer of craft brewers across the US.  Stories produced for Brewmerica, owned by