Zachary Graves-Miller is an independent documentary film Director and Producer releasing the award winning feature documentary film (Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at Massachusetts Independent Film Festival) “Six Locked Doors: The Legacy of Cocoanut Grove” in the winter of 2020. A Boston, Massachusetts’s native, Zach graduated from Westfield State University with a BA in Communication minoring in film and literature. Right after graduation he went on to direct the short film “Agent Orange”. He has worked with award- winning filmmakers Alan Tomlinson, Doug Liman, David O. Russell, Peter Berg, Bob Nixon, John Curran, and Charles McDougall. While working for THIRTEEN in New York as a video journalist Zach had the opportunity to document world renowned visual artist JR and the New York City Ballet Project at Lincoln Center. Some of his clients include Netflix, Apple, Gatorade, PBS, Red Bull, Lionsgate, and HBO. These projects have helped him further hone his skills in documentary filmmaking and develop his own personal style. His next project takes him to Louisiana to Produce and Direct his next film "Colfax Massacre 1873: Injustice in America".
Executive Producer / Producer
Michele Shapiro was previously the head of Public Relations for McLaren Automotive in North America and worked at Conde Nast (Vanity Fair and Glamour). She has raced cars across the Sahara and competed in a trans-continental rally across Asia and Europe. Six Locked Doors is a personal project for her. Her grandfather, Frank Shapiro, not only helped pull people from the burning Cocoanut Grove, he was also appointed as the lawyer for the victims.
Director of Photography
Zacharie Violette Lanoue is a freelance cameraman and multi-media artist. His life is dedicated to making the unseen visible, with elegance and innovation. Graduating from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2011 with a combined focus in photography, video, printmaking and painting. Refining a love for multiple mediums by combining them together and developing bodies of related works, Zacharie is setting himself up for a lifetime of creating, exploring and inventing.
Ty Flowers is a documentary filmmaker, video artist, and musician. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has shot and edited Television programs for The History Channel, Science, Natgeo, Discovery, A&E, and the Travel Channel. His work has been exhibited at or been featured in Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, Noisey, and New York Live Arts. In 2015, he completed Time Simply Passes, his first Feature film.
Associate Producer/ Archival Consultant