Zach Graves-Miller is an independent documentary film director and producer releasing his first feature documentary film “Six Locked Doors: The Legacy of Cocoanut Grove” in the winter of 2019. A Boston, Massachusetts native Zach graduated from Westfield State University, studying film and literature. He co-directed his first documentary short “A Respectable Routine” about Westfield State maintenance workers, and went on to direct “Agent Orange”, which was shot in Vietnam. He has worked with award- winning filmmakers as assistant director and associate producer, including director Alan Tomlinson, John Curran on “Chappaquiddick,”, and for LA Roma Films´ documentary “Boston". While working for New York’s PBS station, THIRTEEN, as a cinematographer, Zach had the chance to document visual artist JR and the New York City Ballet Project at Lincoln Center. These projects have helped him further hone his skills in documentary filmmaking and develop a personal style with his production company Six Locked Doors Productions.
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.
Chris Salerano - Joseph Travers
Associate Producer/ Archival Consultant