Tom Zanca is a versatile writer, director, and scriptwriter who has written and directed multiple short films and TV pilots.
He wrote and directed an original dramatic TV pilot, “Bloodhounds”, which was a selection of The New York Television Festival, Garden State Film Festival, and The PilotLite Online TV Festival (sponsored by producer Michael Mailer).
His short sci-fi script, “Standoff”, has received multiple awards, including:
Gold Medal Winner – 2018 Manhattan Short Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
First Place – 2018 Destiny City Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition
Third Place – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards’ short script category (February 2018)
Finalist – Los Angeles Cinefest short script competition (May 2018)
Finalist – DC Shorts Screenplay Competition (September 2018)
Additionally, he wrote and directed two short films that were screened in three film festivals. He was a staff writer for the scripted TV drama “Talk For Me”.
A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he proudly served on the SAG Awards’ 2017 Theatrical Nominating Committee.
Tom wrote and directed several short films and TV pilots that were selections of The New York Television Festival, The Big Apple Film Festival, and The Garden State Film Festival, among others.
He grew up inspired by classic television series from the 1960s and 1970s, including “The Twilight Zone”, “Star Trek”, and “The X-Files”, as well as classic films like “Network”, “Jaws”, “The French Connection”, “All The President’s Men”, and many others.
More contemporary series that have grabbed Tom’s attention begin with “The West Wing” and end with “GLOW”, “Black Mirror”, and “Stranger Things”. In cinema, some of his favorites include “Pulp Fiction”, “Batman Begins”, “Dunkirk”, “The Imitation Game”, and “Spotlight”.