Zoo Break Productions - Seattle based.

A film and television production company — Est. 2010

Below are a few of our award winning films and VR pieces.

LITTLE POTATO-Short documentary

Elena and her young gay son escape Soviet-era oppression into a world of pirated American movies. But when life becomes dangerous, Elena decides to become a mail-order-bride to save her son.

Directed by Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller

Grand Jury Award - Best Short Doc - SXSW - 2017

Best Short Doc - Sarasota Film Festival - 2017

Nominated - Nonfiction Short - Cinema Eye - 2018

Audience Award - Outfest - 2017

Wes, Nathan and the team have made a beautiful film that continues to garner accolades too numerous to mention. 

 
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POTATO DREAMS VR

This powerfully autobiographical VR piece places the viewer in the midst of a dream-like vision:  the fear and fantasy of a young boy, growing up gay in the Soviet Union, while his mother struggles to create a better life for herself and her child.

Written and Directed by Wes Hurley

 
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CH’AAK’  S’AAGI / EAGLE BONE VR

Through freestyle spoken word and lush Pacific Northwest scenery, we enter into a journey of remembrance and reflection in this indigenous 360 VR experience.

A collaboration between filmmaker and Indigenous activist Tracy Rector, with Nahaan, Ken Workman, and the Nàakw Dancers on Ch'aak' S'aagi (Eagle Bone),

Toronto International Film Festival - World Premiere - 2016

Official Selection - SIFF-X - 2016

Official Selection - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - 2017

Thank you, Tracy, for this extraordinary and moving VR work. We feel blessed to have taken part in your unique vision! 

 

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THE IMMORTAL AUGUSTUS GLADSTONE - feature film

When Augustus claims he’s 150 years old, a documentary film crew begins to follow him around. While squatting in an abandoned hotel, he begins to share outrageous tales about living out with French Counts, befriending Andy Warhol and mingling with vampires. 

"As with Jim Jarmusch’s recent Only Lovers Left Alive, this is another look at vampires that avoids the traditional horror view and treats them as people living their extended lives in an anonymous and rather mundane way." 

– Sci-fi London

Written and Directed by Robyn Miller

Best Picture - Oregon Independent Film Festival - 2014

Film Quest - Nominated - Best Feature Film - 2014

Official Selection - Sci-fi Film London Film Festival - 2014

 
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THE HERO POSE - Short film

Mia, a precocious eight year old, wants to do anything but hang out at her father's house trying to sell a car that won't run. The banal afternoon turns into a precious moment, when two people are able to pause, breathe and connect.

Written and Directed by Mischa Jakupcak

Starring Chaske Spencer and Nikki Hahn

Winner Special Jury Award - Providence Children’s Film Festival - 2014

Best Short - The Daring Independent Film Festival - 2014

Grand Prize Award - The Sioux Land Film Festival - 2014

Winner - Shorts Program - Siouxland Film Festival - 2014

Best Family Film - Mexico International Film Festival - 2014

 
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KILL CASH COW KILL - short film

When Clyde dives into his rollicking diatribe, we don't know if he's an a salesman, a businessman, or a washed up conman, as he offers unasked for advice to a mysterious friend.

Written and Directed by Mischa Jakupcak

Official Selection - Seattle International Film Festival - 2016