THE BIG WEDDING
As a writer, director, and producer whose unique voice is at the heart of a host of remarkable projects in a variety of media, JUSTIN ZACKHAM (Director/screenwriter/producer) has established himself as a highly versatile filmmaker.
Together, business partner Clay Pecorin and Zackham make up the principals of Two Ton Films, a production company the childhood friends founded in 2006.
Zackham is perhaps most widely known for the 2007 blockbuster hit, The Bucket List, starring Oscar winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The film, which Zackham wrote and executive produced, was named one of the "Top Ten Films of the Year" by the National Board of Review andamassed over $175 million worldwide. The word "Bucket List", which Zackham coined, is now listed in both Oxford and Webster's dictionaries.
Zackham recently penned thescript for One Chance, the life story of British opera sensation Paul Potts. The film, directed by David Frankel and produced by Simon Cowell and Brad Weston, andstaring Tony Award winning actor James Corden, Julie Walters and Colm Meaney, will be released by The Weinstein Company during the 2013 holiday season.
In television, Zackham is known for creating the critically acclaimed series "Lights Out" for FX Networks and Fox Television Studios. The one-hour drama tells the King Lear-informed story of a former heavyweight champion trying to turn his life around before he succumbs to Alzheimer's. Zackham served as Executive Producer alongside acclaimeddirector Philip Noyce.
Zackham is currently at work on his next series entitled "Jubilee" an historical drama set on a southern antebellum plantation in the years before, during and after the Civil War.
Zackham is a graduate of NYU Film School and currently resides in SouthernCalifornia with his family.
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