ZACHARY PARRIS is an American writer-director who has worked at the BAFTA award-winning studio Quantic Dream where he served as additional segment writer-director for the PlayStation exclusive BEYOND: TWO SOULS starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, and penned the script for their upcoming PlayStation 4 title DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN to be released by Sony in 2017.
Zachary was born in Houston and attended The University of Texas at Austin where he was mentored by writer-director Kat Candler. With his grandfather and father both multiple EMMY award-winners for their work in broadcast television and as the grandson of novelist P.B. Parris, Zachary was brought up surrounded by cameras and storytelling.
Zachary has worked on set alongside directors J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan and developed projects with producers at Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. A feature version of his short film ARCHETYPE is set up at Fox with producer John Davis and OSCAR-nominated producer John Norris. His project, EXECUTABLE, finished in the top 1.9% of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship.
He currently splits his time between Los Angeles, California and Paris, France.