KIRK ZELLER:
FILMMAKER

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#MyCorona: It Took a Lockdown to Unlock their Hearts

Veteran filmmaker, Phil Gorn, and Kirk Zeller teamed up to produce The Picture of Daria Gray and were preparing for the final auditions when COVID-19 hit...

Quarantine inspired Phil to come up with the seed for what grew into #MyCorona, the concept of a couple falling in love by talking through a shared wall during the pandemic. Phil and Kirk expanded on that by writing a romantic comedy about how the pandemic brought an LA apartment community together and led to some new loves.​​

Directing Remotely and Filmmaking During the Pandemic: The Making of #MyCorona

When Phil and Kirk were working to plan for the safest and most effective way to film #MyCorona they came up with the idea of directing it remotely and filming on a closed set at the Silicon Prairie Center Studios in rural Nebraska. They filmed behind-the-scenes of #MyCorona to be able to share with other filmmakers how they directed remotely and filmed safely during the pandemic.

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Phil and Kirk are looking forward to resuming casting and production of The Picture of Daria Gray which was originally scheduled to start shooting on May 4, 2020.  The Picture of Daria Gray is a SAG-approved film that had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finding Aloha, set in Fremont, Nebraska and Hawaii, is next in the filming queue.

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FIRST FEATURE FILM

DIRECTED

REMOTELY

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FIRST FEATURE FILM

STAY-AT-HOME

ROMANTIC COMEDY

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With the sudden lack of Los Angeles traffic noise, two warring neighbors find they can now hear each other's conversations through their shared wall. They are about to learn a lot about each other, themselves and their rather unusual neighbors.

FUTURE PRODUCTIONS