Culture Spotlight Featuring Zach Uthman
Zach Uthman is a recent Baylor FDM Graduate. Zach’s spent his time since graduation working in the film industry on projects such as 1883 and the 2022 Grammys. Zach is very excited to see his directorial debut of Bronx River be presented at the NYC HipHop FilmFestival and looks forward to his future as a filmmaker.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival? My experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival was awesome. Me and my team who are mainly all new to the industry had a great time! Stories from the culture are important because it reflects who we are. I am currently working on Season1 Episode 2 (To catch a Mouse) so it takes us further into the 80s this time and we see what changed after the incident at the train yards with Mousey, Domonic Williams, and Ray Torres.
What projects are you working on now? I am also working on a short film called "Freestyle" . It will be a Hustle and Flow a Filly Brown film that revolves around a fictional character "Star Ramos" and how she was part of the birth of Freestyle Music that was a part of the Hip Hop Genre in the 1980s.
Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are important? Harlem Film house is important because it provides an outlet for creatives and the youth to all come together and become a team and develop and let out stress through art and expression which we need during these hard times