Coming from an engineering background, Zach decided to pursue his passion for imagery in 2009, taking the Cinematography Specialization Course at Mowelfund Film Institute.
He has since done work in the advertising industry, working with major ad agencies for both regional and national campaigns. He has since also been engaged by several foreign directors and producers who come to do work in the Philippines, shooting everything from documentaries, music videos and adverts.
Zach recently won a Bronze for the Kidlat Awards 2019 Craft Category FILM – Best Cinematography for his work for Film Pabrika Inc. (Fred Perry x Raymond Ang).
He shot his first film, Everyday I Love You (2015) for Star Cinema, a major movie production studio in the Philippines.
Since then, he has shot for other film studios and independent films, shooting locally in various locations all over the Philippines, as well as New Zealand, Italy and Morocco.
He resides in southern Manila with his wife and two daughters