Zakwest Productions INC
Zakwest Productions INC was founded in 2001 by John C. Zak, to produce high quality scripted and non scripted films and television series, electronic and printed books, and television and film documentaries for the American and international markets. Zak brings many years of network-level experience to his roles as producer, writer, director, photographer, and production consultant in scripted and non scripted television.
The newest offering from Zakwest will be "soulcards" - beautiful note cards featuring John Zak's captivating images from around the world. A variety of cards is available through www.supremeswan.com, an online store that offers jewelry, clothing, and many other items for devotees of contemplation, introspection, and meditation. The link is on our Links of Interest page.
It's official: POOKIE MEETS THE PRINCESS, John Zak's first Hawaiian-themed children's book is available as a KINDLE EDITION on Amazon.com This version is text only. We will keep you posted on the upcoming, full color, printed and ipad versions with illustrations by Raul Rodriguez! This is a story for adults and children (9-12) to read together!!! Visit Amazon.com and type in POOKIE MEETS THE PRINCESS to order and learn more about this book that will enchant adults and children alike... and teach them some Hawaiian words as well!!! There is a link on our "Links of Interest" page.
Originated in 1080i High Definition, PULE WAILELE (Waterfall Prayer) is a one-hour film that explores Hawaii's breathtaking natural environments and illuminates the lives of Hawaiians who are reconnecting to their culture through reconnecting to the land. It also reveals a glimpse into Hawaiians' unique, inspiring way of relating to the world and to nature. It can be ordered on Widescreen DVD from BOOKLINES HAWAII. See the "Links of Interest" page.
Other recent films include HAWAIIAN HEALING, a documentary that explores the countless ways healing is woven into Hawaiian culture, music, art and daily life. The film premiered to sold out houses at the Hawaii International Film Festival.Interviews include conversations with Aunty Mary Fragas, Aunty Mona Kahele, Roland Cazimero, Kai Kaholokai, Brenda Ignacio, Dane Silva, Haunani Hopkins, Angela Perez Baraquio, and Emma Veary. It is available on DVD through Booklines Hawaii and Amazon.com. (See "Links of interest Page.")
HAWAIIAN MEDITATIONS focuses on meditation and contemplation as practiced for centuries in Hawaii. It includes interviews with Hawaiian healing practitioners, Brenda Mohalapua Ignacio, and Dane Silva, accompanied by a compelling guided meditation that features beautiful imagery, music and narration. This film, on DVD, will find a home with visitors to Hawaii, as well as being a powerful tool for those facing stress situations in their personal and professional lives. It is currently in use by doctors and other healing professionals to assist patients facing or recovering from surgery. It is also available through Booklines Hawaii. (See "Links of Interest Page.")
John Zak is a member of SAG AFTRA and is a professional narrator-voice performer. Current projects include narrating several full length novels for Audible and I Tunes from his studios in Los Angeles and Hawaii. He is available for commercials, documentary film narration, as well as corporate video/audio projects. Contact (213) 220-7227.
In addition to putting his deep love for Hawaii and her people on film, John Zak is also creating other international projects with compelling themes.Set in New Mexico and India, HEART OF HEAVEN, SOUL OF EARTH is a feature film script written by John Zak, which mines the depths of cross cultural boundaries as experienced through the eyes of a Native American man and a Rajasthani woman.
Television projects in development include MOMS, a talk-interview series that delves into the lives of today's celebrities, movers, and shakers through the eyes of the one person who knows them best, Mom. The format will be available for international production. Look forward to seeing LAS MAMIS, LES MAMANS, etc.
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COOKING FRESH WITH CHEF CURTIS AIKENS
John Zak, Sandra Siegal, and Master chef, Curtis Aikens, have teamed up to produce a new food/lifestyle television series, called COOKING FRESH WITH CHEF CURTIS AIKENS. Curtis is a top expert on produce and fresh cooking with countless television credits on shows such as TODAY, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE HOME SHOW, and OPRAH. He is also the author of several cookbooks, and is in the process of producing more books and web materials to further develop the COOKING FRESH brand and revenue stream. In each episode, Curtis will take us from farm, to market, to kitchen, to table. We learn how to find and choose the finest, most health-giving produce, and how to prepare meals with skill and, most important, with love. Viewers will fall in love with Curtis as he presents his recipes and techniques with enthusiasm and passion. Special emphasis will focus on offering support to people who don't cook, or are afraid to try. Curtis also reaches out to guys who resist kitchen duty, reminding them that "The best way to her heart is through her stomach." Watching Chef Curtis in action will make you smarter...and you will learn new ways to share love with the people you care about most! The way to anyone's heart is through his or her stomach!