Zen is a Philippine-American writer/director based in Portland, OR. Although he ought to settle for being a successful commercial producer, he and his writing partner have spent mornings, nights and weekends pursuing their first love—narrative storytelling. He's also married to an aesthetically pleasing human and is regularly informed that he's happy. Benjamin was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. He's been working for the last 8 years in Portland as a freelance writer/director/producer in film and advertising. He has taught a Low-Budget Filmmaking course at Portland State University and is currently producing a film called Going Dark .