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Stolen Youth

Zachary Heinzerling is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director based in New York City. He began his career at HBO working on four consecutive Emmy Award-winning documentaries and the Emmy Award-winning series “24/7” as a Field Producer and Cinematographer. In 2012, he left HBO to complete his feature debut, the multi-award-winning film, “Cutie and the Boxer”, which he both directed and shot. “Cutie and the Boxer” was nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film also won a 2015 Emmy Award for Best Feature Documentary. In 2015 he was enlisted by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter to direct the five-part web series “Self-Titled” for her album, “Beyoncé.” In 2019 he directed an episode of “Dirty Money” for Netflix. In 2021, he directed the critically acclaimed 6-part series “McCartney 3,2,1” starring Sir Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin for Hulu. Salon called it “quite simply, the most engaging documentary ever made about the songwriting exploits of popular music’s most successful composer.” His latest docu series entitled “Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult of Sarah Lawrence” about Larry Ray and his victims, premiered February 9th, 2023 on Hulu. The New Yorker called it “a remarkable work, advancing the prestige true-crime genre’s slow but steady reorientation toward centering victims,” while Variety raved “…with a startling rawness and directness, Heinzerling’s work makes a case for itself as an unusually sensitive and strong outing in its genre.”