Cinematographer Zak Mulligan’s narrative feature Obselidia premiered at Sundance 2010 where he was honored with the Excellence in Cinematography award. His film We The Animals premiered at Sundance 2018 and is set for a theatrical release this fall. Mulligan was also included in Variety magazine’s 2015 list of Cinematographers to watch.
Mulligan’s TV work includes Ava Duvernay’s CBS TV pilot, For Justice and 2nd unit work on Netflix’s House of Cards. Mulligan’s documentary Open Heart about Rheumatic heart disease in Africa was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013. Open Heart went on to premier on HBO and select theaters throughout the world. Mulligan also filmed the pilot for the Showtime docuseries, Seven Deadly Sins with Morgan Spurlock.
Other feature film work includes Tribeca Film Festival premier, Bleeding Heart (Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, Dir. Diane Bell), The Sisterhood of Night (Kal Penn, Kara Hayward, Georgie Henley and Laura Fraser, Dir. Caryn Waechter), Future Weather (Dir. Jenny Deller) which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, Blumenthal (Dir. Seth Fisher) and I'm Not Me. Custody directed by James Lapine and starring Viola Davis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hayden Panettiere and Ellen Burstyn premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.
Mulligan’s commercial client list includes Google, Nike, Reebok, Samsung, and American Express.
Variety 10 Cinematographers to Watch / Filmmaker Magazine: We The Animals on Super 16mm / Open Heart at the 2013 Academy Awards / Always a Fire Wins Vimeo Best 12 of 2012 / BBC Radio, October 2010, "One Day on Earth" / American Cinematographer, April 2010, Sundance 2010: Expanded Palettes / ICG Magazine, April 2010, First Tracks / American Cinematographer: Sundance Cinematography Standouts / RogerEbert.com
Google, Kraft, Sony, American Express, General Electric, Nike, Reebok, Under Armor, Bayer, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Samsung, DirecTV, NBC Universal, Passion Pit, Cults, Mute Math, Flying Lotus, and Woodhands