Chris Hanna is a born and bred El Paso filmmaker, documentarian and editor. He has made a number of short films and documentaries which have been successful in the festival circuit, including a regional Emmy nomination for Best Editing in a College Production with his short film "The Talk in the Night" in 2016 and a regional Emmy award for Best Editing in a College Production with his more recent film "Pitch Black" this past year (which was amongst 6 nominations they had received with the three films they submitted). Chris is also the director, co-producer, editor and principal cinematographer for a local PBS show in Oklahoma, "Art of a Cowboy". Currently, Chris is working on a local documentary in El Paso, "Beyond the Dream", which follows high school students who tour the east coast Ivy League colleges through the College Mindset Ivy League Program, in hopes of being accepted to these top tier schools. He has also made promotional videos for companies in El Paso, such as Tropicana Properties and Tropicana Homes. He is collaborating with Shine On El Paso as well, creating content to show the best of what El Paso has to offer. This past year, Chris had the privilege of meeting with Tony Romo, to create a feature documentary detailing the life of the former Cowboys quarterback; the project is currently entering post-production.
Rebecca Garcia is the producer, Human Resources coordinator, and an executive producer for ZGN Productions. She has funded and
worked on ZGN films since the founding of the company such as the award-winning short film The Talk in the Night, in which she
acted and produced. Rebecca is focused on helping ZGN Productions evolve into a well-known and profitable company. She is
currently producing the latest ZGN Productions documentary short "A Family" and short film "The Truth of the Sun".
Nina Hedberg is a sound designer and production sound mixer in El Paso, TX. She has worked on a number of short films and documentaries, most of which have been successful in the festival circuit. Currently, she is working alongside director Chris Hanna on Now or Never, a documentary about football star Tony Romo; she is also a producer, sound mixer and editor of the local Oklahoma PBS show, Art of a Cowboy. Nina hopes to push the boundaries of what sound can do for film, bringing knowledge of the world of sound to the masses.
Matthew Paul Rodriguez
Matthew Paul Rodriguez is an executive producer for ZGN Productions, working for the company for over 3 years now. With his
support, Matthew has helped produce many ZGN short films and documentaries, including Emmy-nominated short film "The Talk in
Christopher J. Ontiveros Jr.
Christopher J. Ontiveros Jr., also known as CJ, is an aspiring filmmaker and the most recent addition to the ZGN Productions team.
Eager to learn more about the film industry, CJ has already worked on a number of ZGN's recent productions as camera assistant.