ESZTER.ZAKARIAS

Updated: Feb 4

We chatted with Eszter who now lives and works here in Los Angeles. She is originally from Hungary, and is excited to chat to us about her new project with Elijah Wood and her journey to Hollywood.


What brought you to LA?


I studied theater and film in LA at LMU and USC. I come from Hungary and have been working in film and music since arriving in Hollywood. The first thing that brought me to LA was a scholarship I received from George Soros. My journey has evolved from there.  

If you weren't working in film, what would you be doing?


An Ecologist. A Nutritionist. Develop an Organic Farm. Open a small Vegan Breakfast cafe.


What gives you hope?


Artists, Scientists, Doctors and Thinkers who are working hard to make a difference for the environment, people’s well being and animal rights. 


What was the last show you binge watched?


I don’t have a TV. I don’t have time to binge watch when am busy working. I try to watch series' that am working on, or entertainment on planes with my partner. 


Who do you look up to in the industry?


Peter Medak who worked on The Changeling, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Species 2, Breaking Bad (his amazing journey to Hollywood from Hungary). He has had such an amazing career, still to this day.


Peter Sorel - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Frida, Life of Pie etc, who has had an amazing career as a Stills Photographer moving here while Hungary was still under Communist rule.


Our most respected DP Vilmos Zsigmond, also from Hungary.

 

I also admire Hungarian and other Eastern-European Cinematographers who are getting recognition worldwide making beautiful, artistic movies; Gyula Pados, Tamas Dobos, Andras Nagy, Gergely Poharnok, to name a few who have been doing amazing work. 

What can people expect from you in 2020?


I look forward to the premieres of exciting films I’ve been working on - 'LA Rush' with Elijah Wood and 'Anderson Falls' with Shawn Ashmore.  My goal is to continue to advocate for the environment, organic nutrition, better health and animal rights.   In my career as a Script Supervisor I am focusing more on commercial work to balance with a variety of union work. When I have a chance, I would love to venture back into acting work; comedies, period pieces. Perhaps even co-producing!


I am looking forward to meeting new amazing talent, nurturing new and old relationships and supporting Directors, DPs and actors, as well as my colleagues in our work.


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