DZ is a cinematographer and director based in Brooklyn, NY. Hailing from both Shanghai, China and Bucks County Pennsylvania, she grew up with a love for photography and painting. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (Film and TV). Her thesis short, “How To Be A Black Panther” took home the audience award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and went on to screen at other festivals across the globe. With diverse experience as a cinematographer (Lincoln, Chanel, Victoria's Secret , Margaret Zhang, Banks, Mykki Blanco, James Blunt...). She quickly transitioned into directing when a commercial short set in the world of Vogue dancing caught the eye of a marketing team from Nike New York. Her new spot for the brand has just launched ahead of the NYC Pride march, featuring transgender international vogue dancer Leiomy Maldonado and Nike’s new BETRUE collection. DZ was named of one Adweek’s top 15 talented directors raising the standard for storytelling.