El Paso, TX

July 18 - July 28, 2024 • El Paso, TX

Special Guests

Zach Passero


Zach Passero is an El Paso, TX-based filmmaker, animator, editor, and occasional actor whose first feature-length animated film, The Weird Kidz, has shown at animation and horror film festivals around the world since its launch in 2023.

He has collaborated on several films with fellow USC School of Cinematic Arts grad, writer-director and El Pasoan Lucky McKee, including The Woman, May, Old Man, Kindred Spirits, and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, which had its U.S. premiere at PCFF 2018, with Sam Elliott in attendance.

Zach has had a long association with the Plaza Classic Film Festival, including curating PCFF’s annual Local Flavor showcase with McKee from 2018-2022.

*Zach Passero will appear with his film The Weird Kidz at 10:30 pm Friday, July 19 in the Plaza Theatre. *