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Q&A: Zoya Lynch

Zoya Lynch directed 2021 WMFF features “Motherload”. We asked her a few questions, see our Q&A conversation below:

What is in your gear bag/kit?

Sony A7siii and some lenses!

What item can you not live without?

My 35 mm prime lens

How do you choose music for your films?

Whenever I hear a new song that I like, I write it down in my phone and save it for the right moment.

Most necessary character-quality for a director?

Bossy

Who has been most influential in your directing career?

Jordan Manley

Craziest on-set/en route to set adventure?

I was filming my mom skiing for a short film. She loves jumps and really wanted to do one lap in the kids terrain park. I was follow-camming her off a little jump and she ended up going huge and ended up crashing. She broke her leg, blew her knee and had to get a toboggan ride down. It was crazy!

More About Zoya Lynch

Zoya Lynch is an award-winning photographer & filmmaker based in Revelstoke BC. She has earned recognition for her work with commercial contracts and featured photos in several reputable publications in the action-sports and travel industries.

Photography and filmmaking allows Zoya to translate her deep reverence for the natural world through a tapestry of light-filled moments. She is constantly seeking to combine the wilderness and stories of human connection, achievement and wonder.

Zoya studied Documentary Film Production at Langara College, which has lead her to work on several film projects. Most recently, she directed and edited a 10 minute film titled “Kindred”, which was an official selection at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2018.

Zoya loves all aspects of film and still photography, from the summit shot to the quiet moments in-between. She finds balance through artfully capturing wedding, family and lifestyle photography that brims with authenticity and imagination.