Zachary Oberzan (b. February 4, 1974) is a filmmaker, theater director, actor, and singer/songwriter known for his experimental work involving video.
An original member of the New York City-based theater collective Nature Theater of Oklahoma, he collaborated in the creation and performance of the plays No Dice (Obie Award),Poetics: a ballet brut, and the one-man show Rambo Solo . In 2007 he created a "one-man cinematic war," Flooding with Love for The Kid, a feature film that adapted David Morrell's 1972 novel First Blood, in which Oberzan, as a metaphor for Rambo's own singular struggle, shot, designed, edited, and played all 26 characters by himself in his 220-square-foot (20 m) Manhattan studio apartment.
In 2010, Oberzan's solo theater/film piece Your brother. Remember? premiered at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. An examination of family deterioration and redemption, it employs the life of Belgian action star Jean-Claude Van Damme as a vehicle to tell its bittersweet story. In April 2012 Your brother. Remember? was released as a stand-alone film to critical acclaim.
October 2013 will see the premiere of Oberzan's latest solo theater/film/musical, Tell Me Love Is Real, in Belgium, followed by a world tour. Having bizarrely overdosed on the anxiety drug Xanax at approximately the same time and under similar circumstances as Whitney Houston, the multimedia piece resurrects Amelia Earhart, Serge Gainsbourg, Bruce Lee, Buddy Holly, and a host of others to examine, through pop culture, timeless existential quandaries.