Francine Zuckerman


Film Projects

Public bio

Zuckerman graduated from McGill University’s film program and joined the National Film Board to co-produce and direct her first documentary film, Half the Kingdom. A controversial film about women and Judaism, Half the Kingdom was invited to participate in more than twenty international film festivals and won several awards.

 Zuckerman produced and directed Exposure: environmental links to breast cancer, a documentary hosted by singer/actor Olivia Newton-John; a Canada - New Zealand co-production Punch Me in the Stomach, starring Deb Filler; the Gemini nominated dramatic anthology TV series; The Atwood Stories  based on the short stories of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood and two new short films for Bravo television, Urban Creatures, a dance film set in the urban forest and Ladies and Gentlemen: Biddie Schitzerman.

 Francine Zuckerman and her company Z films inc. just completed her latest film in Poland, We Are Here (Jestesmy Tu), which documents the revival of Jewish life in Poland seen through the eyes for five subjects and their families.

Z FILMS INC.'s projects in development include: a feature film based on the celebrated writer Margaret Atwood’s novel The Edible Woman, a short film, Mr. Bernstein, about a remarkable encounter with renown composer Leonard Bernstein and a dramatic/documentary hybrid television series with well know UK psychotherapist Susie Orbach.