Zef Cota is an independent filmmaker based in the South Bronx. He’s written and directed eight short films which have played at various festivals. Zef has recently completed his debut feature film called The Trouble, “an urban spaghetti western” set in the Bronx.
Zef is Co-founder and Director of Alphabet City Films. In the past he’s worked as a filmmaker for IBM, producing digital content for their research division in the field of Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence. In October 2017 ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) has presented him along with four IBMers with the Best Brave New Idea Paper Award for their pioneering work on Artificial Intelligence in the creation of movie trailers.