Our Story

  Rat Castle Films was started in 2017 by Zachariah Suto, an artist and a filmmaker. Zachariah received his BFA in Film/Video from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in May of 2018.    During his time at MassArt, he made many films and received the Vice President's Award at the 2017 All School Show.

Rat Castle Films was started in 2017 by Zachariah Suto, an artist and a filmmaker. Zachariah received his BFA in Film/Video from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in May of 2018.

During his time at MassArt, he made many films and received the Vice President's Award at the 2017 All School Show.

Director's Statement

This past year has been both tremendously hectic and productive. I feel as though I've grown greatly as both a filmmaker and a person. Attempting to make a narrative film for my thesis, I learned what it means to take such a challenge head on. Directing has always been my goal, it's where I feel most comfortable being me. I'm a storyteller. 

I've survived film school, so now the real work can begin. I'm excited for post-graduate life, and I can wait to show you what I'm working on next. 

I hope you enjoy my films, I have certainly enjoyed making them. 

Zachariah Suto

Resume:

Zachariah Suto

Qualifications Summary

Film and Video Production:

Five years of experience with film projects from pre to post production. Experience with a wide array of production equipment as well as a wide array of crew positions on set. Experience with organizing and executing shoots both solo and with a crew. Experience with writing and directing. Competent in an array of lighting techniques using contemporary lighting instruments. Competent with an array of post production software.

Technical Proficiencies:

Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, HitFilm, MS Office, Digital Performer, Canon Digital Cameras, Arri SR2 Super 16mm Camera, Bolex 16mm Camera, Sony Digital Cameras, Blackmagic Design Digital Cameras, Arri Lighting Instruments, Kino Flo Lighting Instruments.

Strengths and Accomplishments:

Highly motivated and creative. A strong team leader and player. Meets deadlines and objectives. Recipient of the Vice President’s Award at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design All School Show 2017 for the documentary film On Privilege.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

in Film/Video Production (2018) Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston Massachusetts

Selected Projects

Director

Never A Child” (2018) Docu-narrative Short

On Privilege” (2017) Documentary Short

She Got The Flowers, I Ate The Cheese” (2016) Narrative Short

Assistant Director

J Watching” (2018 Dir. Joe Marino) Narrative Short

Grip and Electric

Soulmate(s)” (2018 Dir. Timothy Armstrong, Prod. Argent Pictures and Mandalay Pictures) Feature Film - Best Boy Electric

Not Even A Gravestone” (2018 Dir. Colin Dale, Prod. Anna Remus) Narrative Short - Grip

Production Assistant

“TedX: Beacon St Salon” (2018 Producer Anna Remus, Infinite Canvas)


Experience Highlights

Soulmate(s), Vermont 2018

As the Best Boy Electric on set of this feature film, I was in charge of managing power and safety as well as designing lighting plans with the Gaffer and the Director of Photography. I had hands-on experience with contemporary lights and lighting strategies and was mentored closely by industry leader Bill Holshevnikoff, author of the Arri Lighting Handbook.    

Massachusetts College of Art and Design F/V Dept. 2015-2018 Boston MA Undergraduate Student

Wrote, cast, organized, and directed many short film and video projects. Represented the department in the Student Government Association and secured additional funding for the department in 2016 and 2017. Awarded the Vice President’s award for my documentary film “On Privilege” at the MassArt All School Show 2017. Commended by the department chair, Soon-Mi Yoo for my work for the department and my achievements as a filmmaker.