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Biography

Haitian-American Feature and TV writer whose work explores themes around identity / belonging, family relationships and the socio-economic & cultural challenges within specific communities. Kristina is an avid researcher and adept world-builder focused on character-driven dramas.

Kristina is a Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellow, Athena Film Festival Lab (TV & Feature) Attendee, Austin Film Festival Semifinalist & AMC Pilot Award Finalist.

MOONSHINER *FINALIST AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL*

Kristina Zacharias
Drama

A mixed-race teetotaler in Prohibition-era Appalachia becomes a bootlegger when her Ne'er-do-well husband gambles away the land they've held for generations.

RESTAVEK

Kristina Zacharias
Drama

In Haiti, 1971, at the start of "Baby Doc" Duvalier's Presidency, a little girl named Family dreams of becoming a famous singer. Sent to live as an unpaid servant for an abusive family when her mother suddenly disappears, Family is now known as a Restavek. With the help of a politically-driven teacher and a naïve journalist, Family's dream (and survival) hinges on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing for the new President.