Hello. My name is Zach Sands. I have a PhD in American Culture Studies, an MA in Film and Literature and a BA in Film Production. 

I am an interdisciplinary scholar of media and culture with specializations in screenwriting and American film comedy. I am also a professional writer, musician and filmmaker with over twelve years of experience teaching college courses in English and Film Studies. 

Welcome to my electronic portfolio. Click on the links above for more.


My script Snow Birds is a finalist in the 2019 Cannes Screenplay Competition!

Listen to my new full-length album Better Days, available now to stream or purchase.

Order my book: Film Comedy and the American Dream (Routledge, 2017).
(also available on Amazon)

Click here for a recent podcast interview that I did for New Books in American Studies.

My original music is available to purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and other distributors.
It can also be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and other online music services.


Other links to my work:

    Zach Sands (music)
    American Film Comedy (an online course that I taught)
    Mr Spectator (a series of articles that I wrote about media, culture, history and politics)
    Borderland (a blog of my experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Eastern Europe)