Zachary Stauffer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has served as director of photography and associate producer for the PBS FRONTLINE documentary, The Card Game. He has filmed stories for the PBS News Hour and FRONTLINE/World, including "Italy: Taking on the Mafia" and "Ghana: Baseball Dreams." Stauffer's producing and camerawork can also be seen in projects for Al Jazeera English, MSNBC, National Geographic, the History Channel, the BBC, as well as numerous independent documentary films.
Stauffer completed studies at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley in 2008. His master's thesis, A Day Late in Oakland, earned the North Gate Prize in Documentary Excellence, received two nominations for awards with the International Documentary Association, and was a winner in the Best Documentary category at the College Television Awards. In addition to being selected for screenings at festivals across the United States, the film won the Best Short Documentary prize at the 2009 Fargo Film Festival. Stauffer graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in 2001 with a bachelor's in history. In 2008, he was a fellow with the News21 Initiative. He is currently a fellow with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and frequent director of photography for FRONTLINE.