UC San Diego alumnus Zach Horton, ’03, just completed his second feature film, “Natural Disasters,” which premiered May 5 at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
In 2005 Horton set out to make “The Disaster Trilogy,” a series of independent, politically-charged films.
“Natural Disasters” is the second installment of Horton’s trilogy. It sets out to explore the American psyche through ordinary relationships during trying times and especially looks into the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
“Airplane Disasters,” the first installment released in 2006, chronicled the impact 9-11 had on people in their twenties.
Horton recently wrapped filming for the third and final installment of the trilogy, “Political Disasters,” which takes place from 1999 to 2003 and explores the political climate during George W. Bush’s election and first term as president.
Though Horton does not yet have a distributor for “Natural Disasters,” his passion for the project hasn’t wavered.
“I want to continue to make films without artistic interference,” he said. “That’s the only kind of film career I’m interested in.”