About Bellevue

Bellevue Productions is a hybrid production company with capabilities in the complementary businesses of feature film production and motion graphics design. Bellevue offers high-quality services in both these fields, while also offering the ability to combine these two areas for maximum commercial potential.

John Zaozirny | President, Feature Film Division & Literary Management

John Zaozirny is a principal at Bellevue Productions, where he oversees a slate of film and television projects and heads their literary management department. These projects include “Robin Hood” by Will Beall, set up at Warner Bros. and produced alongside Lin Pictures;  "Capsule" by Ian Shorr, set up at Twentieth Century Fox and produced alongside Hutch Parker; "Warden" by the Sonntag brothers, set up at New Line Cinema and produced alongside Mosaic; and “Cristo" by Ian Shorr, which was set up at Warner Brothers and is now set up at Audible.com as an audio mini-series. Both “Cristo” and “Capsule” made the prestigious annual Black List, the list of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted on by film industry executives.

John produced "Always Watching," which was released by Gravitas Ventures. An adaptation of popular web-series “Marble Hornets." “Always Watching” was written by Bellevue client Ian Shorr, directed by James Moran, and produced alongside Mosaic and Good Universe. He most recently produced PARALLEL, written by Bellevue client Scott Blaszak, directed by Isaac Ezban, and starring Aml Ameen, Martin Wallstrom, Georgia King and Mark O’Brien,

As a literary manager, John represents writers and directors, including Ian Shorr (“Always Watching,” “Splinter,” “Office Uprising,” “Training Day” television show on CBS), David Chirchirillo (“Cheap Thrills,” “Good Match”),  Andrew Zilch (“A Crooked Somebody”), Scott Blaszak (“Parallel”), and Peter Gamble (“Office Uprising”). He had three clients on the 2015 Black List and three on the 2016 Black List, including the top script “Blond Ambition,” which is producing alongside Michael De Luca and Ratpac Entertainment.

Raised in Vancouver, Canada, John is a graduate of the Tisch Film and Television program at New York University. 

Jeff Portnoy | Literary Manager, Feature Film Division

Jeff Portnoy is a literary manager at Bellevue Productions. Prior to joining Bellevue, Jeff worked at Creative Artists Agency, The Gotham Group, Resolution talent agency and Heretic Literary Management.

Jeff’s clients include Samuel Franco & Evan Kilgore who wrote KEEPER OF THE DIARY, which is set up at Fox Searchlight with Weimeraner Republic Pictures producing, as well as MAYDAY 109, which is set up at Thunder Road Pictures with Flynn Picture Company producing; Ben Bolea, who wrote THE MISERABLE ADEVNTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO!, which is set up at LD Entertainment with Kim Zubick producing; Josh Golden, who wrote ROAD TO OZ, which is set up at New Line Cinema with Flynn Picture Company producing; Mark Townend, who wrote CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL, which is set up at Broad Green Pictures with Bellevue Productions, Storyscape Entertainment and Weed Road Pictures producing; Michael Schatz, who wrote THE WOMAN WITH RED HAIR, a 2016 Black List script which is currently being packaged by Berlanti Productions; Mark Mavrothalasitis, who wrote VERTICAL for Alcon Entertainment, as well as WOLF IN THE WILD, which is set up at Awesomeness Film; Jorge Rivera, a staff writer on the Fox series A.P.B.; Matt Saracusa, who wrote CIRCLEVILLE, which is set up at Endgame Entertainment; Matt Leslie & Stephen Smith, who wrote THE HARROWING, which is set up at Cinelou Pictures with Jeffrey Reddick (FINAL DESTINATION) producing, as well as SUMMER OF ‘84, which appeared on the 2016 Blood List; Michael Salomon, who wrote SURVEILLANCERS, a half-hour comedy pilot set up at Warner Bros. TV Studios with Intrigue Entertainment and Quadrant Pictures producing; Chris Devlin, who wrote THE WRETCHED EMILY DERRINGER, a 2015 Black List script which is being directed by Adria Petty; and Andrew Zilch, who wrote A CROOKED SOMEBODY, which was directed by Trevor White and starred Rich Sommer, Clifton Collins Jr., Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Joanne Froggatt.

Originally from Massachusetts, Jeff received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and studied Film and Television writing at UCLA Extension. 

Andrew Zaozirny | Creative Director / Designer, Motion Graphics

Hailing from Canada, Andrew Zaozirny headed south to study graphic design at the California Institute of the Arts. Since graduating, Andrew has immersed himself in the motion graphics industry for almost a decade, working for clients such as Brand New School, Logan, Superfad, and Iron Claw. Andrew lead the design for T-Mobile's Charles Barkley 'I May Be Wrong' commercial, Fox Sports International promotional campaign and DirecTV's installation wall for their headquarters in El Segundo. Whether it's in design, animation or direction, Andrew applies a unique and dynamic visual presence to all of his work.