Zeus Pictures is an independent development and production company based in New York City, focusing on powerful, character-driven films, T.V. shows, and graphic novels. We work across all genres, with a particular passion for unique storytelling in sci-fi, drama, fantasy, and horror.
We believe that the greatest stories are told through the eyes of authentic and complicated characters and strive to transport audiences to worlds both familiar and fantastic.
Zeus Kontoyannis is a producer and writer with nearly 10 years of experience in the film industry. After arriving in New York City in 2009, he worked with Cinetic Media on the Banksy documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” From there, he continued his career under veteran Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin, working on films including “The Social Network,” “True Grit,” and “The Dictator,” and the original theater production of “Book of Mormon.” Following his time at Scott Rudin Productions, Zeus joined projects under veteran indie producers Terry Leonard and Mynette Louie.
An avid traveller, Zeus was born in the United Kingdom, raised in Athens, Greece, and has studied film in both New York and Texas. While living in Dallas, he produced, directed, and edited live concert events and short-films, including a feature “rockumentary” showcasing local indie-rock bands. In addition to his creative endeavors, Zeus also serves as a board member for The Nikolas Symposium, a charity founded by his parents to find a cure for LCH, a rare disease that affects one of his brothers.
In 2014, he began working as an independent producer developing new, compelling projects under his company Zeus Pictures.