Zimny is a Grammy® and Emmy Award®-winning artist, and the director of Bruce Springsteen’s latest feature LETTER TO YOU [Apple TV / 2020] which documents the E Street Band in the studio recording their latest album “Letter To You”.
In 2019, Zimny co-directed WESTERN STARS [Warner Bros / 2019] alongside Bruce Springsteen, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was an official selection at London’s BFI. Zimny also won a 2019 Emmy Award® for his work on SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY [NETFLIX / 2018].
Also premiering in 2019 was THE GIFT: THE JOURNEY OF JOHNNY CASH [YouTube / 2019] which was made in collaboration with the Cash Estate, The Kennedy Marshall Company and Imperative Entertainment. The Gift premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and was featured internationally at the CPH:DOX film festival in Copenhagen. His previous film, ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER, a two-part feature, premiered at SXSW and aired on HBO in 2018, receiving widespread critical acclaim.
He has previously directed and produced two feature length documentaries chronicling key chapters in Bruce Springsteen’s recording career, winning a Grammy for WINGS FOR WHEELS: THE MAKING OF BORN TO RUN, while THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was subsequently released on HBO.
Zimny has worked with Springsteen for the past 20 years, directing both BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S HIGH HOPES [HBO / 2014] and THE TIES THAT BIND [HBO / 2015], the short film for High Hopes track HUNTER OF INVISIBLE GAME, co-directed with Bruce Springsteen, and several music videos. He has also helmed music videos for Bob Dylan, The Low Anthem and many others.
Zimny previously edited three seasons of the highly acclaimed HBO series by David Simon, THE WIRE. He has also served as a consulting producer on Trouper Production’s DOWNLOADED (VH1 / 2014) and DEEP WEB (Epix / 2015) and as a Music Consultant on HBO Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO.