Talent Guide

Chris Zafirson

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2012


Chris Zafirson is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. Having spent his career as a business leader at a Fortune 500 company, Zafirson decided it was time to pursue his life long passion of screenwriting. In 2008, he completed his first full-length screenplay L.A. Mourning and has been writing ever since. In 2009, Zafirson partnered with Mahesh Pailoor to write Asphalt Symphony, which became a second round selection for the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting competition. In 2012, Zafirson graduated from UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting and is currently working to develop the projects he created at UCLA.

Current Project

Asphalt Symphony


A washed up basketball phenom-turned-recruiter catapults an undiscovered young prodigy from the streets of Detroit into the high stakes world of amateur basketball but then must fight to protect him from following in his tragic footsteps.