Born in 1966 Attias began his artistic path when at 22 he designed a line
of avant-garde jewelry that appeared in fashion shows, movies and landed
on the covers of magazines like Rolling Stone, Details and Seventeen.
Ziggy Attias. Photo by Marina Levitskaya
Ziggy Attias is currently working on a one man show of his sculptures for
The National Museum of Catholic Art and History in NYC. The exhibition will
be on display from September 2006 to January 2007.
Attias established Ziggy Films in 1996 and has made two documentary films
that have been aired on PBS. The first was the award winning documentary
Traveling the Distance, about the Shinnecock Indian's 50th Anniversary Labor
Day Pow-Wow which The New York Times calls ".an important anthropological
reference." and Ride on Brother, about the cathartic cross country
bicycle journey of seven NYC firefighters in the wake of 9/11, for which
Attias was applauded by President Bush, "I commend your work to document
this remarkable bike tour which reflects the true spirit of our country"
Attias is also in post-production on The Nepal Diaries (a three part personal
journey through the Kingdom of Nepal).
Attias is about to embark on the film festival circuit with the just completed
The Father, Unblinking, a 16mm, 24minute, short film which he produced,
edited and directed and is an adaptation from the feature film screenplay
Prophets and Brothers which he is developing with Brian Evenson.
Prophets and Brothers will be Attias's feature film directorial debut.