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With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.


Directed By
Alex Winter

Produced By
Alex Winter and Glen Zipper

Ahmet Zappa

John Frizzell

Executive Producers
Robert Halmi
Jim Reeve

Supervising Producer
Devorah DeVries

Executive Producer
Seth Gordon

Edited By
Mike J. Nichols

Director of Photography
Anghel Decca

Sound Design and Supervision by
Lon Bender

Original Score by
John Frizzell


Bruce Bickford
Pamela Des Barres
Bunk Gardner
David Harrington
Mike Keneally
Scott Thunes
Joe Travers
Ian Underwood
Ruth Underwood
Steve Vai
Ray White
Gail Zappa


Date for DVD release subject to change.