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Who We Are

Who We Are

Z23 Studios is a Media Production Company dedicated to producing cutting edge visuals for the next generation.  Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Z23 Studios’ primary focus is the development of High-End Animation, HD, UHD, and 4K Production through using our innovative workflows.  We utilize our dynamic pipeline combined with our creative vision and unique style for Broadcast TV, Digital Cinema, Social Media and Photorealistic Product Visualization.  We offer a variety of services that range from:  Animation to Motion Graphics, Photography to Production, Post-Production to Visual Effects and everything in between.

Our Mission

It is Z23 Studios’ mission to provide our clients with the best solution for their business.  We offer our clients the total package, which is proven to exceed their expectations and will build long working relationships.  With our formula of creative vision, unique style and a broad spectrum of capabilities, we can bring much success to our clients.  Please contact us for a free consultation or quote by completing the form on our contact page, or call us at 1-855-Z23-2300.



Z23 Studios has been my go-to for VFX needs on film and tv projects. Anthony and team are amazingly creative. They’re able to take any concept you come up with and bring it to life. Everything from simple image replacement to complete world creation is done beautifully. Additionally, the turn-around time is quick and the rates are reasonable. I’ve recommended Z23 several times and will continue to do so because I know they’ll always do great work.Caroline Collins Zenkevich - Actress / Director / Producer


Anthony Holzwarth and Z23 Studios were an incredible asset to this team. They provided some awesome breath effects, one of the hardest in the industry to pull off. Plus a very well done title sequence to boot.Chad Patrick Shannon - Director


FILMMAKERS: for all your visual effects needs, big or small, I cannot recommend Anthony Holzwarth at Z23 Studios enough. Nice guy, wonderful, top quality VFX, very very reasonable prices & solid work.Steve Parys - Director


Anthony is a pleasure to work with and an extremely talented VFX artist.Brandon Roudebush - Director / Editor


I dont know where to begin with this review for this amazingly talented company! We connected with them a few years back about doing a few promo videos for our company, PVU Event Group. Since then we have moved all of our multi-media work over to them to be the designers and creative mind for us. I am so happy with the work that they do for us from the media for events to the motion monograms for weddings and even flying a team to Las Vegas to capture the event we produced for a DJ show. Totally blown away thank you so much! Contact them now and you will see the creative work they can do for you!Bill Jakub - Owner of PVU Event Group


Z23 Studios provides technical expertise, efficiency and creativity in every avenue. Anthony is absolutely wonderful!!! His professionalism and range of knowledge is unbeatable. Anthony created not only an outstanding website and commercial for my place of work - but is always easy to reach in a technical emergency. Highly recommended!!!!Jessica Grimm - Events Coordinator


I LOVE the video they filmed & edited for us!!! Amazing! I love the animation they did to my logo ring! They did an AWESOME job!Jodi Colella - Founder of Wedding Flea Market®


I've had the opportunity to have Z23 Studios take both my daughter and son's high school senior photos. He was very accommodating when it came to location and wardrobe changes. We were very pleased with the quality of work and affordable pricing. I would recommend Z23 Studios to all my friends and family. Cheryl Nemeth


Thanks to Z23 Photography for the amazing work and professionalism that you offered us during our special day! We couldn't have had anyone do quite the job that you all have done for us!Antonio Caro


We hired Z23 Studios to film our wedding in 2012; Anthony did a phenomenal job! He captured all of the details and added so many special touches. We were truly surprised when we received the dvd...his work brought us to tears. He is now our family photographer and always exceeds our expectations. He gets the best shots, he is very in tune to what exactly you are looking for, and the special touches he adds are one of a kind!Jessica & Bill Kress

Video Testimonials

-Jim Krenn – Standup Comedian & Radio Host

-Terry Jones – Standup Comedian & Radio Personality

-Leonard Malinowski    CEO/Founder of Scalativity

-Randy McKenzie – Award Winning Medical Illustrator

-Carol Linn – General Manager of The Georgetown Centre

About the boss

Anthony Holzwarth

  • CEO & CCO
  • VFX Supervisor
  • Director
  • Photographer

Anthony Holzwarth, is a man of many hats: CG Artist, Digital Motion Designer, Director, & Photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Anthony is the founder & owner of Z23 Studios, LLC.  Since Anthony’s childhood, he had always wanted to create a company that housed Animation, Production, and Visual Effects all in one,  Z23 Studios, is that dream vision. Anthony graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Information Technology Multimedia.

Through Anthony’s unique style and a broad spectrum of capabilities, his work has been displayed on major broadcast television networks with his commercial work. In this day and age having a digital presence is vital, Anthony has been featured on multiple blogs and websites for the (spoof) videos he and his clients have created. Anthony had obtained some pretty large Pittsburgh-based clients; Georgetown Centre, McKenzie Illustrations, Jim Krenn, PrimeCore Group, Hard Rock Cafe, Medicare Specialists of Pittsburgh, Patriot Physical Therapy & Wagner Chiropractic, along with a whole host of comedians, up-and comers and unique projects.

With over 10 years of experience, He has always had the creative vision that the industry requires. His passion & drive have aspired to bring amazing new concepts to life while telling a story through animation, production or motion graphics / VFX. Anthony & Z23 Studios work(s) on all facets of productions. Hire us or collaborate with us for your next production.

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