STEPHANIE ZARI – BIO Stephanie is currently in development on her debut feature, a dark psychological thriller,  IN OUR BLOOD that has been awarded development funding by Creative England and British Film Institute (BFI). The script reached the semi-finals of the SHORE SCRIPT competition out of 2500+ entries and the project has been selected for the 2017 BFI/Birds Eye View FILMONOMICS scheme. Stephanie is an award winning writer/director/producer. Her first short film MARIGOLDS achieved festival and critical success, screening at festivals and events worldwide and viewed over 12,500 times online. Having received rave review in Little White Lies, MARIGOLDS was acquired and broadcast on BBC HD SHORTS, won Best Director at Underwire Film Festival and nominated for Best Screenplay, as well as being a finalist for Shooting People's film of the month. Her films have been chosen as Collabor8te and’s film of the week and SHORTS ON TAP, WOMEN IN REVOLT SERIES in 2015/16 and have been curated for various online platforms including Filmdoo and Indieflix. She was BAFTA shortlisted in 2014 for her short film DAWN starring Edward Hogg (Taboo, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jupiter Ascending, Indian Summers) and Keeley Forsyth (Happy Valley, The Casual Vacancy, Guardians Of The Galaxy). DAWN is her second short film and draws upon the themes of her upcoming feature, IN OUR BLOOD. DAWN screened at festivals worldwide and has been viewed over 3,200 times online. Stephanie’s latest short film, BEING KEEGAN, which stars multi-BAFTA nominated Stephen Graham (Taboo, This Is England, Boardwalk Empire, Pirates of The Caribbean) is currently in post production and has garnered the in-kind support of BAFTA and OSCAR winning post-production teams at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, Company 3 and Rushes and also secured Stephanie a PIA PRESSURE NEW VOICES Award. BEING KEEGAN’s trailer was released to astounding success being viewed over 7,000 times online and off the back of its potential secured additional completion funds from TEMPLEHEART FILMS. The trailer was also selected by AWARDEO and FILM SHORTAGE for trailer/campaign of the week, INDIEWIRE’ Project of The Week and shortlisted for the SCREENCRAFT Short Film Production Award as well as receiving a Danish Decibel Arts Fund.  Stephanie was chosen for the Branchage Director's Lab and is a member of Director's UK. She has forged a successful career as a First Assistant Director currently repped by Screen Talent Agency and a Promo Producer working with top tier artists and talent over the last 8 years from Goldfrapp, Sam Smith and Little Mix and Esther May Campbell to Jamie Thraves. Stephanie is now focused on moving exclusively into development and production of her own projects as a filmmaker. See more work here: IMDB LINK, PROMONEWS, PROMONEWS2,

Other Credits

Faith Alone SHORT FILM View
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Marigolds SHORT FILM View
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DRAMA 2010
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Being Keegan starring Stephen Graham Short Film View
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When a tormented naval officer returns home to Liverpool, the city's streets become a landscape for redemption and atonement as he is forced to confront his past. 2017
In Our Blood SINGLE FILM View
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Dark psychological thriller in development with Creative England 2017. 2017
Zebra Girl Feature Film View
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After murdering her husband, a woman is forced to confront her traumatic past and becomes trapped in a tragic cycle of madness, destruction and revenge. 2019

Non-Directorial Credits

Goldfrapp: Tales of Us View
Compilation of music videos live broadcast to over 300 cinemas worldwide.
HITMAN: Breaking Out Of The Box View


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