BAFTA Longlisted in 2014 for her short film DAWN, Stephanie is an award winning writer/director/producer based in the UK.Her first short film ‘MARIGOLDS’ achieved festival and critical success, screening at over 17 festivals worldwide including the London Short Film Festival and Cambridge Film Festival. It received rave reviews in Little White Lies and Best for Film. Marigolds was broadcast on the final episode of BBC HD Shorts in March 2012. She was honoured to receive the Best Director award for Marigolds at Underwire Film Festival and both her films were chosen as Collabor8te and Hunger.tv’s film of the week and Shooting People Film of the Month wildcard.
Stephanie’s short screenplay 'Hello George' was shortlisted for UK Digishorts, The Golden Brad Awards and Best Screenplay at Super Shorts Film Festival.
'DAWN' her second short starring Edward Hogg, is also a taster for her first feature film, IN OUR BLOOD produced by Moving Pictures Media. Dawn has screened at festivals worldwide including Busan SFF, Pentedattilo, Aesthetica and London Short Film Festival and recently acquired by IndieFlix.
As well as making her own films, Stephanie has produced and assistant directed myriad music promos, shorts, virals, commercials and feature films for top production companies and established producers including Pinewood Studios, Pulse, Partizan, Academy, Gas & Electric, HSI, Colonel Blimp, Cap Gun Collective, Agile, BFI, Third Films, Able & Baker, Moving Pictures Media and many more. She's had the pleasure of working and collaborating with artists, musicians and filmmakers such as Goldfrapp, Lisa Gunning, Frightened Rabbit, Handheldcineclub, Jamie Thraves, Esther May Campbell, Anna Calvi, Shane Filan, Emile Nava, Jack King, Carly Cusen, Omid Nooshin, The XX, Jesse J, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Matthew Walker, Mo Ali, Young Replicant, Little Mix, Sam Smith, Rough Copy and The Saturdays to name but a few.Stephanie was chosen for the Branchage Director's Lab and is a member of Director's UK.
Name: Stephanie Zari
Lives in: London, England
Unique traits: Director, Writer, Producer, 1st Assistant Director
BEST DIRECTOR, UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL ~ 'Marigolds' Short Film
BEST SCREENPLAY (NOMINATED), UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL ~ 'Marigolds' Short Film
Metropolitan Film School