Stephanie is an American born, UK based award-winning filmmaker. She is the creator, director and EP of the live-action interactive feature HOUSE HACK which was commissioned by Whatifi and produced under her banner FORGE FILMS that she founded in 2017.

Her feature directorial debut ZEBRA GIRL stars Tom Cullen, Jade Anouka and Sarah Roy and is based on the critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe play 'Catherine & Anita'. It will be released in UK Cinemas 28th May 2021.

She has over 20 years' industry experience, firstly as an actor, then as a successful First Assistant Director and Promo/Shorts Producer. She has worked alongside top tier talent, broadcasters and production companies including BBC, BFI, Channel 5 and Sky Vision and is in development on several film and TV projects.

“The way all of these technical elements come together really makes Zebra Girl an exciting and unique experience quite unlike any other. Zari’s debut feature is a thrill.”

★★★★ Taryll Baker - UK Film Review

Selected credits


date
production
producer/ production company
features:
2021
HOUSE HACK
Jennifer Monks, Monika Kasprzak / Forge Films, Whatifi
2021
ZEBRA GIRL
Monika Kasprzak, Dai Davison / 19th Street Productions
shorts:
2017
BEING KEEGAN
Jennifer Monks, Stephanie Zari / Muddy Pool, Templeheart
Winner: Best Short Film - International Film Festival of Wales 2018
Winner: Best International Short Drama - Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2018
2012
DAWN
Isabella Marchese Ragona / Moving Pictures Media
Bafta Longlist - 2014
2010
MARIGOLDS
Stephanie Zari / Zona Pictures
Winner: Best Director - Underwire Film Festival 2010
2009
FAITH ALONE
Stephanie Zari
Selected credits as First AD
television:
2018
I AM A KILLER (Docudrama)
various directors / Sky Vision for Netflix
2018
PRINCE ALBERT
Paul Olding / Elephant House Studios for Channel 5
2017
ELIZABETH I (Docudrama)
Chris Holt / Oxford Film & Television for Channel 5
2017
ELIZABETH I'S SECRET AGENTS
Chris Durlacher, Julian Jones / 72 Films for BBC2
2016
HENRY VIII AND HIS SIX WIVES
Chris Holt / Oxford Film & Television for Channel 5
feature films:
2018
DEUS
Steve Stone / Thomas Mattinson / GSP Studios
2016
LIGHT YEARS
Esther May Campbell / Samm Haillay, Wendy Bevan Mogg / Third Films
2015
KILL YOUR FRIENDS (2nd Unit/Daily)
Owen Harris / Gregor Cameron, Will Clarke / AI-Film
2014
TRAVELLER
Benjamin Johns / Isabella Battiston / Moving Pictures Media, Savanna Films
2013
MONTANA
Mo Ali / Mark Foligno / Moli Films
2013
LAST PASSENGER
Omid Noonish / Zack Winfield, Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto / NDF International