Stephanie's comedy horror HOUSE HACK, produced under her banner FORGE FILMS, is due for release in Spring 2021. She is the creator, director and EP of the live-action interactive feature which was commissioned by Whatifi and shot on location in Estonia. Her debut feature film ZEBRA GIRL starring Jade Anouka, Tom Cullen and Sarah Roy is set for release in late Spring 2021.

She has over 20 years’ industry experience, firstly as an actor, then as a successful Promo/Shorts Producer and First Assistant Director. In between making her own films, she worked alongside top tier talent, broadcasters and production companies. Stephanie is a member of WGGB, Directors UK and Cinesisters and holds dual UK/US citizenship.

“Stephanie essentially made 16 movies rolled into one - out of her comfort zone, at a crazy-fast schedule. Look out for good old scares, insane twists, silly fun, and stellar performances from a cast that clicks with House Hack like demons on a sugar high.”

Jaanus Juss, Whatifi Co-Founder

Selected credits


date
production
producer/ production company
features:
2020
HOUSE HACK
Jennifer Monks, Monika Kasprzak / Forge Films, Whatifi
2019
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