1. Dawn is a psychological drama exploring the bond of triplets, broken at birth, that sends surviving siblings Jude and Madison on an intimate quest to fill their sense of loss, grief and loneliness. On their 36th birthday, the missing link in their trinity lays just around the corner...

    FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

    BAFTA long-listed 2014
    POW Festival, Portland, USA, 2014
    Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK 2013
    Dublin International SFF, Ireland 2013
    Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy 2013
    NYC Downtown Film Festival, USA 2013
    Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea 2013
    A Corto di Donne, Italy 2013
    London Short Film Festival, UK 2013
    Cannes Court Metrage, France 2012

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  2. Dawn is a psychological drama exploring the bond of triplets, broken at birth, that sends surviving siblings Jude and Madison on an intimate quest to fill their sense of loss, grief and loneliness. On their 36th birthday, the missing link in their trinity lays just around the corner.

    REVIEWS:

    "From the soundtrack to the acting to the cinematography and editing, there’s not a hair out of place...
    Dawn is an excellent short film that subtly grips you from start to finish,
    and Stephanie Zari is a director to keep an eye on." ~ The London Film Review

    "Brilliant piece of work. The writing, the direction and cinematography impressed." ~ IndieFlix Review

    FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

    SHORTS ON TAP: Women in Revolt Series 2015
    BAFTA short-listed (final 15 before nominations) 2014
    POW Festival, Portland, USA, 2014
    Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK 2013
    Dublin International SFF, Ireland 2013
    Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy 2013
    NYC Downtown Film Festival, USA 2013
    Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea 2013
    A Corto di Donne, Italy 2013
    London Short Film Festival, UK 2013
    Cannes Court Metrage, France 2012

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  3. Susannah is living a typically quiet and dusty life in the suburbs with her husband Paul, when an unexpected visit from her son, Piers, surfaces a dark secret that has been brewing since he left the nest 15 years ago. As Susannah struggles to come to terms with Piers' relationship with his new girlfriend, her typical mediocre existence is slowly stripped away to reveal an obsession that is anything but typical...or secret.

    Marigolds is my first short film and won BEST DIRECTOR at Underwire Film Festival and nominated for. Best Screenplay. It received rave reviews in Little White Lies, Best for Film, Smoke Screen and Varsity online at the London Short Film Festival.

    PRESS/REVIEWS:

    littlewhitelies.co.uk/features/articles/london-short-film-festival-2011-round-up-part-i-13586

    smokescreenlondon.com/event-reviews/2015/4/14/shorts-on-tap-showcasing-women-filmmakers-at-the-new-deptford-cinema

    blog.castingnetworks.com/10891/

    emilyleong.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/marigolds-by-stephanie-zari/comment-page-1/

    varsity.co.uk/reviews/3066

    bestforfilm.com/film-blog/salon-des-refuses-2/

    directorsnotes.com/2010/11/23/underwire-directing/

    Marigolds aired on the last instalment of BBC HD SHORTS in February 2012.

    bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/films/p00dl5f5

    FESTIVALS

    Shorts on Tap + Women in Revolt Series, 2015/16
    Broadcast on BBC HD Shorts February 2012
    Hunger.tv, 2014
    Collabor8te, 2014
    Women Mujeres Spanish Film Festival 2012
    BBC Filmnetwork 2011
    NewFilmmakers L.A. at Gower Street Studios 2011
    Cannes Court Metrage 2011
    Britspotting, Berlin 2011
    L.A. International Women's Film Festival, 2011
    London Short Film Festival 2011
    Underwire Film Festival, UK 2010 (Best Director)
    3rd Branchage International Film Festival, UK 2010
    30th Cambridge Film Festival, UK 2010
    Lady Filmmakers Festival, L.A. 2010
    ArtsFest Birmingham 2010, UK 2010
    Salon des Refuses, UK
    Bestival, UK 2010

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  4. 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.

    BEING KEEGAN is directed and produced by award winning and BAFTA shortlisted filmmaker Stephanie Zari, written by Kenneth Branagh Drama Award winning playwright Jilly Gardiner and produced by Creative England/BFI supported producer Jennifer Monks.

    A psychological, coming of age short film spanning three decades in Liverpool, BEING KEEGAN stars BAFTA nominated Stephen Graham (TABOO, JOURNEY's END, THIS IS ENGLAND, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, SNATCH) and a host of UK emerging talent.

    FESTIVALS/AWARDS

    Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival - WINNER - Best International Short Drama
    Lighthouse International Film Festival, USA
    Long Island International Film Expo, USA
    TMFF, UK - WINNER - Audience Award, Best Actor (Stephen Graham), Best Editor (Marco Ruffatti), Best Score (Stephen Gallagher), Best Cinematography Nomination (Brian Strange)
    IndieFlicks, UK - WINNER - Directors Choice Award
    Manchester Lift Off Festival, UK
    BCN Sports Festival, Spain
    Shorts on Tap, UK
    CinemaJam, UK

    The film has garnered in-kind support of BAFTA and OSCAR winning post-production teams at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, Company 3, Rushes and Goldcrest. It also secured Stephanie a 2017 PIA PRESSURE NEW VOICES Award. BEING KEEGAN’s trailer was released to astounding success, securing additional completion funds from TEMPLEHEART FILMS as well as being selected by AWARDEO and FILM SHORTAGE for trailer and campaign of the week, INDIEWIRE’s Project of The Week and shortlisted for the SCREEN CRAFT Short Production Award.

    FULL LIST OF CREDITS: imdb.com/title/tt5345126/combined

    OFFICIAL TRAILER: vimeo.com/162937838

    JOIN US ON:

    facebook.com/BeingKeegan/
    twitter.com/BeingKeegan
    stephaniezari.com/films/being-keegan-2/

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STEPHANIE ZARI - Filmmaker

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BAFTA shortlisted (final 15) 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…


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BAFTA shortlisted (final 15) 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. stephaniezari.com

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, acquired by IndieFlix and recently received a 4* review from London Film Review.

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.

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