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Zara Symes

Writer

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Sarah Williams

Zara is an Australian-Scottish filmmaker whose writing focusses on gender identity and sexuality through horror and folkloric elements. Her feminist horror anthology HER HORROR has been greenlit for production in early 2022 for Shudder with Ruby Rock Pictures and Envision Entertainment and Zara has television series in development with The Imaginarium and Tall Story. Zara is also developing two feature films and has written and produced four award winning short films. ON AIR, starring DR WHO’s Mandip Gill and PUFF, recently premiered at Frightfest 2021, the UK’s premiere genre film festival. PUFF is Zara’s short film directing debut. She has previously worked extensively with NBCUniversal as a script editor and development coordinator across three new series and four returning series, and as script consultant on the studio’s first foray into VR/AR with Venice Berlinale nominated multi-narrative VR/AR series ELEVEN ELEVEN. Zara’s two episodes of Big Finish radio drama DARK SHADOWS: THE TONY AND CASSANDRA MYSTERIES are currently available on Audible.

Zara has been selected as a member of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew scheme for the last two years.

Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
ELEVEN ELEVEN
Company:
Syfy / Sky
Project details:
Script consultant
Production (role):
HER HORROR
Company:
Clipper Media Capital / RubyRock Pictures
Project details:
6 x 60' horror anthology
Production (role):
IN THE BLOOD
Company:
The Forge Entertainment
Project details:
1 x 60' pilot
Production (role):
THE OUTPOST
Company:
NBC Universal / Electric Entertainment
Project details:
Writers' room
Production (role):
SECRET CITY
Company:
Matchbox Pictures Australia
Project details:
Writers' room
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
METEOR
Production (role):
A TO Z
RADIO
Production (role):
DARK SHADOWS
Company:
Big Finish Productions
Project details:
2 x 60' radio dramas

"The Mystery of the Dance Macabre"

"The Mystery of the Broken Doll"
SHORT FILMS
Production (role):
RIBBLE
Project details:
Directed by David Robert Tucker

Produced by Adam Woodhall

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): ELEVEN ELEVEN
    Company: Syfy / Sky
    Project details: Script consultant
  • Production (role): HER HORROR
    Company: Clipper Media Capital / RubyRock Pictures
    Project details: 6 x 60' horror anthology
  • Production (role): IN THE BLOOD
    Company: The Forge Entertainment
    Project details: 1 x 60' pilot
  • Production (role): THE OUTPOST
    Company: NBC Universal / Electric Entertainment
    Project details: Writers' room
  • Production (role): SECRET CITY
    Company: Matchbox Pictures Australia
    Project details: Writers' room
  • Production (role)
  • Production (role): METEOR
  • Production (role): A TO Z
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): DARK SHADOWS
    Company: Big Finish Productions
    Project details: 2 x 60' radio dramas

    "The Mystery of the Dance Macabre"

    "The Mystery of the Broken Doll"
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): RIBBLE
    Project details: Directed by David Robert Tucker

    Produced by Adam Woodhall
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