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Zara Symes

Writer

Zara is a British-Australian actress and screenwriter with a keen eye for unusual protagonists. Zara has written two hour-long episodes for the Big Finish radio drama series DARK SHADOWS, and her dark crime television series IN THE BLOOD was optioned by George Ormand at The Forge. Her female-led horror anthology series HER HORROR has a shopping agreement with Clipper Media and Jolyon Symonds with a Letter of Interest from AMC. Her short script won the Create50 challenge run by Chris Jones (founder of London Screenwriter’s Festival) with the highest number of script options in the project’s history. Zara’s biopic feature A TO Z based on the life of Phyllis Pearsall, the founder of the A-to-Z map, is currently being shopped, as is the treatment for television adaptation. She is also developing coming-of-age feature film METEOR with rising star director Isabelle Sieb, and Welsh-based historical drama feature EFA for Farrena Films and director Isabella Wing-Davey.  Zara currently works at NBCUniversal as Global Programming Script Coordinator, advising on incoming projects for Syfy, Universal Channel and 13th Street. She recently completed work as Script Consultant on upcoming multi-narrative shortform VR experience 11:11 for NBC Universal and Digital Domain.

Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
ELEVEN ELEVEN
Company:
Syfy / Sky
Project details:
Script consultant
Production (role):
HER HORROR
Company:
Clipper Media / Shoebox Films
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 / Shoebox Films
    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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