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"This deviant story, set in such a painfully normal environment, makes for one beautifully disturbing film."

Little White Lies

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.

2010 / 15min / RED MX

Zona Pictures

Cast: Jane Guernier, Gordon Mounsey, Paul Alaistair Southey, Alex Childs
Directed by:  Stephanie Zari
Screenplay by: Samantha Whittaker, Stephanie Zari
Produced by: Stephanie Zari
Director of Photography: Mikolaj Jaroszewicz

Editor: Andrew C. Evans
Composer: Moritz Schmittat
Production Designer: Hannah Knowlton

Costume Designer: Suzy Peters

Hair & Make-Up Designer: Jennifer Nash


Broadcast on BBC HD Shorts February 2012
Reel Women Film Festival, UK, 2015
Shorts On Tap + Women In Revolt Series, UK, 2015 & 2016
Shooting People Film of The Month, Finalist 2014, 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)
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


Best Director - Underwire Film Festival, UK

Best Screenplay Nominee - Underwire Film Festival, UK


Little White Lies
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