Past Resident

Zara Meerza

Zara Meerza is a British filmmaker and screenwriter. She has previously worked on projects for the BBC, BFI, Sky Arts, Arts Council UK, and Warp Films across films, festivals, interactive, VR and TV. She holds degrees in Art History from Cambridge University, University College London and the University of Manchester.

In 2016 she was chosen by the British Film Institute, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, All3Media, Creative Skillset and the National Film and Television School for various film and screenwriting talent and development initiatives.

During 2017 she will be a filmmaker in residence at Arts, Letters & Numbers (New York), Anima (Mexico) and The Hollows (Brooklyn.)

She is currently working on a variety of documentary and fiction projects, including interactive web documentary ‘The Cramps,’ ‘Yellow’ — a TV pilot about the birth of Yellow Journalism, ‘Marfa, TX’ — a feature and interactive documentary selected for Sheffield Docfest’s 2015 Devise II Deliver Programme, and an untitled narrative/archive feature project about adolescent life during the Bangladesh War.