Filmmaker/Theatremaker

The Homemade Sketch Show is a Half Hour Digital Sketch Comedy Series Created and Curated during the Pandemic by Shara Ashley Zeiger. Working with many top sketch comedy creators, and a new host and musical guest each week from around the world. Shara regularly writes, films, and acts in sketches in the series as well.

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​​​​JOE is a New York Romantic Comedy about a barista who meets the man of her dreams, lies about what pays the bills and things turn awkward when she learns his favorite coffee shop is where she works.  Shara wrote, produced, and acts in JOE. 20min

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Film Festival Screenings:

The Sedona International Film 3/1/18 & 3/2/18

Newport Beach Film Festival 4/29/18

Hang onto your Shorts Film Festival  4/22/18

*Nominated Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress

Hoboken International Film Festival 5/21/18

Long Island International Film Expo 7/18/18

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema 8/4/18

*Nominated Best Editing

Broad Humor Film Festival 9/1/18

Northeast Film Festival 9/7/18-9/9/18

*Nominated Best Short, Best Actress

Oaxaca Film Festival 10/6/18-10/10/18 -script

*Nominated Best Comedy Pilot, Best Script

Top Indie Film Awards 11/18

*Winner Best Romantic Comedy & Best Writing

*Nominated Best Sound, Best Music, Best Editing

ITVFEST 10/17- Network Notes 

Indie Short Fest 12/18

*Winner Best Supporting Actress (Shara Ashley Zeiger) 

Houston Comedy Film Festival 4/13/19

*Nominated Best Romantic Comedy

Mayday Film Festival 5/20/19

Lighthouse International Film Festival 6/6/19-6/9/19

573 International Film Festival 6/7/19-6/9/19

Romance Feedback Film & Screenplay Festival 7/11/19

Hudson Valley Film Short Film Fest 7/27/19

Hamilton International Film Festival 7/27/19

*Nominated for The Hammer Award

Chain Film Festival 8/11/19

Women's Comedy Film Festival 8/17/19

*Nominated Best Romantic Comedy

VOB Film Festival 8/24/19

Cutting Room Internatioanl Film Festival 10/19/19

Bowery Film Festival 11/21/19

*Winner Best Short Film

Artists & Beers 2/13/20

*Series Deck Available 

 

 

A new film

written,/starring/directed and produced by

Shara Ashley Zeiger

13 minutes

I Mustache You is a silent physical comedy about Abby, an agoraphobic who receives an invitation to love, self acceptance, and the outside world.

*currently in post production

Festival Script Selections:

Southern State Indie Fan Film Festival

*Finalist Best Script

Sacramento International Film Festival

A new film

written/staring/directed and produced  by 

Shara Ashley Zeiger

5min

Two feminists, Stella and Maggie, up to no good, sneak off to the woods with a giant suitcase. 

Festivals:

Atlanta Comedy Film Festival 7/20

YoFiFest 11/3

Portland Comedy Film Festival 11/3

*Nominated Best Ensemble Cast

Smiles V Film Festival 12/6/19

Hudson Valley Shorts 2/1/20

NY Indie Theatre Film Festival 2/6/20

MayDay Film Festival (5/2020)

Lighthouse Int. Film Festival (6/2020)

Ketchikan Film Festival (8/25/20)

Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival (9/12/20)

Battle of The Sketches (9/15/20)

Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity & Inclusion (9/25/20)

Long Island International Film Expo (9/30/20)

Festival of Cinema NYC (10/1/20)

Chain Film Festival (TBA) 

A new film by

Shara Ashley Zeiger

99 pages

The Red Lotus is a feature film based on the short film I wrote a few years ago. 

Michelle can barely make ends meet when she drags her sister on a road trip under the guise of a yoga retreat, harboring a secret pregnancy to an underground abortion clinic, in a world five years past a hypothetical overturning of Roe vs Wade.

*currently looking for producing partners/pitching

 

Festival Script Selections:

Sacramento International Film Festival

Oaxaca Film Festival 

*Finalist Best Social Script, Best Script

The Script Lab Contest 

*Quarter Finalist 

A new series by

Shara Ashley Zeiger

29 page pilot

Dani Solomon, a heavyset, secular, Jewish, upper millennial has a dead end job at an online novelty company and her life is going nowhere, when her mother see's an add that a High School Jewish youth group sorority needs an advisor and blackmails her into discovering her own adulthood and what it means to be a Jew in America. 

*currently looking for producing partners/pitching

Roughly Speaking is a full length play with rap based on over 200 interviews with the NYC Homeless!

See a world we often walk by through the eyes of Lightning.Bolt, a rapper bound only by his wheelchair on a not so typical day at the soup kitchen. An existential struggle of survival begs questions of love, loss, and what's next. 

Roughly Speaking had a staged reading on 6/20/16 at Manhattan Theater Club and ran at Tada Theater in NYC 

10/29/16-11/20/16

For Press Info & Reviews

www.ThePlatformGroup.org

"#1 Show to see This week" ~ NY Theatre Guide 

 

"One of the top 6 shows to see with a limited run"

~ Playbill

"One of the 6 pieces of political theatre to see after the election" ~Broadwaybox.com

"Best Bet" ~ Theasy.com

"Behind Zeiger’s tight script and a handful of admirable performances, Roughly Speaking is an honest representation and dissection of the homeless culture in New York City." ~ TheaterScene.net

*CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR PRODUCING PARTNERS TO BRING THIS OFF-BROADWAY

A new film

starring/written and produced by

Shara Ashley Zeiger

19min

 

The Red Lotus is about Two sisters who go away for a weekend to strengthen their relationship and uncover a secret that will bind them for life.  The Red Lotus is a tale of strength, women's rights, sisterhood, and the human spirit.​ 

Film Festival Screenings:

NY Shorts International Film Festival 5/18

New Hope Film Festival  7/18

*Nominated Women in Film Award

VOB Film Festival 9/18

Golden Door International Film Festival  9/18

*Nominated Women in Cinema Award

Awareness Festival 10/18

Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 10/18

ITVFEST- Network Notes 10/18

Rome Prisma Awards 10/18

Mindfield Film Festival (NM) 10/18

*Winner Best Short & Best Actress (Shara Ashley Zeiger)

DUMBO Film Festival 11/18

Borrego Springs Film Festival 1/19

Hang onto Your Shorts 5/5/19

*Winner Best Ensemble Cast

*Nominated Best Short 

Bechdel Film Festival 5/29/19-6/2/19

*Included in Juried Top Shorts Block

Lanett City Film Festival 8/17/19-8/18/19

Oil Valley Film Festival 9/9/19

Top Indie Film Awards 11/19

*Nominated Best Original Concept

*Winner Best Writing

 

9min

Faustess screenings:

The Grove Film Festival 3/17

The Set Lovecraft 5/17

The Chain Film Festival 8/17

VOB Film Festival 9/3/17

Northeast Film Festival 9/8/17-9/10/17

New York New Filmmakers Festival 9/20/17

 

© 2015 by Shara Ashley Zeiger

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