Zara Paternoster

Actor / Commercial / Presenter
Age Range

17—30

Height

173cm

Eye Colour

Green

Hair Colour

Brown

Based In

Sydney

Zara Paternoster 

She is very serious about her craft, but Zara also has a definite soft spot for comedy, physical and cerebral.

A Sydney Theatre School graduate in 2018, British/Australian actor Zara has studied and trained widely to develop as a performer, deviser and writer.

Her most recent credits include The Factory Space Theatre Co.’s A Peculiar River, Crashing Water Theatre Co’s Baby X, which Zara also produced; Chippen St Theatre Co’s The Silence of the Lambs: Redux; Ninefold: A Theatre Ensemble’s The Gaslight Project where Zara was a deviser and performer; short films include Creatures by Little Fox productions, In Pursuit of Nothing by Ghostflyer Productions and Warm Discomfort by Fighting Fish Films. In 2022, Zara starred in Tania Vukcevic’s short film Ours for BMTV Productions.

Not the first young dancer to be denied a ballet career because of her height, Zara’s dance skills, physicality and commitment to fitness continue to stand her in good stead, as does her singing voice.

Words are another passion. Zara is very committed to her future as a writer for both stage and screen, with plans to produce a new work later in the year.

Zara Paternoster

Artist Resume

Short Film

Year
Role
Production

2022

Dakota

Ours

Dir. Tania Vukcevic

2021

Fuzz (Performer/Producer)

In Pursuit of Nothing

Ghostflyer Productions

Dir. Dingo Jones

2016

Cassandra

Clowsultation

Independent

Dir. Elise Overton

2016

Malina

Warm Discomfort

Independent

Dir. Sebastian Hill-Esbrand

2016

Sarah

Creatures

Little Fox Films

Dir. Paul James Bird

Commercial

Year
Role
Production

2021

Daughter

Opera Australia

The Image Bureau

Dir. James Tolich

Theatre

Year
Role
Production

2019

Nancy (Performer/Deviser)

The Gaslight Project

Ninefold: A Theatre Ensemble

Dir. Shy Magsalin

2019

Sandalwood

My Mother and Other Catastrophes

Patina Productions @ Limelight on Oxford

Dir. Julie Baz

2019

Georgie (Performer/Producer)

Baby X

Crashing Water Theatre Co.

Dir. Malcolm Frawley

2019

Marianna

A Peculiar River

Factory Space Theatre Co.

Dir. Roz Riley

2018

Hecuba

The Trojan Women

Sydney Theatre School

Dir. Danielle Maas

2018

Clarice Starling

The Silence of the Lambs: Redux

Chippen St Theatre

Dir. Danielle Maas

2018

Don Pedro

Much Ado About Nothing

Chippen St Theatre

2018

Harper

Angels in America: Millenium Approaches

Sydney Theatre School

Dir. Robert Carne

2018

Dottie

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

Sydney Theatre School

Dir. Deborah Jones

2018

Nina

The Seagull

Sydney Theatre School

Dir. Danielle Maas

Web Series

Year
Role
Production

2016

Sally

Clutch (Pilot Episode)

Forever Network

Dir. Kasper Kane