She Stoops to Conquer

An aspiring performer struggles to breathe life into a new character she’s created.

Suddenly, she sees him: the real-life version of the man she’s been playing. Where’s the line between inspiration and theft?

A gender-bending romantic comedy about a man and her double.

Creative team

Writers: Kayla Lorette, Zachary Russell
Director: Zachary Russell
Producers: Marianna Khoury, Zachary Russell, Hanna Puley

About Zachary Russell

Zachary Russell

Zack is a playwright, theatre director and producer. This is his first film.

Select directing credits include the critically acclaimed porno-comedy Ajax (por nobody) by Alice Tuan (SummerWorks, 2012) and the Governor General’s Award-winning live-stream play rihannaboi95 by Jordan Tannahill (2013) for which Zack received a Dora Award nomination.

His plays have premiered in New York (The Flea Theater), Montreal (Lab Synthese) and Toronto (VideoFag).

In 2013, Zack and Kayla met while collaborating on the punk-rock opera Feint of Hart.

Most recently, he produced the Toronto and New York run of Sheila Heti’s All Our Happy Days Are Stupid. He lives in Toronto.

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